The Revolution House is situated in the Derbyshire village of Old Whittington, a 15 minute bus or taxi ride from Sheffield ... More
Revolution House (The)
The Revolution House is situated in the Derbyshire village of Old Whittington, a 15 minute bus or taxi ride from Sheffield city center. It takes its name from the Revolution of 1688, when three local noblemen, used it as their base when they plotted to overthrow King James II in favour of William and Mary of Orange. The house, one of the few remaining thatched cottages in the area, was an alehouse called the "Cock and Pynot" and went on to serve as an inn for another century, until a new pub (the Cock and Magpie, which is also well worth a visit) opened next door. The Revolution House itself is now a small museum, which holds changing exhibitions of local interest. A video film tells the story of the revolution and at Christmas, special exhibitions take place here.
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speciality vegetarian and meat based dishes. Yellow walls, polished wooden floor and bright tablecloths give a cheerful ambience. At ...