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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.

DERBYSHIRE - Spondon, Malt Shovel

An historic pub interior of national importance

Potter Street, Spondon, DE21 7LH

Tel: (01332) 674203

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Opening Hours: 11.30-2.30, 5-11.30; 11.30-midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Spondon) and Bus Stop

Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals (12-2, 5-8 Mon-Fri; 12-2 Sat; 12-3 Sun)

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1228930

Listing Date: 1977

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This largely 18th-century red-brick building houses an impressive, traditional multi-room pub with off-sales, drinking passageway and three other public rooms. The snug is especially interesting, being formed by a full-height, part-glazed curved partition wall with seating attached - one of very few such spaces to survive (the Holly Bush Inn, Makeney, above being another). Like the corridor, it has a red and black quarry-tiled floor. The small room further down the corridor has old movable benches. On the right, the lounge is unusual in being accessed across a corner of the servery but otherwise contains little of heritage interest. The large Tudor or Long Room at the front was in use by 1939, though the Tudorisation was mostly done after 1960. The various rooms are identified by letters on the doors, rather than the customary numbers. The kitchen occupies the former brewhouse which ceased activity in 1918.

Malt Shovel, Spondon
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