Rory McGrath's Pub Dig

Series 1 - Episode 4: Banbury

Pub Dig

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Rory and Paul head to Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, a pub that served as Oliver Cromwell's headquarters and is the only pre-Civil War building left standing in the area.

As our pair drill down into the battlefield, they nearly break into a bank vault, fire a 17th Century
musket and brewup some of the town’s infamous 'Cock Ale'. But they also find a burnt wall that proves the fighting in Banbury extended far further than historians have previously thought and they discover how pre-Civil War puritans purged the town’s medieval red light district!

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