Catherine Wheel

Oxfordshire - Goring

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

Station Road
Goring
RG8 9HB

OS ref: SU599807

Tel: (01491) 872379

Email: info@tcwgoring.co.uk

Website https://www.tcwgoring.co.uk/index

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TCWGoring

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Goring & Streatley

Station Distance: 300m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Goring & Streatley) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Late 17th century pub. A pre-1959 photograph in the pub shows the pub without its long, barn-style addition along the road. The two-rooms from these days, each with its own door, are still clearly evident, at different levels: the lower one has quarry-tile floor and a door to the gents that merges into the background so it is hard to spot when need arises. The extension c.1960 involved a fine brick and timber fire-surround (in the 1930s tradition) and a new counter and bar-back.

Late 17th century pub. A pre-1959 photograph in the pub shows the pub without its long, barn-style addition along the road.

The left hand original front door leads to the small beamed corner bar with a wood block floor, full height panelled walls with the dado painted a dark blue colour and light blue above. The two sided bar counter is fronted with vertical timber blocks and may date from the 1930s (or later) and there is a small 1930s brick fireplace.

The right hand original front door leads a small room on a lower level with a red tiled floor, a large old wood surround fireplace with a 1930s brick interior with stone seats inside on the left and right. The dado panelling is painted dark blue and the room is used by diners. The door to the gents merges into the background so it is hard to spot when need arises.

The brick and flint single-storey extension was added in c.1960 is called the Forge Bar and has an open beamed ceiling. There is a fine large brick and timber fire-surround (in the 1930s tradition) that almost reached the ceiling but is currently not in use. This room has a new counter and bar-back.

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