View Single Post
Old 07-15-2012, 04:15 AM   #29
Earl of Portchester OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Earl of Portchester's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Hampshire UK
Oddometer: 122
The Cormorant, Portchester.



This welcoming Pub is situated in the shadow of the Famous Portchester Roman Settlement. The Pub itself was built around 1650 and has been at the heart of a village that boasts many period buildings with interesting architecture and thatched roofs. A book published round about 1925 and titled 'Portchester Castle' by Cooke, referred to the Pubs in Castle End that have since reverted to private dwelling houses, there only being one still left, The Cormorant. Of this Inn, it was stated that it was a place where cock and rat fighting took place in the bars and that the pub was a keen supporter of the famous Wicor smuggling gang.



The Bar.

1928
__________________
My name really is EARL!

www.guzzista.com/
Earl of Portchester is offline   Reply With Quote