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Whittle-le-Woods - Bay Horse

Name: The Bay Horse

Address: Preston Road, Whittle-le-Woods


The Bay Horse has been a feature of village life in Whittle-le-Woods since the early 1800's located on Preston Road (previously known as Chorley Road) just up the road from Waterhouse Green and close to St John's church.  It was once a farm and later on in the 1800's occcupants ran it as a public house as well, as census records below testify.

Locally it became known as "Rammy's" in the late 1800's/early 1900's when it was run by the Ramsbotham family and the picture above is believed to show members of that family c.1900.

List landlords at the pub were Thomas Hamer (1824), James Dixon (1841), Richard Marsden (1861), Ralph Brindle (1871), Robert Rigby (1881), James Ramsbotham (1882-1901) and Richard Tuson Ramsbotham (1911).

1824 Directory & Gazeteer

Yorkshire Gazette 01 October 1836

Preston Chronicle 20 April 1839

1841 Census

Preston Chronicle 10 March 1849

1861 Census

Preston Chronicle 30 April 1864

1871 Census



1881 Census

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 23 August 1882



The above photo shows thew Bay Horse in one its reincarnations as Jack's (at the Bay Horse) around 2013/15.

1891 Census

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 10 December 1906




Lancashire Evening Post 03 April 1908

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 09 August 1920

September 2018 saw the Bay Horse reopen after period of closure as a new Gastro-style pub called Mediterranean 3 at the Bay Horse, the owners already running two other similar style pubs in the area at the Robin Hood, Mawdesley and Red Cat, Whittle-le-Woods.

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