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A pub with a regionally important historic interior
A pub with a regionally 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.
SHROPSHIRE - Oswestry, Oak
An historic pub interior of regional importance
17 Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ
Tel: (01691) 659254
Opening Hours: 12-midnight; 11.30-midnight Sat & Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale
Public Transport: Near Bus Stop
Listed Status: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1054325
Listing Date: 1986
This early 19th-century pub had a significant refurbishment in the 1950s and is barely changed since. From a porch on the front right is the small public bar with slatted wood counter, 1950s bar-back fitting, 1950s fireplace in older larger inglenook fireplace with seats either side, and fixed seating. Down the left side of the pub a door with 'Gents Bar' on the passage side leads to a quarry tiled passage with partition to the servery and off sales hatch still with its sliding door (which did have a sign "Waiters Only" above it - still?). Door at the end of the passage leads to the lounge which has been expanded back in recent times - an advertisement on the wall shows the smaller version of the room (and that it has lost a number of 1950/60s chairs/stools). It has another slatted wood counter, same bar-back fitting, brick fireplace and fixed seating all from the 1950s. Note the sign "Wrexham lager sold 'on draught' and off the ice!"