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The Old Rectifying House

Rectifying (or rectification) refers to the purification of spirits to produce a high concentration of alcohol. The Old Rectifying House name comes from the fact that the rear of the building was part of the Williams distillery. The main part of the distillery was across the river at the bottom of Tybridge Street. The inn was always in flood’s way and every year the beer casks had to be rescued and placed above flood level, while provisions had to be supplied by boat and taken in by way of the upstairs windows. Some traditions live on…

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