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The New Inn, Legges Way - pub details

Address: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 5DU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 40941) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Telford Central (4.2 miles), Shifnal (4.8 miles), Oakengates (4.9 miles)

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A pub relocated, rebuilt and incorporated into the rather excellent Blists Hill Victorian museum. I was delighted to discover that it wasn't just "for show" but that it still very much functions as a pub within the site. More of a victorian "workmans" pub interior, with bare wood floors , wood panelling and devoid of the extensive tiling and glasswork that you see in some of the lavishly ornate city pubs.
However ,compared to those Victorian/Edwardian pubs that still exist in our towns and cities it was a unique experience to supp a nice pint of Banks's mild , with the smell of coal smoke from nearby steam engines in the air, a sing song at the piano being conducted in the adjacent bar (tap room?) and a carriage drawn by two shire horses visible in the street through the open doors.
Made me feel a bit better about the future of Cardiff's Vulcan pub which is currently being similarly rebuilt in the St. Fagans musuem, especially if , like the new Inn , it will still function as a real pub.
tarkatherotter - 27 Apr 2015 21:12

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