Welcome to Markham Hotel & Restaurant
A Bit Of History
"The Markham Moor Inn has its roots in an England of long ago, when Charles II wore an uneasy crown, and Mr Samuel Pepys at Whitehall was putting the Navy into shape and keeping his diary of the times.
Standing quietly on the side of the Great North Road - four good motoring hours from London and exactly the same time from Newcastle-on-Tyne - this ancient Hostelry makes no especial claim to fame and yet for near on 300 years has watched English history in the making.
Couriers, booted and spurred, brought news of the Great Plague, of the Fire of London; told of the Bank of England, and of Sir Christopher Wren completing St Paul's as we know it today; Nelson's men and Wellington's Cavalry drank deep beneath its ancient rafters, and the Loyal Toast has been drunk for fifteen Coronations; and making steady progress over the centuries have come the pack-horse, the stage coach, the new noisy steam trains, the motor car and, today the aeroplane."
Kirkland Bridge - London, June 1st, 1948