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Corporation Arms

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Lincolnshire - Grimsby

One star - A pub interior of special national historic interest

Listed Status: II

88 Freeman Street
DN32 7AG

Tel: (01472) 354373

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Nearby Station: Grimsby Docks

Station Distance: 300m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Grimsby Docks) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Once-proud Victorian town-centre pub which preserves, in its back smoke room, a truly splendid historic interior. This richly ornamented little room, which benefitted from some sensitive refurbishment in 2009, has superb fitted seating and wood paneling which was originally installed by the Hull furnishing firm of Frederick Eustace (whose fitters’ labels are still in situ). The pub’s other rooms have been altered considerably but remnants survive of excellent etched and frosted windows. One of the upstairs rooms was used as a music hall in the 1880s.
Partially complete interior but very dilapidated.Has an unaltered small, elaborately panelled smoke room at the side from Victorian times - even three fitter's labels remain. The basic bar on the left has new fittings but retains much of a splendid set of etched windows. Modernised lounge on the right was formerly two small rooms. The floor plan is largely unchanged. Corner site with projecting window over corner doorway. Good windows but all different featuring 'Public Bar', 'Smoke Room' Bass motif and the Corporation Arms. Original bar counter and back though modified. Bass sign-writing on the bar back. Smoke room is what makes the pub. It is panelled and richly ornamented with moulding and Corinthian columns etc, shell and floral motifs. Large Bass mirror on rear wall. Another mirror in the overmantel. Modern fire fitted. Hatch service to the smoke room. The opulence is completely out of character with the Freeman Street of today. The rooms most in use are the two rooms knocked into one on the other wing, completely modernised. 2009 saw a sensitive refurbishment of the splendid rear smoke room
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