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The Shepherds Rest circa 1900. It is thought that the left half of the building was the original Inn

The Shepherds Rest Public House

The location of this public house suggests very strongly that there must have been some sort of hostelry there for perhaps 2000 years. Exactly at the spot where the Roman Road known as Ermin Street crosses the ancient Trackway known as the Ridgeway, must have made it ideal for supplying sustenance and rest to travellers. And yet, we seem to know very little about it.

In opening up this Listing and displaying the photograph that dates to around 1900, we are hoping that more information will come in. if you can help supply more information about this public house, please contact us at



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