Removal of the Dyke’s original bar

Last Wednesday morning (12 July) two clearance trucks were seen outside the Dyke Pub, one of them loaded with dark wood. Inside, the left hand side of the pub was being cleared - with an empty space where the original bar once stood. Witnesses were concerned that...

Objecting on heritage grounds

Why I will be objecting to the plans on heritage grounds Susie Kyriacou, Architect and Local Resident When we talk about saving the Dyke Pub, I believe it's important not just to think of saving a valued community hub, but also saving a significant piece of local...

The Dyke Pub: an early timeline

Thanks to Camilla from the Save The Dyke Group, we have a timeline of the early days of The Dyke (or as it was originally, The Windmill Inn). Also see our blog post on The Windmill Inn.  1861: James Trusler (and family), owner of Preston Mill (otherwise known as...

The Windmill Inn

The Dyke Road Hotel was built in 1895 to a replace a much smaller inn known as the Windmill Inn - the inn was a modest whitewashed building, thought to have been knocked together from two or three cottages, and was named after the adjacent windmill (owned by James...