The Old Fourpenny Shop
Going through Warwick, went along Crompton Street near to the racecourse and got a photo of the Old Fourpenny Shop Hotel. There has to be a story behind the name of this place and the internet throws up this :- When the Warwick section of the Grand Union Canal was being built in the early 1800's, the Fourpenny Inn was charging four pennies for a cup of coffee and a tot of rum, (possibly £5 now!) whilst other inns were charging an outrageous six pennies! It goes without saying that the punters flocked to this pub and the name has stuck. The title hotel does seem a bit grand for the place really although it has a good reputation as a pub.
Had a decent ride into Barford, chatting to three cyclists from Coventry on the way, and the south west wind helped me home. A very pleasant 18 miles today