Old White Beare

West Yorkshire - Norwood Green

A historic pub interior of national importance

Listed Status: II

Village Street
Norwood Green
HX3 8QG

OS ref: SE139269

Tel: (01274) 676645

Email: info@theoldwhitebeare.co.uk

Website http://www.theoldwhitebeare.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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The old snug here is surely one of the best historic pub rooms to be found anywhere in England. With its high-backed settles, old stone fireplace and low-beamed ceiling, and divided-off by match-board partitions (partly curving and partly top-glazed for borrowed light) it is a little gem. This remarkable survival is set inside a country ‘destination' pub which enjoys great popularity with diners and which, although most pleasant, has undergone its share of modern change. It has few other fittings or features of historic note. In latter years it has lost one of its former three drinking rooms, with new toilets replacing the old back tap room, while the main front bar-room has been considerably altered and modernised. The counter here, for instance, dates from around 2000.

The ancient snug here is surely one of the best old pub rooms to be found anywhere. There are only a handful of similar rooms or snugs formed of two or more high backed settles left in the whole of the UK. They can be found at the following Heritage Pubs – the Holly Bush, Mackeney, Derbyshire; Malt Shovel, Spondon, Derbyshire; Green Dragon, Flaunden, Hertfordshire; Red Lion, Kenninghall, Norfolk; North Star, Steventon, Oxfordshire; Kings Head, Laxfield, Suffolk; Bell & Cross, Holy Cross, Clent, Worcestershire; Red Lion, Llansannan, North West Wales;; Crown, Snape, Suffolk;; Wheatsheaf, Raby, Merseyside;; Galway Arms, East Retford, Nottinghamshire;; andAnchor, High Offley, Staffordshire .

With its high-backed settles, old stone fireplace and low-beamed ceiling, and divided-off by match-board partitions (partly curving and partly top-glazed for borrowed light) it is a little gem - set inside a country ‘venue’ pub which, though thoroughly pleasant, has otherwise undergone its share of recent change and has few old fittings. As well as its expansion for dining, the pub has lost one of its former three drinking rooms, with new toilets replacing the old back tap room, and the front bar has been considerably modified. (The counter, for instance, is less than ten years old).

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