The Ram Inn, West Firle

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The Ram Inn, Lewes

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The Street, West Firle, Lewes, East Sussex

  • A ram has appeared on the sign of Worshipful Company of Clothworkers since the 14th century. This pub name is most often associated with an area where there was either sheep breeding or wool business conducted. This Ram Inn is a five centuries old former coaching inn, once used as a courthouse for local criminals. It exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include a young basket maker who someone found dead in an attic. She had been living rough, with had a deformed leg, so the proprietor took her in for shelter and safety. Now, there are sounds of her ghost limping up a narrow stairway to the room where she died. The pub was, at one time, the village courtroom where the rents for tenant farmers were collected and set. Firle Cricket Club someone founded in 1758, with said to be one of the oldest in the country.

 

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