A historic pub interior of regional importance
Listed Status: Not listed17 Derby Road
A Victorian terrace pub, cherishable for its largely intact 1960s refit. From the tiny entrance lobby, still with off-sales hatch, a door on the right leads into the narrow, lino-floored public bar. Thousands of pubs in the 1960s had bar fittings similar to those here - counter with Formica top (but new front) and bar back made up from simple shelving, some with Formica tops and some of glass. There is early 20th-century seating in the bay window and on the right-hand side - the latter still with its maker’s label. The room has recently been knocked through at its far end to create more space. Back to the lobby, the door on the left leads into a small lounge with ply- panelling on the walls to three-quarter height. Both the bar counter and two sets of fixed seating are from the 1960s refit. Sadly, the juke- box of the same era longer functions.
Situated in a terrace of Victorian houses, the Derby Inn is a rare surviving example of an almost intact 1960s refitting. The off sales hatch still remains in the tiny entrance lobby with a corrugated hardboard panelled dado painted brown. The door to the right leads into the narrow public bar with a lino tiled floor. It still retains its early post-war fixed seating in the bay window and on the right hand side, the latter piece still with its makers label - "B Goodall House Furnisher Upholsterer & Removal Contractor 12 & 13 Uxbridge Street, Burton-on-Trent Tel 406'. The bar fittings are what would have been seen in thousands of pubs in the 60s - a bar counter with a Formica top (the hardboard counter front has recently been covered by wooden cladding); also a bar back of shelving, some with Formica tops and some of glass. A fireplace at the front was lost many years ago and is now covered by old dado panelling painted a deep red colour - another fireplace with a log burner is not old. This room has recently been knocked through at the far end to create extra space in formerly domestic quarters. The door on the left of the lobby leads into the smaller lounge bar where the two sets of fixed seating here look very 1960s. The bar counter dates from c.1960 with its Formica top (the hardboard counter front has recently been covered by wooden cladding). A passage from the rear door of the lounge runs to the rear where there is an outside gents'.Read More