Thursday, 27 June 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday # 37 - Lutterworth

Fancy a drink?  
How about the the Shambles in the market town
 of Lutterworth.  


The Shambles is one of several landmarks in Lutterworth. This building was once an abattoir and butchers. It is the oldest timber-framed building in Lutterworth dating back to the 16th century and was a first used as a public house in 1791 until 1840. About then it was converted back to a home and butchers shop. In 1982 it became a public house again.


On Monday we needed to run one of our granddaughters to Lutterworth.  I got a little excited when I saw this pub with a thatched roof.  It did rain later.



12 comments:

Cloudia said...

You would love the grass houses the old Hawaiians live in :-)



Aloha

Jack said...

It would be a great place for a pub. I'm glad you found it.

Kate said...

Thoroughly enjoy all your photos of buildings with thatched roofs.

Chrissy Brand said...

Lovely thatched pub example but a shame about the ads- that's capitalism I guess ;-(

Birgitta said...

That's nice :)

Lowell said...

And a handsome building it is, too! Not sure about thatched roofs, but they seem to work. I've heard they need to be "combed" every year, though.

Deb said...

Yes the clouds look threatening! Nice looking pub you found Lauren.

Christopher Frost said...

There seems to be an awful lot of thatched cottages around the West Midlands. And a good job too.

Thanks for the message about my 2500th blog Lauren. I never thought I would get this far when i began over 7 years ago. How many have you clocked up so far?

Stephanie said...

Enjoying the sites and love the thatched roof on that building!

Carraol said...

Love those designs, great spot for a pub with a lot of history, I'm sure the interior is very interesting!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Talk about full circle! A butcher shop with a thatched roof, no way! Sooo much nicer as a pub oui! Have a great weekend Lauren, regards to Mr LOL :)

Hilda said...

How absolutely charming! It's hard to imagine that it was once a slaughterhouse.