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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.
WORCESTERSHIRE - Worcester, Eagle Vaults
An historic pub interior of regional importance
2 Friar Street, Worcester, WR1 2LZ
Directions: Jct. Pump Street
Tel: (01905) 616378
Opening Hours: 10.30-11 (midnight Thu & Fri; 1am Sat); 10.30-7 Tue; 11-7 Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale
Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Foregate Street) and Bus Stop
Food: Lunchtime Meals
Listed Status: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1389835
Listing Date: 1954
The spectacular glazed tile frontage here dates from around 1890 but the building itself is about 150 years older. In the lobby are a colourfully-tiled dado and a mosaic floor running to the back of the pub. There were once walls either side of the passage but changes took place in 1983, hence the wide gap in the left-hand wall. The bare-boarded bar on the right retains its fixed seating, Victorian counter and fine bar back with gilded glass panels and clock on top but the etched windows are replacements. When the wall was taken out, the left-hand curved section of the counter was added and by-and-large carefully matches the original part. In the smoke room is more old fixed seating in bays, with panels above and bell-pushes all around. The fire surround, with bevelled mirrors in the mantlepiece above, is original as are two splendid etched and frosted windows. A function room upstairs has no old fittings. Closes 7pm Tue & Sun.