Historic hotel features in Ye Olde Good Inn Guide

The Talbot Hotel, Oundle
The Talbot Hotel, Oundle

One of Northamptonshire’s oldest hotels is featured in a new guide to the nation’s most historic watering holes.

Among the pubs and inns included in Ye Olde Good Inn Guide, written by James Moore and Paul Nero, is the Talbot Hotel, Oundle, a Grade 1 listed building.

Published by The History Press, the guide has been described as a Tudor traveller’s guide to the best taverns in the land.

As well as providing an insight into the drinking customs of 16th century England, it explores the history of the country’s most ancient hostelries, many of which still survive today.

Mr Moore said: “Northamptonshire has a rich heritage of historic pubs and inns.

“Our book helps you find the nation’s best hostelries and reveals their incredible history – as well as providing some great tales to share with your fellow drinkers along the way.

“The Tudor period was the golden age of the alehouse and inn.

“Our guide allows you to step back into the world of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I to enjoy a drink in atmospheric places which they may very well have frequented themselves.

“At a time when 18 pubs are closing a week it has never been more important to preserve the history of those which have often served their communities for centuries.”

For more information visit historicpubguide.com.