Generous Briton

Leicestershire - Loughborough

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

85 Ashby Road
LE11 3AB

Tel: (01509) 263565

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Nearby Station: Loughborough

Station Distance: 1700m

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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The only significant changes to the public bar since this pub was rebuilt in 1937 are some panelling work on the bar back and windows refitted in the 1990s. The bar counter, unusual arch-shaped stone fireplace, bench seating and bar back surround are all original. The lounge combines what were two small rooms and has a similar fireplace to that in the public bar. Other original features are the fielded panelling to picture-frame height and the lower portion of the bar back.

The pub was rebuilt in 1937 of brick. The Regent Street entrance has a lobby with colourful 1937 wall tiles to two-thirds height. It retains a virtually intact Public Bar on the right with a quarry tiled floor, original bar counter, unusual arch shaped stone fireplace with a narrow stone carving along the top and log fire, original bench seating and although the bar back surround is original there is some modern panelling and new windows were fitted in 1990s.

The Lounge is a combination of two original small rooms with a good amount of original fielded panelling to picture frame height, another unusual arch shaped stone fireplace at the front with a narrow stone carving along the top and log fire, the lower bar back shelving is original but part lost due to fridges and the top section is modern, a new bar counter, fixed seating and dado panelling is modern as is the toilets.

The pub recently escaped an uncertain future having been sold by a pub company to a property company who have created a number of flats on the first floor for students. Fortunately, they found a small local pub company to take a lease on the pub part after the ceilings were lowered and soundproofing added! The range of real ales on sale make this pub well worth a visit.

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