Claremont

West Sussex - Bognor Regis

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Scott Street
Bognor Regis
PO21 1UH

Tel: (01243) 865482

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Bognor Regis

Station Distance: 600m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Bognor Regis)

View on: Whatpub

Tucked away c.1910 brick built pub (now painted dark green) which retains some interwar fittings in its two rooms. The public bar on the left retains unusual bare bench seating around the front and left sides of the room and a 1930s brick fireplace. The curved and sloping counter looks to be of an inter-war style with the ply panelled sections painted brown but the half timbering on the walls could date from the 1960s. The bar back is new - installed in 2016. A skylight was revealed in 2015. A passage at the rear between the two bars used to have a hatch - the original off sales was accessed from a door on the front of the building and the space is still there.

The lounge bar on the right has two doors so was two rooms when built but converted into one in the inter-war period. There is fielded panelling all around the room which looks inter-war, two 1930s looking brick fireplaces, the curved bar counter looks to be from the 1930s but the modern bar back was installed in 2016. An old passage beyond the lounge bar leads to a totally new gents (2016). Retains good (original?) etched 'Lounge Bar' and 'Off Sales' windows in the respective doors. All exterior windows are modern (2016).

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