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Crooked House

The Staffordshire pub where the beer bottles roll uphill and the landlord claims, "You come in drunk and go out sober".

News 1975 4 mins

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It's pretty obvious looking at the Glynne Arms at Himley why it became known as the Crooked House. Mining subsidence under this seventeenth century pub has left it so wonky that it barely looks like it will stand up. A 'pretty rum place' is the reaction from reporter Peter Green. Landlord Arthur Love has a more down to earth problem: how is he going to hang the wallpaper straight?