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The nights are drawing in, the colours in the fields are changing, turning our attention to a cosy winter ahead. What could be better than an evening by the fire, glass of red in hand, making plans to see friends and family...


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The Greyhound is a traditional English country pub with a welcoming atmosphere and large beer garden. Set in the picturesque village of Milton Malsor, this attractive pub restaurant, with tree-lined lawns and its own duck pond, dates from the 16th century, and forms part of the Milton Malsor conservation area that defines the heart of the village. The Greyhound is a popular choice for a relaxing lunch or evening meal, offering an extensive menu and an excellent specials board in the restaurant, bar or beer garden every day of the week. Dating back to the 16th century, The Greyhound once served home-brewed ales to the local community, and an ancient malting house stood to the rear of the inn. In 1806, the landlord and maltster Thomas Cockerill built a brewery next to the inn, the Hope Brewery. Expanded and enlarged thoughout the 19th century, the brewery was bought by the Northampton Brewery Company and successfully operated until 1906. The Domesday Book, compiled between 1085 and 1086, tells us there were two large manors in the village of Milton Malsor at that time. By the late 13th century John Malesoures was Lord of Middleton, descended from a Norman Conquest knight. The village gained the latter part of its unusual name from his family. The historic core of this picturesque Northamptonshire village is now a conservation area, and includes The Greyhound along with over 30 listed buildings, most dating from the 16th to 18th centuries. James Harrington, the controversial 17th century author, once lived at the Grade II listed Manor House. A political theorist, his book ‘The Commonwealth of Oceana’ was seized off the press by Oliver Cromwell’s men. Later that year, after securing the favour of Cromwell’s daughter, the book was released back to him and went to publication, with a dedication to Cromwell himself.


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