Beeston's pub can boast a history stretching back almost 500 years. There has been an alehouse on the site of the Ploughshare since at least 1585, pulling its first pint when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne and Shakespeare was a boy!


The oldest part of the current building dates back to 1620 and is full of centuries of memories and village tradition. Sadly, the pub closed its doors in early 2016 and houses were been built on what was the beer garden. However,  in 2018 we realised our dream of buying the pub and retaining it as a community asset for the village and surrounding areas. 

You can read more about the Ploughshare's links to local history below.

Jem Mace
392nd Bomb Group

May Burrell (Auntie May)


Ploughshare History