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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.
HEREFORDSHIRE - Leysters, Duke of York
An historic pub interior of national importance
, Leysters, HR6 0HW
Directions: on A4112
Tel: 01568 750230
Opening Hours: 11.30 to 2.30 (Sun 12 to 2); 7 to 11.
Listed Status: Not listed
Modest and beautifully kept, this country pub still has a smallholding attached and has been in the hands of the same family since 1911. The interior, little altered since before the Second World War, comprises three rooms. The public bar has a fine, curved, high-backed settle (which predates 1911) beside the fireplace and simple dado panelling. Beneath the window, a bench is equipped for the local version of quoits - four quoits a go, five points for the pin, two for the inner ring and one for the outer (but they must land white side up). Right is a small darts room with a Victorian tiled fireplace, corner bench and hatch. The lounge on the left was added to the public rooms just before the war and feels like a domestic sitting room.