• Pub of the Week: The Mermaid Inn, Bishopsbourne

    02 September 2015

    The Mermaid Inn is a traditional pub in the village of Bishopsbourne, a few miles outside Canterbury.Originally built as a tap house for estate workers in the 1860s, the pub was bought and converted to a public house in the 1920s.Today it is formed of two bar areas, the original bar and a later 1960s extension, which now forms the front bar and dining area.

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  • Pub Commemorates World's First Black Sporting Superstar

    01 September 2015

    A permanent memorial to pioneering black boxer Bill Richmond was unveiled at the Tom Cribb pub in London on Wednesday, August 26.Born into slavery in America, Richmond travelled to England in the 1770s thanks to the kindly intervention of Earl Hugh Percy, a British soldier renowned for his humanitarianism.

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