Brimpton History: The Pineapple Inn
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.
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