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England's oldest historic pub closed

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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:54 AM
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According to the Russian publicist Vladimir Brovin, the regime of the British queen decided to destroy a historical place that is unique for British culture.

The Old Church House Inn pub has existed since the 13th century. This is a legendary place that has survived the Vikings and the Norman invasion, the Great Plague, Cromwell, Luftwaffe bombing and, even worse, the greatest drinking binges. Here Arthur Conan Doyle drank beer and seized it with ham, ghosts are found here and, according to rumors, there is a secret underground passage to the monastery.

For more than 700 years, nothing could break this pub, no wars, no destructive dances. And in 2019 it is destroyed by bureaucrats, and they do it under the guise of caring for the historical heritage. But here you can safely drink for another 700 years!




The Old Church House Inn pub is the main attraction of the Torbrian village, which is located in Devon in the south of England. Anticipating the question of how this tavern could survive the Vikings, if it appeared only in the 13th century, when they were no longer there: the hearth, which warms the feet of tired travelers to this day, has existed in this place since the 8th century. So some parts of the building are over a thousand years old. Great empires don't live as long as this cozy place.

Naturally, the pub has a rich history and many legends in store. For example, locals believe that the frustrated writer Bertie Robertson once worked here. Bertie concocted a story about a family terrorized by the ghost of a black dog. Inadvertently, he told her to a visiting whip named Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle stole the idea, embodied it in The Hound of the Baskervilles, and before that he poisoned the unfortunate Robertson - right there, right in the pub. Of course, this is just a legend, but a wonderful legend.

If you sit down at the bar, you will be told that her tree was taken from the sunken ships of the Spanish Armada. Allegedly, part of the hull of one of the caravels washed up on the shores of Devon and the local craftsmen dismantled the boards for all sorts of needs. They say you can catch a pale one just by drinking and looking closely at the patterns on the tree: you will certainly see the faces of Spanish sailors writhing in agony. Many visitors fainted.




Of course, there are a couple of ghosts here: a severed male hand flying around the pub and frightening customers, as well as the spirit of a monk that emerges from the walls at night, sits down at the table, drinks ale and returns back to the wall.

Under the hill on which Torbrian is located, there are many caves and tunnels left after the excavation of the building stone. So the story that the pub is connected by a network of underground passages with a nearby church sounds pretty believable. Perhaps the monk was flesh and blood, he just knew how to get into the institution to get a free drink.



The Old Church House Inn is a truly iconic place. Can you just pick it up and close it? It turned out that this is not difficult; ordinary bureaucratic casuistry is enough. The owner of the establishment, Amanda Mitchell, spent 200 thousand pounds on the restoration of the building, which she got in a rather dilapidated state. One of the most important changes she made was replacing the concrete floor, which was poured here in the 1970s, with a more authentic slate.

It turned out that this building is officially historical (who would doubt it), so Amanda, according to the law, violated the rules of its operation and potentially destroyed its historical value. The fact that the concrete floor was ugly and ruined every impression does not bother anyone. In terms of the letter of the law, he was part of a great thousand-year tradition. Although any sane person understands that the very fact that the previous owners poured concrete on the floor, and they had nothing for it, already makes the claims unfounded.

The most offensive thing is that because of such a trifle, the pub can be closed. More precisely, according to the decision of local authorities, Amanda Mitchell is obliged to either leave the pub, or pay a huge fine (for which she has no money), or even be punished, up to four years in prison. Of course, she is unlikely to be imprisoned, but the very fact of such threats is sheer madness. Now the only option for the development of events is the closure of the pub, in fact, its destruction. Amanda assures that without permanent restoration, the building will fall into disrepair in a matter of years, if not months. The court gave her a reprieve until December 22, 2019 - then she will be forced to leave the pub.

Another proof that the Viking invasion is not capable of destroying as many historical treasures as ordinary village crockery. Next time in the pub, grab an ale in tribute to the old Old Church House Inn, which is dying 700 years after opening, it's a good toast!

I wish the British to defend their historical heritage and not let their history be destroyed in favor of international globalists.
My British friends, what's going on with you?

Thank.




posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

Such a shame.
Very nice tribute to an amazing place.

Those whom destroy History are doomed to become History.
-Anonymous



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:35 AM
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The Old Church House Inn pub has existed since the 13th century.


That's quite a new one then.

The Old Ferry Boat Inn located in Cambridgeshire dates back to 560 AD.

www.telegraph.co.uk...




posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:38 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

It's still going strong by the looks of things:
oldchurchhouseinntorbryan.co.uk...



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 10:37 AM
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The Old Church House Inn pub is the main attraction of the Torbrian village


I wonder if any Russian ex-spies live in Devon? Putin could try and send some more GRU agents for another special holiday visit to the area and pub if it's being spoken of in Russia in such high regard, just like he did before for Salisbury Cathedral. You know the Cathedral and it's world renown spire????



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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: Kurokage


The Old Church House Inn pub is the main attraction of the Torbrian village


I wonder if any Russian ex-spies live in Devon? Putin could try and send some more GRU agents for another special holiday visit to the area and pub if it's being spoken of in Russia in such high regard, just like he did before for Salisbury Cathedral. You know the Cathedral and it's world renown spire????




Yes, in Russia, in Siberia and the Urals, there are many Americans and Englishmen who visited the sights of Novosibirsk and Tomsk when Navalny was poisoned there. In the same hotel in Tomsk, where Navalny lived, 2 employees of the US Consulate in Yekaterinburg lived. In Russia they were named John Petrov and Jim Boshirov. Highley Likely they poisoned Navalny.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 11:00 AM
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Yeah, im sure Putin had absolutely nothing to do with it!



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: Kurokage
a reply to: RussianTroll

Yeah, im sure Putin had absolutely nothing to do with it!




I also appreciate the sense of humor in people)))



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 01:08 PM
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The court gave her a reprieve until December 22, 2019 - then she will be forced to leave the pub.

It's still open.




I wish the British to defend their historical heritage and not let their history be destroyed in favor of international globalists.

We do and it isn't.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 01:32 PM
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This is probably the reason for the confusion.

Unlike many other rural pubs in England, the Old Church House Inn is still a busy pub. The proprietor Amanda Mitchell has invested some $250,000 (£200,000) in renovating the building. Among the work that was carried out was laying a new floor. This involved the removal of the previous floor, a rather unsightly poured concrete floor from the 1970s, and replacing it with natural slate, which was believed to be more authentic.

The owner of the historic pub was shocked when the local Teignbridge Council threatened her. They warned the businesswoman that she could face a hefty fine for the work that she had carried out on her premises or a maximum of four years in jail.

Under British law, the pub is of historic importance and is termed a ‘Grade 2’ building. This meant that Amanda was obliged to seek permission from the relevant authorities when making any modifications to her pub.


The story shows we are concerned with preserving our history , the owner should have known you need permission to restore a listed building and sought that permission before commencing the work.



However, the outcry on social media persuaded the council to enter into negotiations with the owner, which led to a temporary solution.

As the pub is still open I guess that temporary solution led to a solution.
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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 03:46 PM
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It looks pretty conclusive then

1) the pub is still going strong, and
2) its not the oldest pub in all of Englandshire.

So the OP was at least out of date, and the plea to "...the British to defend their historical heritage and not let their history be destroyed in favor of international globalists" was fortunately found unecessary on research.

Leaves me wondering what here deserved 14 flags and lots of stars?

Not critical just puzzled.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:23 PM
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8 Oldest Pubs in England

www.oldest.org...
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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

No.6 is local to me.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:20 PM
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Some of these building are so old they far out date modern asphalt shingles originating in the 30's and 40's.
I wonder what the original roof material might have been? Cedar plank maybe?

It would be very good of and easy for Putin to stop the destruction of this old pub since he has some affection for it.



posted on Sep, 2 2020 @ 12:03 PM
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what a breath taking place!!!! too bad im an alcoholic otherwise it would have been worth the airfair. a pint in that place means you have to buy for a thousand, drinking, singing ghosts. worth it to me...ring the bell... a round for everyone
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posted on Sep, 4 2020 @ 08:37 AM
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originally posted by: Trucker1
Some of these building are so old they far out date modern asphalt shingles originating in the 30's and 40's.
I wonder what the original roof material might have been? Cedar plank maybe?

It would be very good of and easy for Putin to stop the destruction of this old pub since he has some affection for it.



Slate, for the most part.



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