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Warwickshire - Five Ways

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Case Lane, Five Ways, Haseley
Five Ways
CV35 7JD

OS ref: SP225701

Tel: (01926) 484206

Real ale & Cider: Real Ale

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The pub occupies old cottages but the most interesting part, the low, beamed public bar, assumed its present arrangements in the 1950s when the bar counter was installed and the room extended into the area on the left. Some beers were, until recently, served using cask-pumps attached to the casks behind the counter - a very rare method nowadays. The pub entrance is by a tiled corridor wide enough to accommodate a 1930s bar-billiards table. To the right, the small lounge has, like the public, a tiled floor and whitewashed walls. A separate lounge on the other side of the courtyard was taken out of use in 2005.

The pub occupies old cottage buildings. The entrance (at the rear) is via a tiled corridor wide enough to accommodate a 1930s bar-billiards table which still uses an old sixpence, available from the bar for a 50p charity donation. To the right is a small lounge with tiled floor, whitewashed walls and upholstered bench seats. At the end of the corridor is the low, beamed public bar which assumed its present arrangements in the 1950s when the bar counter was installed and it was extended into the area on the left-hand side: has a tiled floor, whitewashed walls and an inter-war brick fireplace. Some of the beers were served until about 2008 using a very rare method - cask-pumps attached to the casks stillaged behind the counter. Note the wonderful advertising poster for Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright's Brewery of Leamington. There was a separate lounge on the other side of the courtyard but it ceased operation in 2005.

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