Quiet Woman

Derbyshire - Earl Sterndale

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Off B5053
Earl Sterndale
SK17 0BU

Tel: (01298) 83211

Real Ale: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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This simple, stone-built pub evolved from a farmhouse or cottages many moons ago. On the left, the public bar has an old counter and bench seating, modern fireplace and panelling and bar back shelving of indeterminate vintage. The Marstons mirror and undertaker's laying-down table are worthy of note. A small room on the right serves as the lounge; it has a parquet floor, fireplace and dado panelling probably all dating from 1930s. The unusual small canted panelled counter, surmounted by a glass-fronted display case, looks to be from the 1960s. The pub sign is splendidly incorrect, both politically and grammatically.

Unembellished and stone-built, evolving from a farmhouse or cottages, the pub still has 6 acres of land attached and a visit is ‘a step back in time’ - they sell free range eggs and other items. Other Heritage Pubs with working farms attached and run by the licensee or their family members are the Luppitt Inn, Luppitt ; Victoria Arms, Worton ; New Cross Inn, Court Henry ; and Dyffryn Arms, Pontfaen .

The public bar on the left retains a genuinely old counter and some old wall bench seating; difficult to date the bar back shelving; and the fireplace and panelling around it are modern. Note the old Marstons mirror and an undertakers laying-down table. Note the ‘table trays’ and the notice signed by the landlord “Please do not remove from their tables. Packets from snacks have to be collected and removed. Any one putting waste into empty glasses will hear harsh words from the landlord”.

On the right is the lounge which doubles as a children's room and houses a pool table which was used to lay out the Post Office on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2pm to 5.30pm. The small room has a parquet floor, 1930s brick fireplace and old (30’s?) dado panelling. The unusual small canted panelled bar counter surmounted by a built-in glass-fronted display case with a tiled top looks like it dates from the 1960s. The pub sign is delightfully incorrect, both politically and grammatically.

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