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Claines Lane, Claines, Worcester, WR3 7RN, England

Tel: 01905 456649

News and Reviews

The Mug House is celebrating a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the on line restaurant guide. Over 30 visitors have rated it leading to a high 4.5/5 star rating. Read all the reviews here

The Mug House galloped into national stardom as a result of local Claines Horse “Pineau De Re” triumphing in the 2014 Grand National at Aintree on April 5th. Local Doctor and trainer, Richard Newland celebrated with around 300 locals that evening and Pineau De Re himself paid a visit later that week, bringing TV and press attention to the Mug House, Claines. See the articles and read more here.

Qype Reviews “A welcoming 15th century traditional pub serving well kept real ale. No fruit machines, no sky sports, no juke box but it does have its own ghost. Food served at lunchtimes only. The only pub in England in a churchyard. Children friendly”

“Beautiful setting, real wow factor upon approach. Lovely feel and service. Definitely visiting again”

“A quaint location (in a churchyard) and a fascinating interior. The beer is good (mostly Marston’s offers – Oxford Gold, Jennings, Banks’s) and so is the food (try the ham, egg and chips). A regular haunt”

“The Mug House and it’s Mysteries” The Mug House also is known to be a haunted place, things move about in the cellar for when the Licencee Is attending to the barrels - the mallet used is mysteriously moved from one side of the cellar to the other, this action has been put down to that of a mischievous child, doors open and close without apparent cause.

 The Telegraph Pub Guide “The Mug House in Claines, Worcestershire, is one of just two pubs in England on consecrated ground.The Mug House is as good a place as any to sample Banks's Original, a mild ale as smooth and almost as creamy as Guinness, but without the bitterness. There's also Banks's draught bitter and a rotating range of guest beers. “

Beer in the Evening. “Classic village pub, reputedly the only one in the UK on consecrated ground (its in a churchyard!) Multi room layout, a smoke room, lounge & snug, all different in character... the 4 ales on were Banks's mild & bitter, plus 2 guests from the Banks's stable, the 2 we tried were very good. Food from a no-nonsense menu lookled good too... handy for the M5 (junction 6)... well worth a visit “

“Great pub. excellent beers, reliable food at music, no television. quiet neighbours (its in a graveyard”

Trip Advisor “Hundreds if not thousands will have sat in your seat before you. This pub is amazing. The atmosphere is great, low beams and small serving hatches hide a small bar with an array of ales. The food is basic, egg and chips or sausage bap but good all the same. Whether you are sat in the Snug, the 'main' bar or one of three beer gardens ( the second being a walled churchyard garden) you cannot and will not want to escape from this ideal little pub. Enjoy and raise a toast to those who drank before you. “

“An absolute gem in the crown of quintessential England, a pub, dating back to the 14th century with crooked beams, open fire places, and during summer months, a consistent prize winning display of hanging baskets & tubs, all set within a typically English church yard. Judith (20 years in residence) & her team produce a select but superb menu of lunches, with her signature dish being locally reared, home cured ham, of course with egg & chunky chips...Yum..Yum!...Sit out in the garden & enjoy rural England at its finest...maybe engage in conversation with the locals...mines a pint of "Thatchers" thank you!...Enjoy, but dont tell too many's our secret!”

“Small rooms, low ceilings, real ales and friendly locals - flagstone floors and great outside seating area make this a local attraction that we like to keep to ourselves (so don't tell too many people :-) ) Fairly unique in that it's located in a churchyard - perfect for the Sunday lunchtime tipple...”