Pictured above is The Owl pub at Lippitts Hill around 1905.

Records date this weatherboarded pub back to 1776 as a alehouse.

It was a very popular destination for visitors to Epping Forest as it commanded panoramic views over London.

A water tank in the garden with a sign that read “Do Not Touch The Water Otter”, always tempted the patrons to pull on a rope from the depths only to find an old kettle at the end of it!

This is how the rebuilt pub looks today

This is how the rebuilt pub looks today

Sadly, McMullen’s brewery, who had owned the building since 1898 had the 18th Century pub pulled down and rebuilt in 1975.

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