Ram Jam services
An old inn with a neat name is now a petrol station by the A1. It is technically possible to access it when travelling southbound, but it's a long detour.
Ram Jam Service Station
Great North Road
- Grid reference: SK946158
Trivia and History
The Greetham Garage was positioned to serve the Great North Road. It gained a forecourt, which used to be branded Esso and is operated by MPK Garages.
Ram Jam Inn
There was a pub here called the Winchelsea Arms, built in the 18th century. Shortly afterwards, it changed to its much more remembered name: The Ram Jam Inn.
Theories as to what the name means are varied, but generally involve a confidence trick where the landlord had her thumb jammed in a barrel. The pub was frequented by Dick Turpin who is the suspected culprit of any such tricks.
The pub is not named after the '70s rock band known for the single Black Betty, but it has leant its name to a different Ram Jam Band featuring Geno Washington.
The Ram Jam Inn continued as a pub-restaurant, an inn and a conference centre until August 2013, when it was closed and put up for sale. Access had been available from the service station or from the B668.
Godwin Developments is planning to demolish the Ram Jam Inn and replace it with three drive thru restaurants and one standard restaurant, arranged around a car park. Although not named, the units are likely to be the same as the other franchises seen along the A1.
The developer has argued that the Ram Jam Inn is in poor repair and cannot be included in the plan, although it not being the shape and style most fast food vendors would want is also a factor.
Greetham Road would become the main access point.
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