Chigwell Row Woods.
I exit Chigwell Row Woods and cross the Busy Lambourne Road and turned into Chapel Lane.
Chigwell Water Treatment Works.
Chigwell Village. The name means 'Cicca's well', Cicca being an Anglo-Saxon personal name.
Traditionally a rural farming community, but now largely suburban, Chigwell was mentioned in the Domesday Book and later lauded by Charles Dickens in the novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty; the Maypole Inn is based on the King's Head inn, though the name was taken from the Maypole public house in Chigwell Row; and it is likely Dickens visited both hostelries. Charles Dickens frequently visited Chigwell, which he described in a letter as "the greatest place in the world...Such a delicious old inn opposite the church...such beautiful forest scenery...such an out of the way rural place!".
St Marys Church and alongside Ye Olde Kings Head. I forgot this is now a restaurant called Sheesh,I was really looking forward to a pint.
Sheesh is Lord Sugar's Essex gastropub. Despite its arch name, the pub is authentically old – starting life in 1547, it's one of ye oldeste pubbes in Englande, and was the original of the Maypole Inn in Dickens's Barnaby Rudge – and is a huge, mock-Tudor-monochrome barn of considerable beauty, overlooking Chigwell School. (Independents review here)
Ye Old Kings Head is an ancient timber framed public house.It was also the favoured watering hole of the legendary 18th century highwayman, Dick Turpin, who started his criminal career, it is said, poaching deer from the nearby forests of Hainault and Epping.
|Ye Olde Kings Head|
The Old Maypole a sizzling pub, my last chance at a pint. I was tieing the dog to a table when a member of staff came out and asked me to leave no dogs on the premises and that included outside!!! So there you have it a walk with a string with pubs but not one dog friendly!!