The Bricklayers

As the pub once looked (photo courtesy of The Derehams Arms)

The pub today

The Bricklayers (now Derehams Inn),
Provided drink like ale or gin
And travellers passing on their way
Would stop awhile to break their day.
Was there perhaps a kiln near by
Explaining name and reason why
These old farm buildings came to be
This cosy pub that you'll still see?

The Derehams Inn along Derehams Lane, which still stands today, was once called The Bricklayers Arms. A Mr Baker was the landlord there from 1899-1939. The pub was originally built as farm cottages and so its early name is something of a mystery. There were a good number of pubs and coaching inns in this area because the London Road, Kingsmead and Boundary Road were popular routes for mill workers and travellers.
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