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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.

COUNTY FERMANAGH - Enniskillen, Blakes of the Hollow

An historic pub interior of national importance

6 Church Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7EJ

Tel: (028) 6632 2143


Opening Hours: 11.30-1am Mon-Sat; 12.30-midnight Sun

Listed Status: Grade B

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The interior of this fine pub retains its Victorian layout and fittings which probably date from a refurbishment of 1887. It was run by the same family from 1929 to 1996. The front bar is full of character, with the walls and ceiling being entirely wood-panelled. It has four large spirit casks set vertically in the bar-back; and the panelled counter has a rare white marble top. High up on the right-hand wall a box shows where service was required. The first of these is a tiny snug by the entrance which no doubt doubled as an off-sales and a place for a quiet drink without attracting general attention to the fact. At the far end of the servery is another snug with a venerable cast-iron fireplace. Further back still and up a flight of steps is the publican’s office, complete with the desk from which he could keep an eye on proceedings. Behind this is another snug and then a further larger (now games) room. At the rear, a massive 21st-century extension with a Gothic theme has been built on several levels and includes bars and a dining room.

Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen