A historic pub interior of some regional importance
Listed Status: II16 High Street
18th century two-storey and attic building of brown brick, but interior fittings appear to be mainly as a result of an inter-war re-fitting. There's etched glass in the widows on either side; a promontory servery with a canted matchboard panelled counter; an attractively framed mirror flanking a corridor opening; and dado panelling that appears to be inter-war. An attractive Georgian fireplace is on the left hand side of the former saloon at the rear.
18th century two-storey and attic building of brown brick. In the front door attractive leaded glass with the legend “Bar“. Good etched glass in the widows on either side – one stating “Wines “, the other “ Spirits “. Plans displayed within show the evolution of the layout over the years. It’s likely that the present configuration derives from an interwar refit. Until recent times, the central doorway led to an off – sales section, with an inner door on the right leading to the public bar, and on the left to the saloon. There is a promontory servery with a canted matchboard panelled counter, which looks interwar. At the back of the servery is an opening to a corridor flanked by an attractively framed mirror. Some of the shelving in the servery looks old. The panelling on the dado could be inter-war.
The former public bar on the right has been extended into an area previously occupied by toilets. At the rear of the former saloon on the left was a separate room: the site of the partition can be clearly seen. This room had a hatchway to the servery that is still extant. This is an attractively arched feature, which is conjoined to the frame of the mirror already mentioned.
There’s an attractive Georgian fireplace on the left hand side of the former saloon at the rear. Much expansion of the trading area to the back in the last few years.