Inside the Old Lord Byron.

To say that The Old Lord Byron was a busy old pub, something I can confirm from my younger days… Children were not allowed to enter, and yet I can recall standing at the door trying to get a message to my sister ..   On more than one occasion .  The picture I have drawn is just as I remembered it to be.  The reasons I would say for it’s popularity , would be down to the allotments that surrounded what could be called ” The Watering Hole”.  Plus  the lack of competition from any close surrounding pubs.  It was also a gentlemen’s pub , where they could be seated in the best room away from the crowds .  There were many drinkers quite happy to be stood in the passageway holding their pints and chatting to whom ever was stood next to them holding a drink.   I think that is one thing Mansfield folk are very good at, they can start and hold a conversation with anyone. 

Back to the sketch, there were four rooms leading from the entrance hall, One best room ,and three others. Always thought what a small bar it was to serve so many rooms, plus people drinking outside in Summer when there were lighter nights.  Bar helpers were always there.

What a fantastic part of our local history the Lord Byron became.  As were several other pubs and clubs in the Mansfield area.

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