The Old Greyhound is a Grade II listed building that has been standing for over 400 years! The building is largely 18th century although parts date back to the early 16th century.
The name “The Old Greyhound” came about because the Lords of the Manor from 1553 until 1642 were members of the Nele family, who had three Greyhound heads incorporated into their Coat of Arms. When us little scamps at Pug Pubs got our paws on the pub in early 2015 we brought along a new friend for the Greyhound and introduced the lively little Pug to the name!
We are a massive fan of the Great British Pub and rightly so, it’s a national institution that deserves treasuring. So whether you’re here for drinks, meets, breakfast, lunch, dinner, treats or sleeps - we’ll always take good care of you!
The Old Greyhound came into prominence in the mid 1700′s when it was developed to cater for regular stage coaches and mail coaches that were being introduced all over England. The London Road (which runs in front of the pub), was a very busy road with coaches coming from London to Dunstable, Market Harborough, Leicester, Nottingham and further north.
The outbuilding which you are in now were once stables for the horses and a blacksmiths workshop, which were converted into seven bedrooms during the 1990s. During the latter part of the 19th century the blacksmiths were called the Allen brothers, who in the early 20th century moved their forge to High Street.
With the arrival of the railways, the use of stage and mail coaches declined. However, the pub has remained a popular establishment for the villagers of Great Glen and beyond.