Glasshouse Inn

Gloucestershire & Bristol - May Hill

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Glasshouse Hill
May Hill
GL17 0NN

OS ref: SO7099121337

Tel: (01452) 830529

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

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Originally, the pub consisted of the two front rooms with a passageway running down the middle with wooden partition walls. The front left 'Smoke Room' with a red quarry-tiled floor has lost its partition wall but an antique settle and some timbers now make it look like a separate room. The 'Public Bar', front right, retains most of its partition wall though markings on the quarry-tiled floor show it to be some two feet shorter. This small room has a tongue-and-groove ceiling, old dado panelling, an old settle and a basic bench. The next room, on the right of the original passage, was the living room and has lost its partition wall as indicated by the markings in the quarry-tiled floor. This room was possibly brought into use in the 1950s when the cellar on the left was converted into a servery (there had previously been no counters). On the right is a range fireplace and a tongue-and-groove dado with wall benches plus scrubbed tables and low basic benches. Beyond the servery, an extension was added in 1988 but looks much older.

Originally the pub consisted of the two front rooms with a passageway running down the middle with wooden partition walls. The front left 'Smoke Room' has a red quarry tiled floor and the counter is at least 50 years old. It has lost its partition wall - there was a door into the room near the bar - but an antique settle and some timbers now make it look like a separate room. The 'Public Bar' on the front right retains most of its partition wall - markings on the quarry tiled floor show that it is some two feet shorter. This small room has a tongue and groove ceiling; dado panelling at least 50 years old; and an old settle and basic bench.

The next room on the right of the original passage was the living room and has lost its partition wall as indicated by the markings in the quarry tiled floor. This room was brought into use possibly in the 1950s when the cellar on the left was converted into a servery and a bar counter added for the first time - the disused door next to the servery still has the word 'cellar' on it. Casks are still on stillage in the servery/cellar and beer served 'by gravity'. On the right is a range fireplace, a tongue and groove dado with wall benches - the two scrubbed tables and two low basic benches add to the atmosphere. Beyond the servery an extension added in 1988 with flagstone floor, solid bar counter and bar back shelving actually looks like it has been part of the pub for much longer.

A further conservatory-style extension was added in recent years. Note the interesting topiary includes a yew tree cut out with two seats inside and the 'West Country Ales 1760 'Best In The West' ceramic wall sign. Still retains its outside gents'. Closed Sunday evening.

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