Historically this was where the stagecoaches would pull into on their way back and forth from London to the West Country.

Nowadays the Court Yard is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city centre where people come particularly during the warmer months.  An extensive range of beverages are served, and the court yard is perfect for alfresco dining.

The Hanging Creeper in the Courtyard is believed to be one of the finest and last specimens of its kind; it is the true ‘Virginia Creeper’. This particular Vine is thought to date from the late 18th Century.