Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Rose and Crown, Kibworth

The Kibworth Harcourt Trail leaflet says the Rose and Crown was once:
the most famous coaching stop in Kibworth, with up to twenty-four coaches a say stopping day and night for passengers' rest or refreshments, or to change horses.
It was open as a pub into the 1990s and as an Indian restaurant after that.

The leaflet says it is believed in was built in the 18th century but, externally at least, the building I photographed today looks Edwardian. The Francis Frith site has a postcard of it in the 1950s.

It bears a sign saying it has been acquired for clients, but I will be surprised if it is not razed to make space for housing one day soon.

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