Millar’s TALES

This could be the Regal & Shires

Simon Brown was rather taken by the play on words that has produced the sign on the Coach & Horses pub in the Essex village of Thorley.

No stagecoach attached to a pair of working fast steeds at this McMullen hostelry near Bishops Stortford, but a proper diesel coach in the meaning of the Act passing three equally fine horses in a field.

And better still, not just someone’s half remembered idea of a coach, but a real one that survives in active preservation.

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