English pub receives heritage status as surviving Victorian luncheon bar’

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A landmark pub has been given the second-highest protection possible due to its historical importance as a surviving upmarket Victorian “luncheon bar”.

Whitelock’s Ale House, which is tucked away down an alley in Leeds city centre, has been upgraded to Grade II* by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Their decision came on the advice of Historic England, as part of a project to help save rare historic pub interiors.

The Prince Alfred in Maida Vale, London, which dates back to the 1890s, also received the same status.

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