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White Swan

 


 

The White Swan was situated on Eel Pool Road.  This grade-II listed pub was also known as The Griff Inn.
From The Good Pub Guide 1983:
Recently virtually rebuilt by its enthusiastic new owners after being closed for years, this is now a very civilised and comfortable pub. The lounge has small grey or dusky pink plush seats around its neat tables, and little landscape prints on the silky-papered walls; a small bar by the entrance, with bird-of-paradise wallpaper, also has comfortable seats. It's popular for its cooked bar food such as soup (60p), gammon or freshly battered fish (2), scampi and home-made pies (2.50), steaks (3) and seafood platter (3.50). On our visit there were sandwiches (from 60p), but we understand that these are not always available. There is a separate restaurant. Well-kept Bass and Websters Yorkshire on handpump, and cocktails; piped music. The handsome brick house stands on a little bluff above a basin of the old Chesterfield Canal, and tables on the neat lawn look out over the flat valley of the River Idle. The owners hope to make a lot of the gardens, and eventually have music out here too.
Listed building details:
Inn, late C18, brick with plain tile roof. Rendered plinth, sillband, first floor band dentillated eaves, hipped roofs. 3 rear wall stacks, single large ridge stack, ridge stack on rear range, 3 storey central block flanked by 2 storey and single storey wings: 5 bays. Projecting central canted bay has heavily rusticated opening with C20 door, flanked by single C20 glazing bar casements in rubbed brick heads. Above, central glazing bar sash flanked by single glazing bar casements all in round headed openings. Above again, 3 smaller glazing bar casements. Flanking 2 storey wings. have single glazing bar sashes and above single glazing bar casements in rubbed brick heads. Single storey wings each have 2 glazing bar casements. To left C20 brick link with canted brick porch adjoining C19 outbuilding, brick with pantile roof, 2 storeys, 3 windows. Symmetrical front with 2 glazing bar French windows in segmental heads; above 3 glazing bar casements with segmental heads.

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