(This is not the official Yarcombe Inn site)
Below are the Minutes of the Yarcombe Inn
Community Benefit Society Limited's AGM which
was held on 29th September 2020:
The Parish Council's application for the pub to
be classified as an Asset of Community Value
(ACV) has been approved and the ACV now remains
active until 2025.
The pub is currently owned by Eagleyed Ltd, a
company with no apparent internet presence, run
by Martin Bayntun - see the
Blue Alpine have also advertised - both
companies have addresses in Pinner.
A third company,
SLS Properties in South London has also
acted as agents.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE YARCOMBE INN
Your attention should be drawn to the historic
significance of The Yarcombe Inn within this
community and indeed nationally.
Since the time of the listing of The Yarcombe
Inn (formerly known as The Angel Inn), much
archeological research has taken place.
Mrs Ruth Everitt, historian and author of the
book From Monks to The Millennium, spent many
years after the publication of her book
continuing her research into the history of the
Parish of Yarcombe. It was clear
from ancient documents both in the public domain
and in private ownership that The Yarcombe Inn
was in use some 900 years ago as a Church House
providing succour for wayfarers, a tradition
that has continued to this day.
Sadly Mrs Everitt is no longer alive to provide
the precise details of this research; however,
she found conclusive evidence that this Church
House provided shelter in the twelfth and
thirteenth centuries for the many pilgrims who
came to visit and pray at the monastic house of
St Michael Hall that stood near the river Yarty,
before travelling to Newnham Abbey, Glastonbury,
Salisbury, Winchester, Chichester and finally to
their destination at Canterbury.
During internal building repairs to The Yarcombe
Inn in the mid-1990s The Yarcombe Horse was
discovered. This important corbel made of Ham
Hill stone is of a horse wearing a halter made
from twisted rope. It is very rare
evidence for the style of horse equipment used
in Devon during the Norman period and is one of
the earliest depictions in stone within the
British Isles of a horse wearing a rope halter.
It is thought that it has its origins either in
the church previous to the present medieval
Church of St John the Baptist, or is from St
Michael Hall. The sculpture resides
at present in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum,
Our historic buildings, be they stately or
vernacular, are an integral part of our national
identity. Certainly much of the
fabric of The Yarcombe Inn is perhaps no more
than four hundred years old but there are parts
of it which together with its history make it a
building of significant historical interest and
importance, not just within the Parish of
Yarcombe and the County of Devon but nationally