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Historical Pub Crawl to Celebrate Buckingham Pubs of the Past and Present

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A historical pub crawl is to take place around Buckingham on Thursday 2 May in celebration of local pubs past and present.

The guided walk, which begins at 7:30pm at the Old Gaol, will take participants on a journey through town, highlighting the places where some of the historical 63 Buckingham pubs from 1507 onwards used to be.

The various lost pubs of Buckingham include the Britannia Inn, which was situated on Gawcott Road and has been converted to flats; the Butchers Arms, which has become a private residence on Nelson Street; and the Tudor Rock, which was situated on High Street in Buckingham and has now become a Prezzo.

Participants of this historical walk can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the town’s past life while also having the chance to visit some of the great pubs that still stand today.

Buckingham is still a town deeply immersed in pub life. The Mitre, a pub located on Mitre street just a few minutes’ walk from the University, was awarded the Pub of the Year at the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) and Buckinghamshire Business Awards in March 2019. It has recently extended its garden area which is opening this weekend, just in time for the fast-approaching summer.

The pub crawl is set to end at another one of Buckingham’s staple pubs, The Woolpack, where a selection of ales can be bought to raise a glass to Buckingham’s pubs, past and present.

Tickets for this event are £7 and can be pre-purchased from the Museum Shop. For more information, contact the Old Gaol at 01280 823020, or go online at www.buckinghamoldgaol.org.uk.

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