The Roebuck Public House, Chapel en le Frith

Recent Photograph of The Roebuck Public House (Chapel en le Frith)

The Roebuck - situated alongside the Market Place. This pub had the right to stay open till 4 p.m. on market day, for the benefit of ‘farmers and corn and provision merchants’, at a time when under English licensing laws, 2 p.m. was the official lunchtime closing. In the early 18th century, the inn was known as the New Hall.

There were at least 2 more pubs in the market area, both long since defunct - the ‘Black Greyhound’ and the ‘Bull's Head’. The building which now houses the Post Office also used to be an inn, known as ‘The Swan’.

(Information provided by Janet Kirk)

Image contributed by Janet Kirk on 12th July 2009.
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