Church Street, WARWICK , CV34 4AB Between the casle and St. Marys church. Phone: 01926 491974 Talliss lists this pub existing from 1926 but its first appearance in the directories is the following year. 1927-1933 Mrs Florence A Calcutt 1934-1948 Leslie T C Johnson 1950-1953 Eric Little 1956-1963/4 Ivor M Davies The names are not given after this date. The pub was last run by a brewery under Davenports ownership but it has more recently been run as part of a pub chain. It quite unexpected to find such a short history for this pub which is in a building that predates its first listing by well over a hundred years. It must have been a private house previously. I wonder if anyone knows why this was converted into a pub at this time. I also wonder if anyone can explain why the Zetland was chosen for its name which as far as I know is unique in the Country. The pub has a large entrance hall that leads to a big open plan room at the rear which is the main room with the main bar servery. This rooms opens on to a delightful walled garden which in summertime is an oasis of calm in the centre of Warwick and is one of the Town's best kept secrets. Off the entrance hall on the left as you walk in is a charming little wood paneled snug which is so rare to find these days. It so good to see that a feature like this has not been lost to the general desire to knock everything into one big room. I hope this never happens to this pub as it wood ruin its character. This solitary "Z" ends* the marathon series on the History of pubs of Warwick. I hope they have been of interest and many thanks to those who have contacted me with additional information especially Tony Talliss who has fed regular anecdotes to add interest to the story.
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