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A pub with a nationally important historic interior
This pub is taken from the national inventory of historic pub interiors, CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country.
NORTHUMBERLAND - Netherton, Star
An historic pub interior of national importance
, Netherton, NE65 7HD
Tel: (01669) 630238
Opening Hours: Closed Mon; 7.30-10.30 Tue; 7.30-10 Wed; Closed Thu; 7.30-10.30 Fri-Sat; Closed Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale
Listed Status: Not listed
A pub is known to have existed here since 1788 but the present building consists of a 19th-century wing and a much bigger block added in 1902 and containing the public bar. The pub was bought in 1917 by the grandfather of present owner, Miss Vera W Wilson- Morton. From the entrance, a hallway leads to a tiny servery, from where the landlady serves beer from the cellar at a hatch. The public room and there is only one is a classic of its kind, though there is nothing fancy about it. Large, plain and square, it has bare-slatted fixed seating round all sides plus a few tables and chairs. Above a 1950s-style fireplace is a huge mirror advertising Ushers pale ale. There is actually another room directly behind the servery but this only comes into use on rare occasions when the pub is busy.