A historic pub interior of regional importance
Listed Status: IIEastcote High Road
A refurbishment has recently been carried out which requires a re-assessment.
Please note - the photos are therefore out of date and the description is one written before the recent changes.
In its leafy surroundings, this is more like a country pub than a town one. Part of the right-hand side may date back to the 16th century but outside is mainly a remodelling after a fire in 1891. Inside there is a deliberate attempt, probably dating from the inter-war years, to create an ‘olde worlde’ feel. This is especially apparent in the smaller and lower of the two rooms with its hefty black ceiling beams and imitation half-timbering. The doors and some of the panelling have a deliberately rough texture but this is actually synthetic material. The same manner of work continues, though with a little less bravura, in the larger, L-shaped bar. Both rooms have brick fire surrounds built of small red bricks. It is possible that there has been some degree of rearrangement in the post-war period and it seems unlikely that both rooms would originally have had the largish panelled counters they do today. A reconstructed old barn was linked to the pub and brought into use c.1990.