One need not travel far in Hatfield to pass a location where some kind of alcoholic beverage was or is brewed, fermented, distilled, served, or sold.
I don’t have to walk a step. The Dickinson Inn, which opened in the early 19th century and burned to the ground in 1901, occupied the spot on Pantry Road where my house now sits. Hungry and thirsty stagecoach travelers would arrive here, perhaps raise a glass of good cheer with their dinner, stay the night, and continue on their journey the next morning.
To continue reading, about unusual alcoholic drink customs in Hatfield -- some involving children and eggs -- and Hatfield's relationship with liquor until Prohibition, click HERE.