Fourteenth Century English Pub Nearly Destroyed by Car Accident

Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.

Grizel writes:

A girl I know online from the UK had a tragedy recently. The pub her parents have owned for the last thirty years, the one she grew up in was nearly destoyed in a car accident about 2am Tuesday.

The good news is that no one was hurt. The bad news is the driver got away (so far).

The really bad news is the pub was built in 1358 and is one of England's most famous and storied pubs thanks to a gang of smugglers in the 19th century. The building is riddled with hiding places, cubby holes, secret passages, and tunnels.

The damage is pretty catastrophic, but luckily for it the building the original framework is in really great shape thus moving the officials to try to save it as a historical treasure.

Here's the page my pal put up complete with a ton of pics of the damage inside and out.

They said they found the licenses plate of the drunken moron in the damage, so I hope to hear that they caught him soon. But read her page, it really is inspiring how a tiny English village rallies together "in the spirit of the blitz."

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