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A pub with a regionally important historic interior

A pub with a regionally 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 - Cromford, Bell Inn

An historic pub interior of regional importance

47 The Hill, Cromford, DE4 3RF

Tel: (01629) 822102


Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs 3.00 - 11.00; Fri 3.00 - 12.00; Sat 12.00 - 12.00; Sun 12.00 - 11.00

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1248631

Listing Date: 1990

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Around 1800 this pub was added on to a terrace of houses built in 1776-7. These, however, aren't any ordinary old houses - they were the first to be erected by Richard Arkwright to accommodate textile workers at his pioneering Cromford Mill and also have workshop space running the whole length of the top floor The Bell itself has not changed much in 50 years. The tiny snug, accessed from Cromford Hill, has a quarry-tiled floor, old fixed seating and service from a hatch - there was an off-sales hatch in this area until 2009. The old benches in the public bar still display their maker's labels (T. Greaves & Co) but the bar counter in here is modern. The lounge on the left has its own entrance and was created from a private sitting room in the 1950s; many of the fittings (counter, fixed seating, fireplace) date from that time.

Bell Inn, Cromford