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The Sarcen Stones – Farnborough’s New Pub

March 8, 2017 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Pubs.

Welcome to The Sarcen Stones – Farnborough’s New Pub. So we’ve lost The Tumble Down Dick, The George, The Queen’s Head, The Imperial Arms, The Potters Arms, The Old Courthouse and The Ham & Blackbird. One of our pubs was infamously turned into a fast food restaurant (a very sore point and a personal one • Read More »

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Save the Tumbledown

December 7, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: appeal, history.

At the tail end of this year’s summer time, a mighty oak tree came down beside the Tumbledown Dick pub in Farnborough. It didn’t fall, it was cut down. That Oak tree had stood for hundreds of years and had a healthy, green leafy canopy – It was a pleasant part of the Farnborough Road and, as • Read More »

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The Tilly Shilling

July 14, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: Uncategorized.

When The Tumble Down Dick was closed in 2008 there were numerous rumours about its future. There was speculation that there may be a mysterious fire (as there was when the Duke of York in Camberley was torched, allegedly), it was going to be knocked down, turned into flats or a car park, or of • Read More »

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