Oak Inn

Shropshire - Oswestry

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

47 Church Street
SY11 2SZ

Tel: (01691) 659254

Email: james.drs@btconnect.com

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Most of what you see today in this early 19th-century pub is from a 1950s refurbishment. The small public bar, accessed from a porch front right, has a slatted wooden counter and period bar-back fittings, 1950s fireplace within an older inglenook and fixed seating. Back outside, a door in the left-hand wall labelled 'Gents Bar' on the passage side takes you into a quarry-tiled corridor with a partition to the servery and an off-sales hatch still with sliding door. The door at the end of this passage opens into the lounge, somewhat expanded in recent times - an advert on the wall shows the previous smaller version. 1950s features here include another slatted wood counter, similar bar-back fittings, brick fireplace and fixed seating. Note the sign 'Wrexham Lager Sold "On Draught" and Off the Ice'.

This early 19th-century pub had a significant refurbishment in the 1950s and is barely changed since. From a porch on the front right is the small public bar with slatted wood counter, 1950s bar-back fitting, 1950s fireplace in older larger inglenook fireplace with seats either side, and fixed seating. Down the left side of the pub a door with 'Gents Bar' on the passage side leads to a quarry tiled passage with partition to the servery and off sales hatch still with its sliding door (which did have a sign "Waiters Only" above it - still?). Door at the end of the passage leads to the lounge which has been expanded back in recent times - an advertisement on the wall shows the smaller version of the room (and that it has lost a number of 1950/60s chairs/stools). It has another slatted wood counter, same bar-back fitting, brick fireplace and fixed seating all from the 1950s. Note the sign "Wrexham lager sold 'on draught' and off the ice!"

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