Join us at the recently transformed Tudor House Inn where we have retained many of the building's original characteristics.
One of the town's oldest inns, The Tudor House at 90-92 West Street is a Grade II* listed building, dating back to the 17th Century. The half-timbered exterior boasts a variety of framing patterns and the design on the attic story frieze of quarter rounds and gables is very similar to buildings on Swan Street which date back to 1634. Inside, as well as authentic oak beams and stained glass windows, a section of the original wattle and daub wall can be seen in the Salsa Room.
The Tudor House was one of only a few buildings to survive the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694. Following this devastating event, which spread quickly due to the close-packed nature of the town and building materials used at the time, building regulations were reviewed. The Fire Act of 1694 established new architecture rules which saw the end of jettied facades and timber-framed construction - both of which are features that make the Tudor House stand out today.
As with many buildings of it's age, the Tudor House has a supernatural reputation and is said to have a resident ghost known as Jennifer. She apparently announces her presence by switching lights on and off and by rattling iron gates. Rumour has it that footsteps and the sound of singing have also been heard in the Cocktail Bar. Perhaps Jennifer is a fan of award-winning cocktails?