A short history of the best house.
The Hare and Hounds is the only surviving pub in Westgate today. Amongst all the inns that once served a once more populate village, It was formerly known as the best house...
The Hare and Hounds was built in 1791 by masons who were in the village working on the Wesleyan Chapel at High Town. Some accounts say the masons were from Hexham while others claim they were from Haltwhistle.
Those Methodists that worshiped in the High Town Chapel would be horrified to know when the chapel closed; the original decorative fittings and the pews were used to furnish the bar.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
First of all , George, the ginger cockerel was on his feet again and looking for his hens. He had been very ill the past few weeks.
Also on Sunday the long awaited poly tunnel was erected in the garden.
links to other sites
- Another Hare & Hounds F.Book Page
- Camra Durham
- Charlie Allen ceramic arts
- Charlie Allen Ceramic Arts
- Cheers North East
- Durham Dales
- Hare & Hounds Face book group
- Mithril brewery
- northern pies
- Pennine Journey
- Peter's pencil portraits
- Wainwright Society
- Weardale Mens Darts
- Weardale Ski Club
- Westgate Village Hall
- yard of ale brewery