The Blue Pig
Open all day
The Blue Pig
This pub has changed itís name four times since it started life as the Black Lion - copied from the pennant of the Baron de Wolvey. In early chronicles it was described as a timbered and thatched hostel with brew house and spacious stabling.
When the Gloucesters became large land owners in the area, the name changed to the White Boar's Head (the Gloucesters pennant). After Richard III fell at the battle of Bosworth Field, it was changed to the Blue Boar, and around 1800 changed to the Blue Pig.
The Inn dates from the early fifteenth century, and at one time was a noted place for cock fighting having itís own cockpit and gallery.
Around 1480 Warwick the King Maker with Duke Clarence partook of refreshment at this hostel, when their armies were encamped in the village, prior to the capture of Edward IV on Wolvey Heath next day.
It was a main posting house in stagecoach days, where the horses were changed.
The pub has retained much of its olde worlde charm and the furniture and nooks and crannies to match. There's plenty of old wood and spaces to sit and while away the time.
Food is served here at the following times: Monday 12-2pm; Tuesday 12-2pm, 6.30-8.54pm; Wed-Thurs 12-2pm, 6.30-8.45pm; Friday Saturday 12-2pm, 6.30-8.45pm; Sunday 12-2pm. The light bites can be a bit expensive, but the lunch and evenings meals are better value. They say its gastro pub food, but on my visit I would say not.
Beer garden for the summer.
None as yet.
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