North Yorkshire - Rufforth

A historic pub interior of regional importance

This pub is currently closed (since 27/02/2019)

Listed Status: Not listed

Wetherby Road
YO23 3QF

Tel: (01904) 738621

Real Ale: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The building is early nineteenth century, or older, but it is the makeover it received in 1937 – by Leeds architect H. Lane Fox for Samuel Smith’s brewery – that makes the Tankard Inn special. This has left us a little two-room interior of modest dignity that has stood the test of time as a good pub design of its period. Both rooms have matching 3-light windows with colourful leaded glass in patterns typical of their time and the public bar has its original bench seating and curving bar-counter. The lounge seating and counter are more recent, however, and this could be true of all the pub’s panelling too.

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