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Robin Hood (Tring)

Locality
Coordinates 51.794802, -0.658237
Adm. div. Hertfordshire
Vicinity 1 Brook Street, Tring
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1851
A.k.a. Old Robin Hood
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The Robin Hood.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-19.

The Robin Hood in Tring is housed in a lovely half-timbered building which, though much altered, dates back to the 17th century. It is not clear whether it was always a public house. The earliest evidence beer was sold there is an entry in the 1841 census to the effect that an elderly widow named Ann Tompkins was the publican. The first evidence that the pub was named after Robin Hood is the 1851 census where it figures as the Old Robin Hood, which probably means neither the pub, nor its name, was then of recent date.[1] Before 1900 there was a Green Man pub a few tens of metres from the Robin Hood.[2]


Betwen them the pub's unusually informative website and the UK Pub History site provide a good deal of information on publicans and residents during the years 1841 to 1937.[3]

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