We are named after the town’s royal charter to hold an annual fair, signed by King John in 1204.
On the Monday morning after Trinity Sunday the bailiff, seated on horseback and accompanied by his halberdiers on foot, proclaims the fair open.
The ceremony begins at 6am at the church and the following procession then winds it’s customary route through the town before making it’s final stop at our public house around 7am.
On this special Monday morning we are open from 6am when it is a tradition to begin with a rum and milk!
The fair is a yearly spectacle that then continues for one week and which is situated through the streets and upon the market square of the town.