Old Farm House

Until, the 1850’s the Old Farm House pub stood in open fields, the land originally belonged to St. Denys Priory.

A brick records the date of the present building as 1611. It is thought Oliver Cromwell and/or his son Richard stayed there. Richard had married Dorothy Major a grand-daughter of a former Mayor of Southampton.

The couple lived in Hursley, near Winchester. Richard was briefly Lord Protector of England and is buried in Hursley church graveyard.