Thursday, 18 July 2013
#121 The Wheatsheaf, Braunston, Northants : 1993 to 2012
Although Braunston has been a regular stop over the years of our canal trips, it wasn't until 1993 that we finally discovered The Wheatsheaf.
This was taken on Thursday 23rd September 1993. From the canal there are two pubs before you reach The Wheatsheaf and, by the look of it, we had visited both before we got here. As I recall it was a bog standard village pub; a basic local and, much to our joy, contained a skittles table!
We obviously liked the place as we were back again the next year.
This was on the evening of Saturday 3rd September 1994. The Wheatsheaf didn't do food in those days, so we'd probably eaten at The Old Plough before strolling up the road for a game of skittles.
It was quite a few years before we returned and although there were noticeable changes to the outside, inside it was pretty much the same as before - a proper village local!
This was on Saturday 25th May 2005. That was the last time we've paid a visit whilst on a canal trip, but I was passing by and took this final picture.
Seemingly unchanged in the intervening 7 years, this photo was taken on Sunday 30th September 2012. It is good to see that The Wheatsheaf has survived and is thriving - here is an up-to-date description.