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Pub & Jazz Club
The Trumpet is not the proper name of the pub, but a 'nickname'. It's real name is 'The Royal Exchange'.
The Trumpet is a welcoming one room local with jazz, mainly trad, featured seven nights per week and Sunday lunchtimes.
Holden's award winning ales and the music draw in customers from around the area.
Music memorabilia of all styles and eras line the walls. A collection plate for the band is handed around when live music is being played.
It's history dates back to 1830, at which time it was a domestic house and butcher's shop until the then Duke of Wellington granted to the householder (on payment of a fee), the right to sell ale and beer from his premises. As it was a butcher's shop, it became known as 'The Butcher's Arms'.
In later years it became known as 'The Royal Exchange'.
It is almost certain that there is a pub of this name in every English town or city.
How it acquired the name 'The Trumpet' is a rather 'naughty' story and cannot be revealed in a 'family' orientated Web page, but can be read on a poster in the pub itself (you have to visit to find out !).
Jazz started here under the ownership of one 'Les Megson' in the late 50's-early 60's, who, as the pub was usually not very busy, used to play his jazz records at quite a high volume, simply because he loved jazz!.
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