Named after the naval hero, the pub was, prior to 1805 known as the Green Man. Its early history is uncertain but the thick, solid walls, beams and low ceilings suggest a respectable age and is the oldest Pub in Croston. What is certain is that until after the second war the pub was an integral part of a village farmhouse. Such dual use of a property was common in centuries past and many village ale-houses first appeared as an offshoot of a farmers, potters, thatchers or smiths business.
The bar is in the middle of three small rooms and a fourth room virtually behind the bar acts as a T.V. and games room. The main room and bar in the winter months is warmed by a roaring fire, whilst the back room has a magnificent old range manufactured by a local firm, Bamforths of Ormskirk.
The bar has 4 handpumps offering Jennings Cumberland Ale, Deuchars I.P.A. and two Guest Ales.
A Warm Welcome awaits from Landlady Mrs Jo Bonthrone. www.lordnelsoncroston.co.uk