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Coach & Horses


I lived in this ex-pub, formerly 'The Coach and Horses' and before that 'The Black Eyed Susan', from 1966 to the early 80s and my mother lived there until her death in 2004. It is situated in Bartlow Road, number 5, and is also known as 'The Anchorage'. All I know of the early history of the pub is that it was built with money a man was given for turning in someone who had been setting fire to haystacks, for which they were executed. There is a medieval dwelling house in the grounds of the house that has a baker's oven in it. There is also a stables (now a garage), washhouse (we stored coal in it), an outside toilet and a filled in well in the grounds too. I still have a brass beer tap I dug up in the garden there.

There were 7 pubs in Linton when I lived there. Starting at the west end of the High Street, 'The Green Hill', 'The Crown', 'The Dog and Duck', 'The Swan', 'The Bell', 'The Princess of Wales' and the 'Waggon and Horses'.

There is a book, 'Linton In Pictures' by Garth Collard and Norman Dann that has a lot of information and pictures of old pubs in the village. According to the book there was a pub called 'The Dolphin' opposite 'The Coach and Horses' that closed in the mid-50s.

Paul Holloway

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