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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

LANCASHIRE - Goosnargh, Horn's Inn

An historic pub interior of national importance

Horns Lane, Goosnargh, PR3 2FJ

Directions: Corner of Inglewhite Rd, 2 miles NE of the village

OSRef: SD575391

Tel: (01772) 865230


Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1439858

Listing Date: 2017

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Pub closed for some time

Closed: 01/03/2018

This rather isolated, hard-to-find pub has long been a wayside inn. A stone outside is dated 1782 but the structure may well be older. The interior was last significantly changed in the mid-1950s when a partition was removed from between the public bar and a corridor to create what is now the main bar in front of the servery (its brick frontage is probably interwar). The counter still has its functioning sliding screens. However, the star feature is the area behind it, where customers and serving staff actually co-exist in the same space. The door into it is marked ‘Private’ so as a courtesy ask if it is possible to sit there (it generally is). The only other known surviving examples of this rare arrangement are at the Bridge Inn, Topsham, Devon, and the Arden Arms, Stockport. This small room has a baffle at the entrance, a brick and wood fireplace, old shelving, a panelled dado and a carved settle. There are some good features elsewhere, notably the fine plasterwork to the small dining room ceiling. On-site brewing began in March 2013.