Market Inn

Cambridgeshire - Huntingdon

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

10 Market Hill
PE29 3NJ

Tel: (01480) 431183


Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Nearby Station: Huntingdon

Station Distance: 500m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Huntingdon) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The external windows show that this 1930s building once had four rooms. Some pre-war fittings survive, such as the vestibule entrance to the Saloon Bar, a couple of fireplaces and parts of the bar fronts.

This 1930s pub originally had four rooms as the names in the exterior windows indicate. Inevitably for a town centre pub, windows have been lost. Fortunately, the Market Inn has found a local craftsman who has been able to replace one of the windows with a 'parlour' stained and leaded panel on it - take a look at both of them and you will be hard pressed to spot which is the 1930s one and which is the 2004 one! The Saloon Bar still has a 1930s vestibule entrance, good 1930s brick fireplace, half timbering looks 1960s as does the fixed seating; however there is a wide gap to main bar. Current main bar has 'Parlour' and Smoke Room' windows, two sides of the bar front look 30s square panelling, but third side is modern indicating the bar has moved; there is a good 1930s brick fireplace, but the island bar back is modern. Opened-up to passage to toilets at rear. Tap Room is a small bar with another good 1930s brick fireplace with small cupboards on each side, the bar front might be 1930s, but it plain so more likely of a later date but above it are remains of 1930s shutters. Locals have indicated that the Saloon bar, Parlour and Smoke Room were all originally served by hatches.

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