Inside the crooked pub that will leave even the most hardy boozer feeling like they’ve had one too many

THIS flaky drunkard leaves its guests feeling a bit wobbly, and not solely attributable to the drinks.

The Crooked House saloon in Dudley, West Mids, features a natural leaning impact that creates many illusions – as well as the power for marbles to roll UPHILL.


The Dudley boozer is famous around the world for its natural leaning effect
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According to the pub’s front of house manager Becks Donnelly-McHale “a lot of customers come to visit the crooked house, just because they’ve heard of the marble trick.”

The building was originally built in 1765 as a farmhouse but became a pub in the 1830s with visitors flocking to see how one side of the building is 4ft lower than the other.

Originally called ‘The Siden House’, meaning crooked in Black Country dialect – drinkers from all over the world now visit the lopsided pub to check out the impressive illusions for themselves.

The reason behind its uneven floor is subsidence due to local mining in the 1800s – but thankfully the building has been rescued and turned into a popular tourist attraction.

The Crooked House became a pub in the 1830s when visitors flocked to the building’s 4ft slope
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The reason behind its uneven floor is subsidence due to local mining
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Vistiors come from around the world to see marbles roll uphill
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The pub was originally built as a farmhouse in 1765
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The sloping effect means visitors might be left feeling like they’ve had one too many
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The pub is regularly checked to make sure there is no further movement or damage
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Becks explained: “We have regularly checks to make sure there’s no further movement and damage.

“Lots of people will come because they heard from family or friends who visited before or read about it online.

“They love the quirkiness, especially if they haven’t been before. They love the fact that obviously it is crooked, most of them do believe when they get here it will be just an illusion.

“They appreciate the fact that we’ve kept it as it was, with its original features.

“The illusion brings a lot of additional trade here at The Crooked House. A lot of people come asking about it, especially kids are particularly curious about it.

“The crooked house being as famous as it is, it brings a lot of customers from across the globe, America, Australia, Japan, China, New Zealand all year round.

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