Blunham Pubs: The Railway Inn

Greene King

By Bill Exley

The 'Railway Tavern' c1960's
102, Station Road now 'The Conifers' 2001


This Public House one of 8, was at the end of Station Road adjacent to Blunham Station serving the Sandy to Bedford line.The station opened in 1862 closing in 1968 following the demise of rail links at that time, The tracks were taken up around the 1970's with the bridge spanning Station Road, leading out of the village to nearby Chalton also being dismantled later. Here follows a listing of Tenants and Landlords from records researched.

1st Licence granted in - 1863
William Goodman ( Now the Railway Inn ) 1863- 1869
Nathaniel Kifford King (Renamed the Railway Tavern) 1869- 1888
Thomas Bossingham. (Still Railway Tavern) 1888- 1901
Mrs Rhoda Bossingham. (Wells and Winch) 1901- 1914
Harry Bossingham 1914- 1935
Mr Baxter 23-05-1935 - 1939
Mrs Ann, May Baxter (Widow) 20-02-1939 - 1955
Harry Robinson 06-07-1955 - 1961
Sydney Reid 18-10-1961 - 1966
This Public House now Closes
New Licence granted and renamed 'The Tavern '
Jim Sawford (Tempsford Businessman) 1979-83
Andrew Vaughn Ex. Mgr. & Chef of J.S. 1983-86
Christine Barbara Jennings 1986-87
Patricia Gudgin (Gudgeon ?) 1987-90
Change of name yet again to 'The Huntress' by 23-03-92
Mateo Lopez 1990-94
Thomas Keohane 1994-2000

After a spell as a thriving resturant and bar, The Huntress closes and is converted to a luxury Prvate Dwelling

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Page last updated 1st March 2012 by Bill Exley