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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

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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
Exterior
Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
Bar
Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
Servery
Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
Snugs
Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
Snug Interior
Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
Barrel