The Falcon Inn
Rushden Road, Bletsoe, Bedfordshire
Many years ago, when there was stabling at this 17th century inn, a young boy fell from the hayloft. He died from his injuries. Witnesses often saw his ghost wandering about the interior of this ancient inn. He was said to have a most bleak with unhappy appearance. When, witnesses see him, in the kitchens, food disappears. With history from 1650, was Bletsoe Mill belonging to the St John family. English Heritage listed the Falcon in August 1987 as Second-grade, of special interest. They considered it a 16th or 17th century inn with modern extensions. It has a timber frame, with colour washed plaster with a new clay tile roof. In 1727, the previous Mill Inn became a coaching inn with public house with the first official mention of the Falcon Inn in 1757. In 1859, the Victorian writer, Edward Fitzgerald, wrote part of his famous ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ whilst staying here. The pub name is after the bird of prey used for hunting over many centuries. The falcon appears in the arms of Elizabeth 1st. William Shakespeare.