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Trout Inn

Date of photo: c.1928

Picture source: Derek Sturch

The Trout Inn was situated on Chard Road. This pub closed in the 1960s, when the publican was Bernard Hiscox. It had an in-house skiffle group "Trout Anglers" who played most weekends and was the birth place of Millwey Rise FC in 1958.
As a kid I lived in Millway Rise and walked past the Trout Inn most days on my way back from school. I was too young to drink there but I remember so well looking in the usually open door, and seeing working men, about 4 or 5 of them usually, drinking cider. I still remember that wonderful translucent orange brew of the rough cider and wondering what it tasted like. It looked absolutely wonderful.
I remember the publicanís son had a skiffle band, The Trout Anglers. I didnít hear them play very often, just a couple of times.
On a sadder note, I remember a tragic incident when a friend of my mums who lived opposite the pub, sent her young daughter over to the pub to get some change for the electric meter. She was aged about 4. A car came over the brow of the hill and killed her. It devastated people in the area.
By the time I was old enough to drink in pubs I had moved to a different area. The Trout Inn lives on in my memory.
Tony Loftus (May 2019)

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Name Dates Comments
Jen Enticott 1959/1967 My mother, father and I used to stay here for a week every year for a while, as a break from life in Kent, and to visit my father's family. I used to love the decor in the bedrooms - the green room, blue room etc.