Bell

Berkshire - Waltham St Lawrence

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II*

The Street
Waltham St Lawrence
RG10 0JJ

Tel: (0118) 934 1788

Email: info@thebellwalthamstlawrence.co.uk

Website http://thebellwalthamstlawrence.co.uk/

Real ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

View on: Whatpub

A late medieval dwelling with parts dating back to the fourteenth century. It passed into the hands of the village in 1608 under the bequest of Ralph Newbery, a local boy who made (very) good as a publisher in London. It is said to have become a pub in 1723 and revenues from it still benefit the village. The best room is the lounge (not the interwar entrance doorway) on the right with lots of Jacobean panelling. Left of this is the main bar where the counter and bar-back are only of c.1990 (as in the lounge too): basic bench seating in the bay window. Left again is a corridor with a tiny, claustrophobic snug (more old panelling) by the entrance. The corridor leads to a plain room at the rear which looks as though it is a relatively new addition to the public areas (note the well): here you can see a copy of the deed.

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