Pub histories always interest me. I used to work in the licensed trade once myself and I soon realised that every pub has its own character and pedigree.
Also - like the 'Crog' - they generally go through many different 'iterations' during their working lives as institutions. As Ann explains, first the 'Crog' was a rather up-market hotel for tourists, then a pub for the old auction mart and railwaymen, and is now a 'local' for the surrounding housing that has grown up over the years and for passing traffic on the A685.
She says it is haunted too. But for more details take a look at her article yourself!