North West, 52.25379,0.81599
Real Ale is sold here.
Norton Rd, IP31 3QH
grid reference TL 923 654
Pleasant pub with conservatory area. Disabled toilet.
A former Greene King pub which was found de-branded when visited in March 2015.
In past days, the pub was known locally as "The Fly".
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
The William Ridgeon who was landlord from the 1840s, was grandfather of the founder of Ridgeon's builders' merchants which is still going strong locally after four generations.
New Spanish management in September 2010 brought a Spanish theme to the food.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)