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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.
SOMERSET - Faulkland, Tuckers Grave Inn
An historic pub interior of national importance
Wells Road, Faulkland, BA3 5XF
Directions: On A366.
Tel: (01373) 834230
Opening Hours: 6-11 Mon; 12-3, 6-11; 12-3, 7-10.30 Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider
Listed Status: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1058676
Listing Date: 1986
A three-roomed pub with no bar counter and a superb tap room. It is in an 18th-century cottage which has been a pub for over 200 years. The name comes from the burial place of a suicide, Edwin Tucker, who died in 1747. The two original delightfully unspoilt pub rooms with simple panelling and fixed bench seating are either side of a central corridor with ancient panelling. On the right is the tap room - note the Georgian lettering on the door which probably dates from the early 19th-century, if not the late 18th-century, and is surely among, if not the, the earliest pub lettering in the country. It survived because, at some point, it was covered by a screwed-on-sign. This small basic room has wall benches and the odd bell pushes. The mantelshelf over the old stone fireplace was replaced in 2007 when the previous one caught fire and the room required re-painting due to smoke damage.