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The Exeter Inn in Ashburton; established in 1130 AD.
It has been going for 889 years, making it one of the World's Oldest Inns.

Sir Walter Raleigh was arrested here on July 19th 1603 for treason against King James 1. He was taken directly from the Exeter Inn to the Tower of London where he remained until 1616.
Sir Francis Drake was also a regular drinker with Raleigh at the Exeter.

Note the blue plaque on the wall. A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

The pub was built to house the workers of St Andrew Church and has remained an inn since that date.

Note also the writing that says 'Never tied'. That refers to the fact that the inn has never had to be tied to one particular brewery for their beer, but could obtain beer from whichever brewery it wished.

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