Grape Vaults

Herefordshire - Leominster

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

2-4 Broad Street
Leominster
HR6 8BS

Tel: (01568) 611404

Email: jusaxon@tiscali.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Leominster

Station Distance: 700m

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

Bus: Yes

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A small 19th-century town-centre pub with an almost intact three-room layout and a fair number of features from the early 1900s.The fittings include plenty of old tongue-and-groove half-height panelling, wall-benches, fireplaces and bar counter but the bar back is a replacement. The tiny room rear left is separated from the rest of the pub by a part-glazed partition.

Two properties converted into a pub in mid to late 19th century. This small town centre pub has virtually retained its three-room layout and a lot of features from the early 1900s. It is not clear how the front two rooms operated historically but they have been in the present style for many years. Retains plenty of old tongued 'n' grooved half panelling, wall benches, Victorian fireplaces and bar counter (new bar top) but the bar back has been replaced. The main bar on the left has a bare wood floor, plenty of old tongue-and-grooved half-height panelling, wall benches, the odd baffle, Victorian bar counter (new bar top) but the bar back looks more post-war with some modern additions.

Through a wide gap the right hand front room has a bare wood floor, a short partition near the door which forms high backed seating and plenty of old tongue-and-grooved half-height panelling rubbed back to the bare wood with wall bench seating and two baffles at the rear. There is a Victorian tiled, cast-iron and wood-surround fireplace with a coal fire. Through a doorway in a part glazed partition is the tiny rear left room with bare wood floor, which has another Victorian tiled, cast-iron and wood-surround fireplace, old dado panelling rubbed back to the bare wood and old seating. Service is from a small counter/doorway for staff. Ancient urinals in the gents’.

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