The Four Chesnuts

The Four Chesnuts, 234 Oving Road

Many visitors to this pub must assume the licensees can’t spell – surely the pub should be called ‘The Four Chestnuts,’ with a ‘t’? However it turns out that the spelling is quite deliberate.

It was spelt without a ‘t’ in the early  nineteen century, although a ‘t’ was added in more recent times. About thirty years ago the pub was taken over  by Jeff Glass and Carol Thackeray, and they decided to revert back to the original spelling, telling a local reporter that they liked the idea of going “back to ye olde English,” – adding, “The new signs are staying as they are, even if people say they are not spelt correctly.” And so it has remained.

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