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West Midlands - Stourbridge

One star - A pub interior of special national historic interest

Listed Status: Not listed

Lower High Street

Tel: (01384) 395374

Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Stourbridge Town

Station Distance: 600m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Stourbridge Town) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Occupying an awkward, wedge-shaped site, this imposing example of 'Brewers' Tudor' has especially good original leaded and painted windows all round - these have an important influence inside as well, being ornamented with heraldic designs and, of course, the eponymous mitre. The rest of the interior has suffered from low-grade alterations over the years but some old features are still in place. The triangular servery reflects the shape of the site but it's difficult to work out the former arrangements of the now-interlinked rooms surrounding it. Apart from the public bar, they were no doubt quite small. The aforementioned features include the dumb waiter in the servery, carved bar counter with glazed screen behind, and panelling in a couple of rooms. The fireplaces - two stone, one timber-framed and one brick - make an interesting collection.
An imposing piece of 'Brewers Tudor' on an awkward, wedge-shaped site. The exterior is in brick and stone with a timbered and gabled upper floor, wonderful original leaded and painted windows all round, and original doors: only the corner entrance is now in use. Also has an original hanging sign, and lanterns above two doors. The heavily-leaded windows have an important influence on the interior character and are ornamented with heraldic glass and, of course, the eponymous mitre. The interior has suffered from poor-quality alterations over the years, but retains some original features of interest.

Reflecting the shape of the site, the servery (in the centre) is triangular but the rooms surrounding it are now interlinked and it is not easy to work out exactly how the arrangements were. Apart from the public bar at the front they would have been quite small (such as the lounge on the Crown Lane side). Note the dumb waiter in the servery; carved bar counter; leaded and glazed screen behind the bar with painted 'mitre' panel; panelling in the front pool room and rear lounge; Tudor-style walls with pegged timber frames; ceiling cornices with 'vine' decoration in the lounge. Also four fireplaces - two in stone with carved timber chimney-piece incorporating clocks; one with timber-framed upper part; and a brick one in the rear lobby.
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