King's Head

East Sussex - Udimore

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Udimore Road
Udimore
TN31 6BG

Tel: (01424) 882116

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A tile-hung building with a long modern veranda at the front. There was a significant refurbishment in around 1930 and lots of the fittings from this period remain. The main door leads into the public bar on the left with its parquet floor, oak counter and what is probably 1930s bar-back shelving; also a small brick fireplace (disused) with a new fireplace added on the left. Note on the front of the counter opposite the door a groove indicating a partition/screen creating an off-sales in times past. Up a step and now only separated by some upright timbers is the saloon bar on the right which also has c. 1930 fittings in the form of the counter, the back fitting and a 1930s brick fireplace. Timbers divide a raised area on the right which has the old cellar at the front and a skittle alley at the rear.

Tile hung building dating back to 1536. The long veranda on the front of the building is a modern addition. The pub had a significant refurbishment in around 1930 and lots of the fittings from this remain. Main door leads into the public bar on the left with a 1930s parquet floor, oak bar counter of around 1930 and what is probably from the 1930s bar back shelving; also a small 1930s brick fireplace (disused) with a new fireplace added on the left. Note on the front of the bar counter opposite the door a grove in the counter indicating a partition/screen creating an off-sales was originally here.

Up a step and now only separated by some upright timbers is the saloon bar on the right which also has an oak bar counter of around 1930, same bar back fitting and a 1930s brick fireplace. Timbers divide a raised area on the right which has the original cellar at the front and a skittle alley at the rear. Changes in c.1980 mean the first part is now a restaurant/ dining area and at the rear is a separate room with a pot belied stove. Note the figure '2' on the back of the inner door here. Both bars have lots of old dado tongue and groove panelling painted cream (some is modern). Even the gents in a 1930s extension on the left retains its three large Doultons urinals from the 1930s.

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