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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
This remarkable three-roomed rural pub lies on the main A366, a mile east of the village of Faulkland. It is part of an 18th-century cottage which has housed a pub for over 200 years. The strange name comes from a suicide, Edwin Tucker, who killed himself in 1747 and was buried nearby (commonly suicides were buried in unconsecrated ground, often near a crossroads). The pub has no bar counter at all and casks of beer and polycasks of cider are stacked in the bay window in the public bar. To the right is the splendidly unspoilt tap room: the Georgian-style lettering on the door must surely be amongst, if not the earliest pub lettering in the country. A third room to the far left was formerly a living room and was brought into use in 1985. At the end of the passage is a door leading to the outside toilets at the rear right of the building. Skittle alley in a separate stone building at the rear.