A historic pub interior which was of national or regional importance where the interior has been ruined
Listed Status: Not listed13 Church Street
Tel: (01254) 383332
Real Ale: Yes
Real Cider: Yes
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Bank Top Brewery, who thankfully saved the pub from permanent closure, have done an extensive refurbishment and made it all open plan and all original fixtures and fittings have been lost sadly. This pub has therefore been re- categorised as Interior Ruined.
The former description is shown below. The accompanying photographs show the interior before the work took place.
In a terrace of houses and re-opened in 2013 after a three year closure this is a three roomed drinkers pub retaining a little altered Edwardian public bar. The entrance porch has floor to ceiling early 20th century tiling and a red quarry tiled floor with chequerboard edging. The inner door has has an 'Old England Forever' Edwardian etched glass panel in front and on the right one with a 'Smoke Room' etched panel. The latter leads to a small L-shaped room with a red quarry tiled floor with chequerboard edging, an Edwardian bar counter and bar back fitting, fixed seating and dado panelling, but the bar top may be modern. In the mid 1990s a doorway was cut in the rear right of the room for access to the games room.
On the left two small rooms were converted into one in the mid 1990s and has two modern fireplaces, old looking dado panelling, the fixed seating may be old and the room is served by a hatch to the left of the servery. At the rear the former living room is now is a small games room with old dado panelling and a hatch to the back of the servery. Games include bar billiards, darts and a modern Ring the Bull. it is accessed via doorways from both the smoke room and the left main room.