The Bay Horse Inn

We recently visited the National Railway Museum in York for The Great Gathering of the 6 remaining A4 “Pacific” class steam locomotives – a family history blog is not the place to say how wonderful the event was, but I’m going to! If you have an interest, they are gathering again in October in York, and finally in February 2014 in Shildon. On the way back from York, we took the scenic route to Great Heck.


It was from here in 1831 that Willoughby Micklethwaite and his family left for America, founding the Mickelwait and Micklethwait branches in that country. Willoughby had been landlord there for 9 years. The Inn was built in 1791 we were told.


Nowadays, the food they serve is very good, although the menu choice is a little limited. They also have locally brewed beers, including “Blonde Bombshell” – the only one I’m likely to get hands on these days!


If you’re related, pay them a visit if you can. We were made very welcome.

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