One of the finest examples of Victorian pub architecture and most beautiful pub interiors in the country. Built in 1901 to be the flagship of the Mitchell's and Butler's brewery estate. An immpressive exterior and the interior is the epitome of Victorian decorative grandeur, with original feautures, rich mahogany woodworkings, stained and engraved windows and mirrors, snob-screens, sweeping wrought-iron staircase and what the pub is best known for, its wall to wall Minton-Hollins tiles. It is famed for its visitors and stars such as Laurel and Hardy, Enrico Caruso, Marie Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin who drank and lodged at the Bartons Arms. Purchased in 2002 by Oakham Ales, revelling in the challenge of its uniqueness and spotting the opportunity and timing to resurrect one of the greatest pubs in the country. Now serving Real Ale/Cider, bottled conditioned beers & authentic Thai Food - Cannot be missed.
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Magnificent Edwardian landmark, an oasis in a rather daunting area, impressive linked richly decorated rooms from the palatial to the snug, original tilework murals, stained glass and mahogany, decorative fireplaces, sweeping stairs to handsome upstairs rooms, well kept Oakham ales and a guest from ornate island bar with snob screens in one section, interesting imported bottled beers and frequent mini beer festivals, nice choice of well priced thai food, good young staff; open all day