Well this old place has certainly seen some things and surely has some tales to tell! These pictures were taken just days before we signed on the line… As you can see it’s still very much a pub and will probably look like for quite some time to come because we plan to hang out in the pub part of the listed building whilst we get the more scary looking upstairs rooms rescued and repaired.
Yes the bar fittings are all there, glasses are under the bar and even tankards are hung from the ceiling. There’s even a cigarette machine that we need to get rid of!
Full of all kinds of junk. Yes, that’s a wall of fridges and freezers. I’ve scrubbed them up and tested them and sold them on eBay which will help buy the lime and mortar we seem to need by the tonne!
Unfortunately this stove has to come out and be replaced by something that we hope will blast the place with heat. More on that later…
This room is about 40ft long in all.
A bit leaky in here – lots of buckets around when it rains, but maybe I’ll fill it with plants for the moment!
Yes that’s a dirt floor. I try to ignore this room as I pass through it. It needs everything doing to it as everything has literally been ripped out (rotten floors, ceilings and walls).
This will be converted into a temporary kitchen – work has already commenced in earnest here. I’ll show you in a future post!
Being a pub it does Ladies and Gents toilets in an old brick building outside. This building will house our temporary bathroom – that’s once we pull out the urinals and excess toilets and get a shower in!
Well that’s enough for now… more to follow soon.