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Mug House Pub

The perfect spot for an ecclesiastical drop of sherry: the Mug House pub next door to the church at Claines.

News 1959 2 mins Silent

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The 15th century Mug House pub at Claines in Worcestershire is that rare thing; a pub built on consecrated ground. This piece of silent film from Midland Montage shows the short walk through the cemetery of St John the Baptist church, which leads conveniently to a warm welcome at the Mug House. The pub's reputed ghost (they all seem to have them) unfortunately fails to make an appearance.