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Report - The Waggon and Horses - Audley - august 2016

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by tazong, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. tazong

    tazong 28DL Full Member
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    The earliest known record of the pub is from 1818, with the first record of the name "Waggon & Horses" from 1834. The pub was renamed Potters Lodge, before returning to its original name in 2009 when new owners bought and refurbished the venue.

    In recent years, it was known as a "family-friendly" (with a small children's play area) pub and had separate eating and drinking rooms as well as monthly live music, with fine wines, real ale and regular guest beers. Also on-site were two pet donkeys called Brazil and Elvis, pigs and a sheep.

    The venue then slowly increased in popularity with many nights being fully booked. Then on the 27th June 2011 the pub was closed the same as every Monday night and a local resident spotted smoke coming from the roof of the pub. Fire crews later blamed arsonists as they had found evidence that multiple fires had been set around the property, and forced entry at the rear of the kitchen area.

    The pub has been closed ever since.

    Some pictures i took on the day:

    28651100614_4459405c54_b.jpg DSC_0093 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    28651105754_2d50bbb7bc_b.jpg DSC_0092 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    28651590634_3ea49ea7b8_b.jpg DSC_0072 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    28985764660_4d7ea4072c_b.jpg DSC_0088 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    28653161623_0718f549d5_b.jpg DSC_0080 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    29195273291_f750960cf6_b.jpg DSC_0077 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    28985630260_74cc8416fe_b.jpg DSC_0074 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    28653027333_b66f6af13e_b.jpg DSC_0084 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    This is the explore video i made:


    Finally this is betty flying overhead:


    Thanks for watching.

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  2. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Hate to see a pub go like this :( Nice photos though :thumb
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