The Cock and Greyhound

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The Cock and Greyhound: One of the oldest inns in Whitchurch, first mentioned 1667 “rented to Robert Peares, taken over by his wife Margerie 1683 (then called the Black Greyhound). Taken by John Nettles, a barber-surgeon, and his wife 1696.”

Following numerous 18th and 19th century occupancies, William Tudor (in place 1896-1934) probably qualifies as the longest serving licensee. In 1896 there were 6 bedrooms accommodating 11 lodgers, with stabling for 14 horses (night) and 50 (day). We’re bringing the en suite lodging rooms back in 2015, so watch this space.

We fell in love with, and thus had to buy, this absolute gem with all its endearing historic nuances in late 2014, deciding it needed some serious tlc to bring it back to its former glory. A beautiful sun-filled patio took lots of work, lots of reclaimed beech flooring, oak timbers, a front door from the late 19th century, some amazing copper lanterns from a first world war British destroyer flanking the bar, 1920’s pendant lights floating underneath our panelled ceilings, and our lovely piano are some of the features we hope you’ll enjoy; we thought it best to fill this historic beauty of a building with interesting objet-d’art, and anything that caught our eye!

We teamed this with a brand new kitchen, restored 16c leaded windows to their former glory, and threw church pews and oak around as if it were confetti- what came back down is what you see today: a beautifully and sympathetically restored British pub serving local cask ales, food from local farms and producers, and quality affordable wines, in all its proud glory.

 

We hope you’ll enjoy The Cock and Greyhound as much as we do.

For table bookings, call us on 01948 665 151.

Bargates, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1LL