Crook Inn

Borders - Tweedsmuir

A historic pub interior of national importance

This pub is currently closed (since 01/01/2006)

UPDATE 2015: Plans have been drawn up for changes to the interior

Crook Inn, Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders. Closed but a possible reopening under Scotland's 'Community Right To Buy' legislation is imminent.

Listed Status: C

TWEEDSMUIR
Tweedsmuir
ML12 6QN

Tel: (01899) 880272

Website http://www.wtarchitecture.com/the-crook-inn/

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An early 19th-century coaching inn (although claimed to date from 1580) with an extension in c.1936. Most of the Art Deco fittings of that era, including the finest surviving ladies’ and gents’ loos, has been retained. Walk through the terrazzo-floored lobby and past the period hotel reception to find Willie Wastle's Bar at the rear. This is just as it was, with a lapped wood door and bar counter, gantry of shelves, stone fireplace with a circular hearth and copper hood. Even the chunky furniture - chairs, tables including a barrel one, and corner seat - is original.

Currently closed but the pub is to be brought back to use by a local group, formed for the purpose, the Tweedsmuir Community Company. Renovation may take some time but when completed this will be a wonderful place to visit (and, indeed, stay). For the record, before closure our description read: An early 19th-century coaching inn (although claimed to date from 1580) with an extension in c.1936. Most of the Art Deco fittings of that era, including the finest surviving ladies’ and gents’ loos, has been retained. Walk through the terrazzo-floored lobby and past the period hotel reception to find Willie Wastle's Bar at the rear. This is just as it was, with a lapped wood door and bar counter, gantry of shelves, stone fireplace with a circular hearth and copper hood. Even the chunky furniture - chairs, tables including a barrel one, and corner seat - is original.

A visit to the toilets is a must for their vitreous wall panels (two-tone blue in the ladies'; cream with black and red frames in the gents'), Art Deco weighing machine in the ladies', mirrors and plumbing.

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