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Stonehouse, dreadfull souless place.

looks ok to me in the video, im a punk tho so never went too "trendy" for me lol

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I'm trying to find out about the history of the Stone House. I understand the 'themed' Stone House opened in 1971 with the earlier pub being around on the same site before that. Now this is the bit I'm not sure about- was the old pub heavily remodelled to incorporate/ extend the new pub with the famous cobble street scene etc or completely demolished and rebuilt? I know further changes came when Orchard Sq was built but I'm struggling to find any info about the earlier Stone House and what happened when the new themed one was opened. Can anyone help? 

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5 hours ago, theimposter said:

I'm trying to find out about the history of the Stone House. I understand the 'themed' Stone House opened in 1971 with the earlier pub being around on the same site before that. Now this is the bit I'm not sure about- was the old pub heavily remodelled to incorporate/ extend the new pub with the famous cobble street scene etc or completely demolished and rebuilt? I know further changes came when Orchard Sq was built but I'm struggling to find any info about the earlier Stone House and what happened when the new themed one was opened. Can anyone help? 

 

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As far as I recall as to The Stone House prior to 1971 was that the part that was open to the public ran from the Church Street entrance to where the toilets were. ie; what became the begining of the courtyard that had yet to be invented but was part of the premises, perhaps a storage area. The Church Street entrance and exit was the only one for customers. The bar was 'L' shaped with part of it running parallel to Church Street the other part to the left of it. When the the pub was refurbished in the early 70's.. the previous landlord-a Dutchman who's name I forget-had left and he was replaced by the   ' larger than life ' (I mean that in a nice way) and very acccomadating mine host called Vic (again, last name I forget). Vic had a striking resemblance to actor Windsor Davies ('It Ain't Half Hot Mum'), sadly Vic passed away in the early 1980's while still the licensee and the place never seemed -to me- to be the same  after. With due respect to later tenants, I left Sheffield in 1986 so there could still have been good ones that followed Vic.

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2 hours ago, St Petre said:

As far as I recall as to The Stone House prior to 1971 was that the part that was open to the public ran from the Church Street entrance to where the toilets were. ie; what became the begining of the courtyard that had yet to be invented but was part of the premises, perhaps a storage area. The Church Street entrance and exit was the only one for customers. The bar was 'L' shaped with part of it running parallel to Church Street the other part to the left of it. When the the pub was refurbished in the early 70's.. the previous landlord-a Dutchman who's name I forget-had left and he was replaced by the   ' larger than life ' (I mean that in a nice way) and very acccomadating mine host called Vic (again, last name I forget). Vic had a striking resemblance to actor Windsor Davies ('It Ain't Half Hot Mum'), sadly Vic passed away in the early 1980's while still the licensee and the place never seemed -to me- to be the same  after. With due respect to later tenants, I left Sheffield in 1986 so there could still have been good ones that followed Vic.

Thanks for the info- I thought this was the case when I have looked at old maps prior to the refurb. I think the Dutchman was Bill Hoffmann and Vic- Vic Atkinson landlord 75-81.

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2 minutes ago, theimposter said:

Thanks for the info- I thought this was the case when I have looked at old maps prior to the refurb. I think the Dutchman was Bill Hoffmann and Vic- Vic Atkinson landlord 75-81.

That's correct on the two landlord's names. Thank you.

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when the pub was last went through refurbishment the landlord was Jim Mcevit he moved from the Fellbrig to the Stonehouse not sure who had the pub after Jim left

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