A historic pub interior of some regional importance
This pub is currently closed (since 01/06/2021)
Listed Status: II4 South Street
In the centre of town, this 18th-century three-storey former hotel retains a number of Victorian and early-20th -century fittings. The entrance corridor has a colourful tiled floor and a serving hatch (unused) with glazed doors. In the public bar (once two rooms and now extended as well) are an old panelled counter and mostly original bar-back plus an old, tiled, cast-iron fireplace; there is another one in the ‘snug’, front left.
looks like a more modern bar top stuck onto the original. The mirrored bar back fittings in both front and rear areas are original but have some new shelving and what is left of lower shelving after insertion of fridges looks more modern than old.
Alongside the door at the front is a disused door with a 'Jug Dept. etched panel. The rear disused fireplace is an early 20th century tiled, cast iron fireplace but the front brick fireplace is a modern brick one. The rear part of the room has been extended back (with a boat theme) and has two small open plan areas. The front left room now called the snug has an early 20th century tiled, cast-iron and wood surround fireplace with some good colourful tiling in front of it but no other old fittings.