History of The Fox Inn
The Fox Inn is named after a local H.M. Customs Cutter “The Fox” that sailed these shores in search of illegal cargo in the late 18th century, which is why you see a ship outside the pub.
Its oak paneled walls are filled with old pictures and snippets of village life along with a list of every landlord since 1790 (see list below).
It was also once the watering hole of the poet William Blake and where he was famously arrested and charged with sedition on a jumped up charge involving a drunken soldier staying at the Fox.
The pub had a fire in 1946 when the current landlords were attending a local wedding which destroyed the thatched roofs of the pub.