Old Oak Inn, Presteigne

The 17th century Old Oak Inn on Broad Street was renowned for its sporting association involving cock fighting which was held at the back of the inn.  Birds were carefully bred and trained and huge wagers placed on the winners by the local gentry. 

With the opening of the Royal Oak in the 19th century the inn became known as the Old Oak.  During the late 19th century the main drink consumed on the premises was cider but in 1912 its license renewal was refused and the last licensee, Mr Crowe, was awarded £300 in compensation. 

The property still stands and is now a private house called Old Oak House.

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