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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

DERBYSHIRE - Makeney, Holly Bush Inn

An historic pub interior of national importance

Holly Bush Lane, Makeney, DE56 0RX

Tel: (01332) 841729

Website: http://hollybushinnmakeney.co.uk

Opening Hours: 12-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Duffield) and Bus Stop

Food: Lunchtime Meals (Closed Mon & Tue; 12-2.30 Wed-Sun)

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1335302

Listing Date: 1979

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A marvellous village pub which, like many others, has grown from a small original core. Here this was the superb central snug, formed by a quadrant-shaped partition wall with glazing above and a double-hinged door in the middle. Benches are attached inside, focusing on the fireplace which houses a cast-iron range, albeit dating only from the 1990s. This wonderful space, fully enclosed when the door is shut, has a quarry-tiled floor that extends into the corridor. Here, a diagonal line in a corner near the snug supposedly marks the site of a counter where beer was served from jugs brought from the cellar prior to the present servery being created in the right-hand room (though Pedigree is still served from a jug kept on the bar back). This room has not changed significantly in the last 50 years, but the windows facing the lean-to extension are modern - the scars of the replaced single window are still visible. The left-hand room took its present form in 1981 when Holly Bush Cottage, beyond the central post, was incorporated into the pub. The inn sign is painted on the frontage - a once common, but now rare, sight.

Holly Bush Inn, Makeney