A historic pub interior of regional importance
Listed Status: Not listed85 Dovecote Lane
Tel: (0115) 925 4049
Real Ale: Yes
Real Cider: Yes
Lunchtime Meals: Yes
Evening Meals: Yes
Nearby Station: Beeston
Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Beeston) and Bus Stop
View on: Whatpub
This large former hotel right by Beeston railway station was built by Ind Coope in 1899 and restored by its new owners, Tynemill, in 1994. You enter into a lobby with a former snug or off-sales straight ahead - now used for storage. On the right is a good plain bar, self-contained with its own toilets. In the main bar to the left the back corner has been opened out to give access to two further rooms (mainly used for dining in the day). Doors, windows and benches look Victorian but there was clearly a makeover in the 1930s when the bar serveries (largely intact and with Art Deco features) were added to both main rooms - the dado panelling, floors and fireplaces are of the same era. In the rear lobby is a staircase with a fine stained glass window.
A large brick-built former hotel, adjacent to Beeston railway station and opposite the former Shipstone's maltings. Built by Ind Coope, it has prominent brewery lettering on the frontage, and a foundation stone dated June 1899. Neglected by Allied Breweries until June 1994, it was purchased by Tynemill (now Castle Rock Brewery), and restored. The multi-room interior comprises Victorian and 1930s features. The entrance is into a lobby with a former tiny snug or off-sales straight ahead - this now used for storage.
On the right is a good plain bar, self-contained with its own toilets. The main bar is on the left, and the back corner of this has been opened out into two further rooms, used mainly for dining for most of the day. Doors, windows and benches look original Victorian, but clearly there was a makeover during the 1930s, when the bar serveries were added to both main rooms - these appear to be mostly intact with some Art Deco features. Dado panelling, floors and fireplaces were also installed at the same time, and much of these survive, with minor alterations. In the rear lobby is a staircase with stained glass window. At the back is a garden alongside the railway. Entirely non-smoking, and no mobile phones - even in the garden.
Note that the adjacent railway station and its platform shelters are grade 2 listed.