To the delight of local people, the village pub has recently reopened as a free house The Moon Inn, following an extensive refurbishment. Stoney Middleton is very proud of its pub and its historic connections to the ‘Murder at the Moon Inn’. The reopening has been welcomed by local people and will be very much appreciated by the many people who visit the village.
Its central location on the route of the village heritage trails makes it a convenient stop off point where visitors can learn the pubs history, meet the locals or simply to pick up a free map and information guide. The refurbishment has provided an opportunity for the
local owner to further highlight the village’s heritage by the introduction of other memorabilia, including many old pictures of the village. The accommodation rooms are to receive the same refurbishment making it an excellent location for those wishing to enjoy the village for a little longer, taking in its many other points of interest and amazing walks.
It is the last remaining public house in the village of Stoney Middleton and home to the brutal murder of a Scottish pedlar during the eighteenth century. The landlord is said to have turned a blind eye whilst his murderers took his body away throwing it down nearby Calswalk cavern, where it lay undiscovered for 20years, and according to the locals both the cavern and the pub remain haunted to this day.