Whipping Stocks

Cheshire - Over Peover

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Stocks Lane, Over Peover
Over Peover
WA16 9EX

Tel: (01565) 722332

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Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Although old-looking, this pub seems to have been rebuilt in the 1930s as a roadhouse (it used to be known as the Mainwaring Arms after the chief local family). There are four separate rooms off a spacious central bar where the counter front is of 1930s fielded panelling but the back fitting is modern. There is a large inter-war brick fireplace with a shallow arch and coal fire. On the front left is a room that may have been two small ones in the past. The middle left room is small with another 1930s brick fireplace and settle-style fixed seating. The rear left ‘Mainwaring Room’ has fielded panelling to picture frame height, a largish 1930s brick fireplace and settle seating. On the front right is what locals call the ‘Mourning Room’ with a fine 1930s fireplace of brick and also beams.

Built of brick and appears to have been built in the 1930s it retains four separate rooms off a spacious central bar with lots of inter-war fittings.

The front door leads to a carpeted lobby bar with inter-war fielded panelling on the walls, mostly to picture-frame height and some on the dado. The bar counter front is of 1930s fielded paneling but the bar back is modern. There is a large inter-war brick fireplace with a shallow arch and coal fire.

On the front left is a room that looks like it was two small ones in the past – the first part has a small 1930s brick fireplace and some fixed seating. The rear part has more fixed seating and a tiled floor.

The middle left room is small with another 1930s brick fireplace and settle-style fixed seating. The rear left ‘Mainwaring Room’ has fielded panelling to picture frame height, a largish 1930s brick fireplace and settle seating. On the front right is what locals call the ‘Mourning Room’ with a fine 1930s fireplace of brick and beams; the dado panelling may be old.

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