Travellers Rest

Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

248 Werrington Road
Stoke-on-Trent, Bucknall

Tel: (01782) 911843


Real Ale: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A 1930s build with four little-altered rooms. The lobby has a tiled dado on one side and the off-sales is still extant, albeit with a window replacing the hatch. The public bar has its original fixed seating and counter but the bar-back is partly modernised. The narrow, so-called 'Chapel of Rest' is the most distinctive room with its original wall panelling (with bell-pushes), counter and bar-back - pity the replacement repro fireplace apes the wrong period. The lobby bar at the back has a dado of fielded panelling and the old counter whilst the music room contains nothing of note (so to speak).

Built in the 1930s with a white (Portland?) stone ground floor and brick first floor, it retains it a little altered interior of four rooms. The lobby has a dado of 1930s tiling on the left hand side and as you enter the off sales is still there with the only change being the replacement of the hatch by a fixed window. On the right is the public bar with a 1930s panelled counter, a bar back with 1930s and more modern work, original fixed seating in two sections, but a modern brick fireplace.

The left hand door leads to the most intact room called the 'Chapel of Rest' which is narrow and retains inter-war panelling on the walls with bell pushes all the way around, original bar counter and bar back, the fixed seating has seen some changes and the fireplace has been replaced with an inappropriate Victorian-style one. Sadly in 2016 it is not in use but visible from the lobby bar.

At the rear is the lobby bar with a dado of fielded panelling all around the walls and original bar counter. The gents off here has original tiled floor & Twyfords urinals, but new wall tiles and the ladies also has an original tiled floor. At the rear the former music room with no old fittings now contains a full sized snooker table.

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