Well we know that Woolworths has closed but the closing of the Golden Lion in the centre of my town was a surprise. It seems it is temporary as it is being bought by a brewery group. This place has seen lots of history and lots of changes I am sure.
The director of our local museum says that it was built around 1440. The first written record of the pub was in the will of a local resident in 1482 but it is said to most certainly have existed a long time before that.
In 1601 it was inherited by philosopher and writer Francis Bacon, a good friend of playwright William Shakespeare. It is quite possible that Shakespeare sat in the pub.
I think we will be going on a trip in the next post, not literally but a delve into my recent photos so stay tuned and come with me.