Cross Guns

Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

19 Vincent Street
Stoke-on-Trent, Northwood

Tel: (01782) 268520


Real Ale: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Until the early 1960s there were four small rooms here; since the conversion to two narrow bars then little has changed. On the right, the public bar, with lino floor, has a plain counter and ply panels with shelves for a bar back. 1960s gas fires replaced the fireplaces. The carpeted lounge has a leatherette fronted counter with Formica top and 1960s fixed seating but a modern fireplace. It's hard to argue there is much of architectural quality but plain, small drinkers' pubs like this are increasingly difficult to find.

A back street local converted from four small rooms to two separate narrow bars in the early 1960s and barely changed since. Note the excellent 'Parlour' and 'Vaults' decoratively etched and frosted exterior windows. The right hand public bar with its lino floor has a plain counter and ply panels with shelves for a bar back. There are a couple of 1960s gas fires where old fireplaces were originally. The carpeted lounge on the left has a leatherette fronted and Formica top bar, 1960s fixed seating, but a modern brick fireplace. Although plain and of minimal architectural merit small drinkers pubs like this are disappearing fast so visit it while you can

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