A historic pub interior of some regional importance
Listed Status: IIThe Street
An eighteenth-century, part flint, part tile-hung building with three pub rooms, including one (on the left, up some stairs) that doubled as a court house until the late 19th century. The main bar is quite a large open space whose flooring changes from red tiling near the servery to boards further back and this may suggest it once comprised two rooms. The servery retains its old counter but the bar back fitting was replaced in 2005. Adjacent is bare wooden bench attached to the dado panelling. In the left part of the servery is a now disused hatch to the small room behind.
The courtroom up five steps has a bare uneven wood floor, and a fine old fireplace with good decoration at the top. The small games room situated behind the servery has a parquet floor from the 1930s and a brick fireplace of a similar date, half-height wall panelling with bare seating fixed to the walls with a good number of cushions for the comfort of diners as this is more likely to be used by them than customers playing the local pub game of Toad in the Hole nowadays! There is a hatch now covered by a curtain just near to the door to the main bar. Major redecoration in 2005 was in a style more appropriate to a city café bar than a village pub with panelling etc. painted the ubiquitous grey-green colour.
The accompanying photographs show the interior before redecoration.