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The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel is a flamboyant early 17th Century rebuild of a house formerly belonging to Thomal Hackliut - Secretary to the Council of the Marches and relative of the author of 'The Voyages', an Elizabethan best seller in 1520. It was rebuilt in 1619 for Rees Jones, a Pembrokeshire attorney at the Court of the Marches, who had married the daughter of Edward Waties, owner of the Feathers site. It did not become an inn until 1670. Notice the original entrance porch at the North end of the building.

The present entrance with gallery over, dates from the mid 19th Century, when the Feathers was used for electioneering meetings and candidates spoke from the gallery. The interior contains fine plaster ceilings and oak overmantels. Each Boxing Day, a 'tug of war' contest is held between The Feathers and the Bull across Corve Street.