Gaskell Arms Hotel

Shropshire - Much Wenlock

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II*

High Street
Much Wenlock
TF13 6AQ

Tel: (01952) 727212

Email: info@gaskellarms.co.uk

Website http://www.gaskellarms.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Built in the Regency period, the hotel sits on the stone foundations of the erstwhile Rindleford Hall. W. Butler & Co of Wolverhampton carried out a full renovation after buying it in 1960 and the bar fittings survive virtually unchanged. The small back public bar has an old painted dado, wood-panel counter with metal studs and inlaid Formica top, old bar back with glass shelving and a carved wood fireplace - but some fixed seating has recently been lost. The front lounge is in two parts each side of a back-to-back fireplace, the left-hand section having a counter with three large highly polished brass panels that look like mirrors and a bar back similar to that in the public. A split door in the passage between the bars bears the words 'Garden Service', being opposite a tiled passage to the garden. The reception opposite the car park entrance has a quarter circle counter of the same design as the one in the public bar. A dining room front left is served from a hatch.

Regency built hotel of red brick on the site of Rindleford Hall of which the stone foundations remain. It was bought by W Butler & Co. of Wolverhampton in 1960 who carried out a full renovation and remarkably the bar fittings have been retained virtually unchanged. The small back bar has an old dado painted dark brown, a bar counter of wood panels with metal studs and an inlaid top of brown Formica, a bar-back fitting with a number of glass shelves, a good carved wood fireplace which may date from 1960, but some fixed seating was removed in recent years.

The front lounge bar is in two parts either side of a back-to-back stone fireplace. The left-hand part has a distinctive bar counter front with three large highly polished brass panels that look like mirrors, brass strips at the bottom and a top with inlaid Formica. There is a bar back fitting similar to the public bar one with inlaid Formica main shelf. The passage between the two bars has a split door to the servery with the wording 'Garden Service' on the top part as it is situated opposite a red-tiled passage leading to the garden. The reception opposite the car park entrance has a quarter circle counter of the same design as the one in the public bar. There is a dining room on the front left that is served from a hatch on the left of the servery

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