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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.

YORKSHIRE (EAST) - Skerne, Eagle

An historic pub interior which was of national or regional importance which is now permanently closed

, Skerne, YO25 9HS

Tel: None


Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1391423

Listing Date: 2005

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Pub permanently closed

Closed: 01/03/2004

UPDATE 2015: Due to the lack of local support and no interest from East Yorkshire Council to retain the last pub in the village the pub is in process of conversion to a private house.

Former Description

Awaiting rescue, the Eagle is one of the last examples in the whole UK of a simple, time-warp rural pub, hardly touched for a hundred years or more. Only the fireplaces and bay windows in its two plain rooms are more recent – although even the latter are probably of early 20th century date. What’s more, with its complete lack of counter service (drinks coming straight from a sunken, off-corridor cellar) the Eagle represents a historic form of pub-planning and operation that has otherwise disappeared from Yorkshire and of which only ten other examples are known, from CAMRA’s own careful researches, to survive in England.

In 2005, with unsympathetic changes by its new owner (a local builder) looking likely, CAMRA sought emergency spot-listing. The resulting Government decision to list such an architecturally-unpretentious but historically-rare building has signalled a shift in the national listing guidelines for pubs and made the Eagle a landmark case. It is again up for sale but in a tragically deteriorating condition until a new owner can be found.

Eagle, Skerne
Eagle, Skerne
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Eagle, Skerne
Left-hand Room
Eagle, Skerne
Right-hand Room