The Loyal Trooper at South Anston is looking the best it has looked for some time from the outside following a refit. However, a chain has taken it over and turned it more into a food place and removed much of the old traditional interior. The public house is now much more sterile. At one bit it had a Lounge, Taproom and a Games room on the back.
As a family, we used to walk up there in the early 70’s on a Sunday evening. I was only allowed a bottle of pop and a bag of crisps as I was well under age.
The public house was said to have links with the English civil war. A battle is said to have been fought on Butcher’s orchard, which used to exist on the other side of the A57 and is now a housing estate.
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