Bell Inn

Kent - St Nicholas-at-Wade

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

The Street
St Nicholas-at-Wade
CT7 0NT

Tel: (01843) 847250

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

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

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It appears to have been refitted in the 1930s (Hand-pumps in the bar are dated 1937) and has four rooms, three of which retain a good deal of 1930s fittings. Doorway in partition wall to the public bar on the front right with a counter that could date from the 1930s as the handpumps are dated 1937, bar back shelves difficult to date, left side lower bar back shelves looks old, a ‘ducks nest’ fireplace (refers to shape of the grate), more benches attached to the brick walls and around the front windows and grandfather clock in the corner. Wood floor and panelled wall passage from front door to rear with a similar counter to that in the public bar for service to the left rooms.

17th century timber framed building altered early 19th century. It appears to have been refitted in the 1930s (Hand-pumps in the bar are dated 1937) and has four rooms, three of which retain a good deal of 1930s fittings. Doorway in partition wall to the public bar on the front right with a counter that could date from the 1930s as the handpumps are dated 1937, bar back shelves difficult to date, left side lower bar back shelves looks old, a ‘ducks nest’ fireplace (refers to shape of the grate), more benches attached to the brick walls and around the front windows and grandfather clock in the corner. Wood floor and panelled wall passage from front door to rear with a similar counter to that in the public bar for service to the left rooms.

On front left is a small room with a part partition wall and part wall removed with settle placed there instead. It has old tongue and groove panelled walls, a 1930s brick fireplace with a carved minstrel on a horse (?) in stone at the top, bench seating attached to the panelling. Rear left small room has doorway, a 1930s brick fireplace, left of the fireplace is a low door to (storage?), just one large table for diners. Doorway to rear right room, which has been brought into use and extended in post-war times. The bar counter is post war with a (re-sited / imported?) set of handpumps (not in use), oldish shelves, reclaimed brick fireplace, some ribbed hardboard from c.1960 and pool table at the rear.

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