The Traveller’s Inn, Milford has a heritage going back almost 150 years with its roots traced back as far as 1867 to the Baxter family. Owner Michael McBride, who has a keen interest in the history of the building as well as the Baxter family, has often heard references relating to the Baxter family like ‘there’s still a light in Baxter’s’ or the warning that was issued to many a misbehaving student, who was told they would ‘only be good for holding up Baxter’s Corner’.
Michael was intrigued by the family’s story, particularly when he discovered that there was a connection to the American Civil War. In 2014, after investigation into the story behind the Baxter family and the building, The Traveller’s Inn launched their very own exclusive house beer, ‘Baxter’s 1867’. The beer was inspired by the Baxter legacy and is brewed by Kinnegar Brewing, Rathmullan. ‘Baxters 1867’ is a crisp and refreshing pale ale based on an American pale ale style in recognition of Samuel Alexander Baxter, who fought with the North in the American Civil War.