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The Limes

Thoughtout this pub there are penny farthing bicycles, because they feature on the town sign.

30 Bridge Street, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9AZ
This Georgian-style building has had various names, including The Windsor and The Limes/Limes Hotel. Until the 1970s, the property had been a private residence known as The Limes, advertised as ‘a freehouse’ by 1978.

A photograph and text about The Limes.

The text reads: The Limes was the original name given to this building when it was a private residence. The Georgian-style building was owned during the 1870s and 1880s, by leading local solicitor Robert Cates, who passed possession on to fellow solicitor Stephen Pope in the 1890s.

Samuel Vincent Southgate bought the house in the early 1900s. His family were long-established local coachbuilders, who took over the Ford motor franchise in 1914, at a time when the Model T Ford, popularly known as the ‘Tin Lizzie’, was transforming motoring. A Tesco supermarket now stands on the site where their Oak Street premises once stood.

The building first became a public house during the 1970s, and over the years had various names, including The Windsor, The Limes Hotel and more recently The Garden House.

Artwork depicting the Fakenham Races.

Throughout the pub there are penny farthing bicycles.

This is because it features on the town sign, "denoting the importance of cycle manufacture in Fakenham".

External photograph of the building – main entrance.

If you have information on the history of this pub, then we’d like you to share it with us. Please e-mail all information to: pubhistories@jdwetherspoon.co.uk