Hertfordshire - Ware

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

12, Crib Street
SG12 9EX

OS ref: TL357145

Tel: (01920) 421007


Real Ale: Yes

Station: Yes

Nearby Station: Ware

Station Distance: 650m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Ware) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

15th century, with changes in the 17th and early 20th centuries, timber framed building that has been a pub since at least 1845. Now a cosy one roomed back street locals pub. The pub is named after a warship and the central ceiling beam is supposedly from that sloop. The pub appears little changed since the 1950s and boasts the legend "Quality Flowers Ales" in gilt lettering on the wooden bar back. There is a glazed leaded spirit cupboard at each end of the bar back. The bar counter is of bricks laid diagonally in sections formed of black painted timber and at the corner on the right there is a linen-fold panel separating the two brick weave sides. This could date from inter-war times or just post-war. There are brick and timber fireplaces at both ends of the room which look either inter-war times or just post-war. The almost shallow vestibule at the entrance has some azed timber uprights that look to be from the 1950s.

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