An East Lancashire pub has been recognised by Historic England for its historic and "unusual" interiors.

In an annoucement released today, The Victoria Hotel in Great Harwood has been relisted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.

The Black Horse in Preston was also on the list, and both have had new information added to their list descriptions in order to highlight their historic interiors.

The list of pubs was put forward by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pub Heritage Group, as part of an ongoing collaboration between Historic England and CAMRA to protect historic pubs and their interiors. 

Heritage Minister, Nigel Huddleston, said: “Our historic pubs are national institutions that have sat at the heart of local communities for generations, bringing people together and shining a light on our shared past.

“These listings recognise and celebrate the importance of the local pub to people across the country and will make sure their legacy endures for many years to come.”

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said the "rare interiors" help to “tell the fascinating story of pubs over the centuries and how they reflected society.”

Lancashire Telegraph: The Victoria Hotel. (Photo: Alun Bull/ Historic England Archive)The Victoria Hotel. (Photo: Alun Bull/ Historic England Archive)

The Victoria Hotel in St Johns Street, Great Harwood, is an Edwardian pub which dates back to 1905, and boasts an intact northern ‘lobby plan’ arrangement.

The lobby, drinking corridor and staircase all have full-height Art Nouveau tiling with flower motifs which transport punters back through the decades.

Lancashire Telegraph: Interior of the Victoria Hotel. (Photo: Alun Bull/ Historic England Archive)Interior of the Victoria Hotel. (Photo: Alun Bull/ Historic England Archive)

Five rooms lead off the lobby, mostly with original fittings. Four are named in the door glass – the Commercial Room, Parlour, Public Kitchen and the Bar Parlour.

It isn’t the only Lancashire pub to have made the list.

The Black Horse in Friargate, Preston, has been relisted as a Grade II building with more information about its rare interiors added to its Historic England listing.

Lancashire Telegraph: The Black Horse in Preston. (Photo: Alun Bull/ Historic England Archive)The Black Horse in Preston. (Photo: Alun Bull/ Historic England Archive)

An impressive pub from the boom years of Victorian urban pub building, it was rebuilt in 1898 to the designs of local architect J A Seward for Kay’s Atlas Brewery of Manchester.

The Victorian urban pub has been recognised for its mosaic flooring and a semi-circular ceramic counter, and it also is home to impressive black leather booths and wood panelling giving a real feel of stepping back 100 years when you go for a pint.

Nine other listings were mentioned by Historic England in today's announcement, and the full list can be viewed on the Historic England Website.