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.