The Milbury's is a 17th century public house and restaurant situated at the top of Millbarrow down, a chalk down formerly a Bronze Age barrow cemetery. Many other barrows can be seen above the crossroads. The Milbury's is on the crossroad just up from the village of Beauworth.

The Milbury's is at an intersection of ancient trackways and it would have been a convenient resting place for all travellers. The South Downs Way runs right past the front of the pub. Other local routes include the Itchen Way and the Wayfarers Way.


 

The Well and Treadmill.

The well and treadmill wheel must date back to the oldest building on site and is of considerable antiquity. Its is three hundred feet (one hundred metres) deep and was dug by hand, out of the chalk over two hundred and fifty years ago. Some nails used to hang candles used by the well diggers are still in place on the sides of the well.

Restoration of the Milbury's took place in 1983 and a number of original features were uncovered, including original beams in the bar ceiling.


The inglenook fireplace was covered by a small coal fire grate, with a tile surround. Five previous fireplaces had to be removed before the inglenook was revealed. The main fire in the bar area is famous for being lit most days of the year and for the huge logs put on it in the winter months.