Supplied by the Annfield Plain Family History Society.
There are two inns in the village. One is the "Packhorse" which probably takes its name from being a stage or call house in the period when goods and minerals were carried on the backs of horses. This was before the days of the stagecoach, wagons or railways.
The other is called "The Peacock". How this name was derived is uncertain. It may be that someone called Peacock kept the inn and it took its name from the landlord.
By Fred Wade.