Ye Olde Cross Inn in Narrowgate at Alnwick in Northumberland is also known as ‘The Dirty Bottles’. This is due to some old bottles which have been sealed up in the front window for some 200 years. The story goes that the landlord at that time was putting the bottles in the window space when he dropped dead. His wife declared that there was a curse on the bottles and if anybody attempted to move them, they too would drop dead and the bottles have remained untouched since then
The White Swan Inn at Alnwick in Northumberland boasts a very fine dining room within its portals. The first class lounge from the S.S Olympic, 1910-1936, (twin ship to the legendary S.S Titanic), is reconstructed within the White Swan. When the Olympic was broken at Jarrow in 1936, the fixtures and fittings were sold off in lots.
Many thanks for this useful information Andrew.
Every little helps to build the history of these buildings.