Lancashire - Heysham

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

7 Main Street

Tel: (01524) 859298



Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A mid-18th century building retaining various features from a 1930s refit including a fine snug, although the historic arangements have been compromised by a refurbishment in 2016-17. Until this the front door led into a panelled passage but this has now been incorporated into the left-hand dining area which itself has had internal walls removed. Adjacent, on the right, a leaded glass screen forms a wall to the snug which has several 1930s features - bar counter, stone fireplace, and panelling to two-thirds height. Everything behind has now been much modernised, although the dining room has a panelled dado in the first part from the 1930s and in the lounge on the right the bar counter and stone fireplace survive from that time.

UPDATE May 2017:

Re-opened 2 May 2017 after being closed for six months for renovation. The photographs show the pub before the work was undertaken.

Mid 18th-century pub with later additions that retains a splendid snug. Front door leads into a passage with 1930s fielded panelling. On the right is a leaded glass screen with colourful stained and leaded symbols such as a knight in shining armour that forms a tiny snug. The door has a figure '3' on it and note the gap in the screen for service in the passage. This fine room retains a good 1930s bar counter, old stone fireplace, good 1930s panelling to 2/3rds height, a couple of settles but a modern bar back.

To the left is a dining room that was extended in recent years. The first part has a panelled dado that could date from the 1930s but the rest is modern and the existence of a range fireplace may indicate this part was in domestic use in the past. The passage goes to the right around the back of the snug where there is a tiny area with more 1930s dado panelling. On the right is the lounge where the bar counter with a curved section at the top could be from the 1930s but the bar back looks modern. The Tudor-arched stone fireplace appears to be from the 1930s and there are are more settles.

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