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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
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
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.