Fostons Ash is near Bidfield at the junction of Calfway and the Slad to Birdlip Road. Although of little significant history, it has an interesting name which involves a character called Foston and a tollgate made of ash. The building was originally a toll house. The story goes that Foston disliked paying tolls and instead caused the horse he was riding to jump over the gate and gallop off. The pub sign depicts this incident. There is no record indicating any repercussions.



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