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Steeped in History

Step into a piece of history at The Woodman Inn, a charming establishment dating back to the 17th century.
During World War II, it served as a favourite haunt for American airmen stationed at the Nuthampstead Airbase.
Today, our pub proudly showcases a fascinating collection of photographs capturing that era, along with a large map pinpointing locations on the airbase. Relive a remarkable local history while enjoying lunch!

The Nuthampstead Airfield Museum is located just to the rear of our car park. To find out more, please visit

They are open on the second and last Sunday of the month from April through October, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Their first open day for 2024 is scheduled to be April 14th.

Free Admission - Donations Welcome.

Further information on the 398th Bomb Group, please visit their website: 398th Bomb Group Web Site

Local History Walks

Discover the fascinating history of the American bomber base that once stood on the Scales Park estate. Construction began in 1942, with Lockheed P38 Lightning fighters occupying the site by the end of 1943, followed by B17 bombers in April 1944. In 1959, the base closed and returned to its agricultural roots, but remnants of the "American Invasion" still linger, waiting to be explored by those in the know.

Join our knowledgeable guide, Ivor Warne, on one of our regular walk and talk events. Delve into the secrets of this historic airfield, uncovering stories of the brave GIs who served here and their invaluable contributions to the war effort.

The walk is limited to 20 people and will take about 2 hours. ( We strongly suggest wearing sensible shoes... )

Next Walk: Saturday 20 July

Pre-register for the airfield walk

Thanks for pre-registering for the history walk. We will be in touch soon.

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