A historic pub interior of some regional importance
Listed Status: IIOld Road
A 15th-century hall house which in due course became a pub and retains much from an inter-war refurbishment. The inner lobby has a red tiled floor and an off-sales window. A latch door on the right leads to the lounge where the 1930s features include a fielded panelled counter, bar-back fitting and brick fireplace - the thatch over the servery is a modern addition. Old dado panelling, painted brown, covers the front wall where fixed seating was removed to create more dining space; dado panelling elsewhere is wood stained. The left-hand public bar was originally just the front room but has been opened up to incorporate the room behind, hence the bar now being U-shaped. The small bar counter is inter-war as are the brick fireplace and dado panelling. The back section has a hatch/doorway for staff and service to the garden. Retains outside gents’. The inn featured in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit as the Blue Dragon.
A 15th century hall house which eventually became a public house and retains much from an inter-war refurbishment. The inner lobby has a red tiled floor and retains its off-sales window. A latch door on the right with the figure '2' leads to the lounge bar which retains a fielded panelled bar counter, bar back fitting and brick fireplace all from the 1930s but the thatch over the servery looks more like a 1960s addition. There is old dado panelling painted brown on the front wall and it looks like some fixed seating has been removed; dado panelling elsewhere is wood stained. The room has a genuine beamed ceiling.
The public bar on the left is in two distinct areas - the front one has a counter which could also date from the 1930s and a brick fireplace of similar vintage and old dado panelling - the connecting door is of modern panelling and there is exposed brickwork by the bar area. The rear area has more dado panelling and a hatch for service. There is a hatch/doorway for staff and service to the garden. There is a dining room at the rear right with wood block floor, 1930s brick fireplace and dado panelling which may, or may not, be old. Note the figure '4' on the cellar door. Outside Gents. The inn featured in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit as The Blue Dragon.