Holly Bush

Warwickshire - Alcester

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

37 Henley Street
Alcester
B49 5QX

Tel: (01789) 507370

Website https://www.everards.co.uk/find-your-local/?nq=holly+bush&submit-name-form=Search

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hollybush37henleyst

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A 17th-century timber-framed inn with an early 19th-century front range. Despite a thorough make-over in recent years, the old layout largely survives. From the entrance, a broad, bare-boarded passage leads to back rooms at either side, both with widened entrances and with tongue-and-groove panelling applied to ceiling height. Most other fittings are also recent although the floorboards and one of the fireplaces are older. The passage itself has a hatch to the bar. The small public bar at the front has bench seating but no other old fittings. The two rooms to the right of the passage only entered pub use in 2001; the rear one has some 17th-century panelling.

Although given a thorough make-over in recent years, this handsome pub retains its original layout. From the entrance a broad, bare-boarded passage leads to the two back rooms on either side. The entrances to both have been widened and tongue and groove panelling has been applied to ceiling height. Most other fittings are also new though the floorboards and one of the fireplaces are older. The passage itself has a hatch to the bar. At the front of the pub is a small public bar with bench seating but no original fittings. The two rooms to the right of the passage only came into pub use in 2001, the one at the rear having some 17th-century panelling.

The statutory listing description says 'Inn. C17, with early C19 front range. Timber framed with brick infill.'

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