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The Oak at Easterton

May 13, 2016

This is not a tree. It is Easterton’s pub.

The Royal Oak pub at Easterton - between the two world wars

The Royal Oak pub at Easterton – between the two world wars

Once upon a time Easterton certainly had other ale houses. Just along the street what is now a comfortable house was a pub called ‘The Cow’. But that predates living memory. In remembered times the Royal Oak, to give it its full name, has been Easterton’s only pub.

This postcard is by Burgess Brothers of Market Lavington. It dates from after World War One.

The Oak, of course, is a lovely thatched building and features in many postcards. This one shows the long thin building out the front – we think it was a skittle alley and we also think it was demolished when space for cars to park became more important. The house on the hill above the pub is Kestrels – former home of Ben Hayward.

Well done the Burgess Brothers. We have another delightful photo.