This public house dates back to the 19th century but was considerably extended in the mid to late 20th century.
It was sold to the Mansfield Brewery in the early 1990s by owners, Gerry Wade, Joe Foster & Nigel Haigh.
In 2013, it was converted into private residential accommodation and ceased to trade as a public house.
Landlords have included:-
- Fanny Knowles – Late 1800s
- Jack & Daisy Probert – ?
- John Percival Fieldhouse – ?
- Gordon & Maureen Rayner – Mid 1970s
- Tom & Wendy Stead – ?
- Brenda Skelton – ? to circa 1982
- Paul & Sherry Clamp – ?
- Frank & Jean Rollett – Early 1990s
- Eddie Miles & Diane Trow – May 1991 to January 1993
- Eddie Miles & Margaret Barker – January 1993 to circa April 1996
- Tom & Wendy Law – Circa April 1996 to ?
- Graham ? – Late 1990s
- Lorraine Lidster – ? to 2004
- Darrell ? – Circa 2004
- Paul & Sheila – ? to 2011
Over the years, there have been many claims that this pub is/was haunted by the ghost of Fanny Knowles. Partial research conducted by myself found that Fanny moved away from Swinton after leaving the pub.
Charles Peace, the infamous murderer, occasionally conducted shady deals here in the 19th century.
November 9, 2017 at 18:49
Lorraine Lidster was my wife who sadly passed away in a car accident on 02/06/04 at Thryburgh