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the Change of Horses ,Summer View 2011
 
Orpington Folk Club
Every Thursdays @ 8.15 pm
Please do not use the venue phone number for folk club enquiries thanks.
Use the following numbers only :
Ted Handley
Steve Jennings
0208 325 6513
01959 532 754
Steve and Andy the new owners, welcome you to 'the Change of Horses'
Of special interest to folkies, the Change of Horses have guests beers, they change from time to time but include ;  Harveys, Abbots Ale, Doombar, the house beer, Courage best bitter.
Hot and cold meals are available Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat-12:00-21:00  -  Tue-Thu-Sun-12:00-18:00
Cooked food is not available Sunday evenings.
The Venue
Formerly a coaching inn where the horses were changed on the London to Hastings coach route. The pub is situated in the very pleasant village of Farnborough, but is convenient to the main A21. The pub is spacious, with an attached function room and separate restaurant. The pub garden is one of the most pleasant in the borough and there is a play area for children
The Inn With Three Names
the Change of Horses, the New Inn, Golden Nugget Saloon
On Saturday 1st September 1973, the New Inn, in Farnborough Village became in turn the Golden Nugget Saloon and later the Change of Horses by which name it is now known.

The New Inn has been in existance since c1785 and was on the London to Sevenoaks road.  It provided a change of horses for the stage coach on this route.

On 1.9.1973 the innkeeper, Sid Batt, was granted a special licence and the Inn was renamed the Golden Nugget Saloon from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to coincide with the annual Farnborough Fair which on this day adopted a "Wild West" theme.

At 5.30 p.m. the name altered to the Change of Horses - thus being the only Inn with 3 names in one day.

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Below is a link to various views of 'the Change of Horses'
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