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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.

WEST MIDLANDS - Wednesfield, Vine

An historic pub interior of national importance

35 Lichfield Road, Wednesfield, WV11 1TN

Tel: (01902) 733529

Website: http://www.blackcountryales.co.uk/the-pubs/the-vine/

Opening Hours: 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1360815

Listing Date: 2002

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A rare and intact example of a simple inter-war, urban, working-class pub. It was designed in 1937 by architects Watkin & Maddox of Burslem for Truman, Hanbury & Buxton: it opened in 1938. The only changes have been the loss of the off-sales hatch opposite the front door and insertion of a tiny counter in the smoke room. The public bar has a colourful terrazzo floor plus the original bar counter, seating and fireplace. To the right is the smoke room with parquet floor, Tudor-style fireplace and fixed seating with bell-pushes. A second smoke room lies at the back across the terrazzo-floored hallway and has similar features. The toilets are also scarcely altered since construction. The anachronistic Victorian-style embossed paper applied to the dados is the only jarring note.

Vine, Wednesfield
Exterior
Vine, Wednesfield
Public Bar
Vine, Wednesfield
Smoke Room
Vine, Wednesfield
Rear Smoke Room
Vine, Wednesfield
Hall