Brimpton History: The Pineapple Inn

Brimpton History: The Pineapple Inn

The pub in more recent times

Situated on the southern boundary of Brimpton Common, The Pineapple Inn was another of the village’s public houses for a time. Dating as far back as the seventeenth century (though possibly earlier) it remains today very much as it always has – though it is no longer in use as a pub.

The name supposedly refers to the fruit of the pine tree – aka the pine cone (rather than the more tropical version), of which there are many in the local area. It sits almost squarely on the border between Berkshire and Hampshire, and was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

Some online sources list it as being part of Ashford Hill, but it does sit firmly within the border of the Parish of Brimpton. Despite no longer being a running pub, it maintains much of the character it always did, including the distinctive thatched roof.

The Pineapple Inn, as seen from the Cross Roads at Brimpton Common. The Tanners Shop delivery cart can be seen in front of the barn on the right of the photo.
A family standing in front of the Pineapple Inn, taken around 1930
A fox hunt sets off from outside the Pineapple, some time in the 1940s or 50s

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