Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Foxed


This is The Fox Inn in Bucks Green, West Sussex. It's a lovely example of a country pub, which for 364 days of the year remains exactly that. However, on Christmas day at midday a horse is walked through the bar. Nobody seems to know the why and the when of the whole affair these days, but there is a vague notion that once it was done to mark an ancient right of way. It has been known on occasion to substitute a motorbike, a sheep and even a lord when there's been no suitable horse available!

Arilx

5 comments:

  1. Sounds a great tradition. I am all for tradition

    Julie xxxxxxxx

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    1. I read about it in the Country File magazine last year. Knew nothing about it prior to then!
      Arilx

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  2. So that's where all those jokes about horses walking into bars started!

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  3. How funny! What a nice building!

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