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A pub with a historic pub interior of some regional importance

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

STAFFORDSHIRE - Uttoxeter, Vaults

An historic pub interior of some regional importance

Market Place, Uttoxeter, ST14 8HP

Tel: (01889) 562997

Website:

Opening Hours: 1-11; 12-midnight Fri-Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Railway Station and Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1191032

Listing Date: 1973

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A mid 18th-century red-brick market-place pub of great character, which has had an unfortunate modernisation of the front parts in 2007. Nevertheless the unusual layout - three rooms front to back - and the unaltered rear room, justify inclusion. The frontage has a central entrance with a window each side - these have modern etched glass advertising Bass. Behind each bay is a screen, mostly modern but incorporating interwar leaded glass. The two front rooms, connected by a modern opening, have been modernised, and the counters and bar shelves are awful; some inter-war benches are retained, and there is 'devil among the tailors' in the second room ready to play. From here, through a rear doorway via a staircase lobby into the rear room, which has old benches and an old wood surround fireplace, plus a dartboard and piano. Access to the toilets - in what looks to be a purpose-built inter-war block - is via an outside passage on the right which runs along the whole depth of the building