History of the Mug House at Claines and Worcester in the county of Worcestershire

www.midlandspubs.co.uk

Click here for the Home Page  Click here to visit the website's Facebook page  Click here to follow on Twitter  Contact via Message Form  Click here for the Menu 

Some history of the Mug House at Claines and Worcester

The Mug House at Claines is one of only two public houses in the UK to be located within the consecrated ground of a parish church.

I have not researched this pub in detail but have posted some photographs rather than file them away where nobody can enjoy them.

We Love Dark Star Beer - Click here for more details

More details of the Mug House at Claines to follow.

The Mug House at Claines [c.1910]

More details of the Mug House at Claines to follow.

The Mug House at Claines [2016]

More details of the Mug House at Claines to follow.

Tap Room of the Mug House at Claines [2016]

More details of the Mug House at Claines to follow.

Snug of the Mug House at Claines [2016]

More details of the Mug House at Claines to follow.

Lounge of the Mug House at Claines [2016]

More details of the Mug House at Claines to follow.

Tap Room of the Mug House at Claines [2016]

More details of the Mug House at Claines to follow.

Related Newspaper Articles

"John Whitmore, innkeeper, Claines, was charged with allowing drunkenness to take place on his licensed premises, on Oct. 28th. Mr. Beauchamp appeared for the defence. George Gardener said he was at the Mug House Inn, Claines, on the night in question, when two men named Knott came in. One of them was evidently the worse for drink. On their entering the landlord remarked that he should not supply either of them with drink, and asked the company not to do so. Edward Knott, however, had some drink given to him. The Bench thought that defendant ought not to have allowed a drunken man to have stayed in his house so long as he did. Defendant would be fined 6d., and costs, 26s. 6d."
"Permitting Drunkenness"
Worcestershire Chronicle : November 24th 1888 Page 7.

"On Monday last, a match took place at the Mug House, Claines, between Mr. G. Miles's lurcher bitch Jessie and Mr. W. Holder's Wild Duck, the best of seven courses, Wild Duck winning easily, killing four out of six courses. Directly after Mr. Holder's Wild Duck was matched against Mr. Fincher's Whippet, the best of three courses. Wild Duck winning again by killing the two first. Wild Duck is a pure terrier."
"Rabbit Coursing"
Worcestershire Chronicle : April 8th 1899 Page 2.

Licensees of this pub

1851 - Ann Mansell
1868 - Mary Williams
1871 - Thomas Quarterman
1872 - Mary Buckman
1888 - John Whitmore
1901 - John Minton
1912 - James Ernest Randle
2016 - Judith Allen
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Banks's Imperial Old Ale [1960's]

Map

Map showing the Mug House at Claines [1885]

This extract from a map drawn up in 1885 shows the Mug House within the consecrated ground of the Church of Saint John the Baptist. Note that there are few dwellings in the vicinity of the pub.

Pub Painting

Painting of The Mug House at Claines [2010]

Signed by an artist named Preece, this painting of the Mug House was created in 2010 and hangs in the rear dining room of the pub.

Genealogy Connections

If you have a genealogy story or query regarding the Mug House you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Worcestershire Genealogy.

Related Websites

Friends of Claines Church
Worcester CAMRA
Worcestershire County Council
Worcester News

Banks's Bitter Beer [1965]

Have Your Say

If you would like to share any further information on this pub - perhaps you drank here in the past? Or maybe knew a previous publican? Whatever the reason it would be great to hear of your stories or gossip. Simply send a message and I'll post it here.

Banks's Imperial Old Ale [1950's]

Banks's Imperial Mild Ale [c.1948]

Banks's Imperial Pale Ale [c.1950's]

Banks's Mild Ale [1959]

Banks's Fide et Fortitudine

Click here for more details

Click here for more details

Click here for more details

Click here to visit the website's YouTube Channel

Quotation

Guy Davenport

"The difference between the Parthenon and the World Trade Center, between a French wine glass and a German beer mug, between Bach and John Philip Sousa, between Sophocles and Shakespeare, between a bicycle and a horse, though explicable by historical moment, necessity, and destiny, is before all a difference of imagination."
Guy Davenport

Bar Parlour Stained Glass

Beer is Best Poster

Pipe Smoker with Beer

Victorian Saloon Bar

Drinking Beer from a Tankard

Click Here for the Pub Jukebox

Newspaper Articles

"On Monday, May 22nd before J. M. Gutch, Esq. John Ganderton, a labourer, was brought up on a charge of robbing a butty, named Isaac Crompton, of 2l. 18s. Crompton went to the Mug House, at Claines, last Saturday evening, and there was paid about 3l. 1s. for wages. He indulged freely in potations, and then, classically reclining "sub tegmine fagi," went to sleep. When he laid him down to sleep he had four half-sovereigns and 18s. in his breeches pocket - when he awoke he had them not. Ganderton was standing by his side when he yielded to the poppy influence of Morpheus, and therefore he had him hauled to the station-house, but poor Ganderton, when searched was only possessed of a solitary half-crown and three halfpence. Case of course dismissed."
"A Charge on Slight Pretences"
Worcestershire Chronicle : May 24th 1854 Page 8.