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Bedfordshire - Totternhoe

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

Castle Hill Road
Totternhoe
LU6 2DA

OS ref: SP978220

Tel: (01525) 220434

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A 17th century timber framed thatched pub with two small bars which was last refurbished in the late 1930s. In the small left hand bar are a 1930s-style counter and a bar back looking to be a mixture of 1930s and more recent work. The beams are replacements following a fire not long ago, hence why the insurance company prohibit use of the old fireplace. The tiled floor looks to be post-war. Through a 1930s door, another small bar has an old quarry tiled floor and a 1930s counter with a recent wood top replacement of a copper one. A photo on the wall from 1935 shows a range in the disused fireplace and an old curved settle alongside that created a passage from the right (now disused) door - note the deeper red tiles where it was situated. There are 1930s doors to both the gents and cellar.

A 17th century timber framed thatched pub with two small bars which was last refurbished in the late 1930s. The small left hand bar has a counter of a style seen in the 1930s and the bar back looks a mixture of 1930s and more recent work. The old fireplace is no longer in use at the insistence of the insurance company because the building is thatched. There was a fire in first decade of the present century which destroyed the first floor so the beams are replacements. The tiled floor looks to be post-war. Through a 1930s door is another small bar with an old quarry tiled floor and a 1930s counter which has a wood top that replaced a copper one in recent year. A photo on the wall from 1935 shows there was a range in the disused fireplace and an old curved settle alongside that created a passage from the right (now disused) door - note the deeper red tiles where it was situated. There are 1930s doors to both the gents and cellar.

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