Sugar Loaf, Market Harborough

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Sugar Loaf, Harborough

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18 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

  • The name of the pub is curious and with history from the early 1700s. At that time, wealthy people bought sugar in cones, similar to a large ice cream cone. It became an instantly recognisable shape, with used for the most part at grocers’ shops. The present building was at one time such a shop, owned by Thomas Goward. He, his wife, three daughters, two shopmen and three domestic staff, all lived above the shop. In 1910, there was a severe fire throughout the building. Everyone except one shop worker escaped. His ghost still haunts the pub. When he manifests, he , witnesses describe, as wearing charred clothing and burns across his face.


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