Ring O Bells Public House – demolished C1981.

Located in Oxford Street near where the entrance to Lidl's now is.
Located in Oxford Street near where the entrance to Lidl’s now is.

In correspondence to The Burnham Gazette in 1940 it is described as at some time going under the names of ‘Gardeners Arms’ and ‘Chimes’, and colloquially ‘The Two steps Down’ presumably due to it’s low foundation. One correspondent recalls stories of his youth about the tavern being a rendezvous for smugglers, and also of it being haunted by a fat sailor in search of gold for which he had been murdered at sea. It was one of Burnham’s original buildings, (its age demonstrated by its cob walls) until its demolition following inundation by the floods of 1981.

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