Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Regency Inns



 Pubs hold a very special place in Britain as they did in the Regency.  Here are a couple in the small village of Thruxton, Hampshire where we stayed overnight.   Both inns were built well before the Regency.

The George Inn is a 17th century coaching inn which a character in a book might well have stopped at en route by stage or perhaps postchaise.














The White Horse Inn, dating back to the fourteenth century, however, is very different.  It is located in the village near "Mullenspond" and in 1761 a turnpike gate was set up opposite it for the turnpike road between Amesbury and Andover.

The two views of the front and back of the inn provide a sense of its charm and a wonderful setting for a trip during Regency times.

Until next time