Hempstead in Essex
Resting place of William Harvey and Sir Eliab Harvey and birthplace of Dick Turpin

Bluebell Inn

This Grade 11 listed building started life as The Crown and is best reputed as the birthplace of Dick Turpin in 1705. The building was much altered and extended in the 18th Century into the pub that stands in the heart of the village today.

Although currently closed a village community group called ROBINN (Rescue our Bluebell Inn) are hoping it can be re-opened.

ROBINN (Rescue our Bluebell Inn)

In September 2022 a group of residents pondered the demise of the Bluebell Inn and decided to see if they could do something about it.

After some initial months of networking, a Public Meeting was called on the 28th January 2023 to inform everyone of the progress to date and next steps. Approx. 150 people attended. The immediate outcome was to crowd-fund enough money (achieved within 24 hours) to allow a survey of the building, thus determining a price that could be offered for acquisition.

Negotiations are currently in progress.

If you are a resident of Hempstead and wish to be part of the information chain on progress of ROBINN, contact admin@robinn.org and ask to join the mailing list.