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Is this Britain's smallest pub? Bar run by 98-year-old widow from her front room only opens three days a week and serves just one type of beer

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 07/05/2019 Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline
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These pictures give a look inside one of the country's quirkiest pubs, which is run out of a pensioner's front room.

The Luppitt Inn is run by Mary Wright, who at 98-years-old, still props herself up at the makeshift bar and dishes out glasses of booze to thirsty customers.

a house in the middle of a lush green hillside: The pub is situated inside her quaint countryside home (pictured above) and is open Thursday to Saturday from 7.30pm and serves just one type of beer © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pub is situated inside her quaint countryside home (pictured above) and is open Thursday to Saturday from 7.30pm and serves just one type of beer The pensioner opens the pub in Devon three nights a week from Thursday to Saturday, from 7.30pm and despite there being no music or entertainment, the pub has become a firm favourite with ale lovers.

a room filled with furniture and a rug: Mary Wright (pictured above) runs The Luppitt Inn in Devon, from the front room of her house. Pictured above she sits behind the makeshift bar © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mary Wright (pictured above) runs The Luppitt Inn in Devon, from the front room of her house. Pictured above she sits behind the makeshift bar Its one beer is locally brewed Otter-Bitter, however Mary also makes sure she is stocked up for those wanting an alternative, and has cans of Thatcher's cider on standby.

a sign in front of a brick building: Entrance to The Luppitt Inn © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Entrance to The Luppitt Inn

Those who drink their beers too quickly though might have to run to the toilets, which are located across the yard.

Mary serves locally brewed Otter Bitter (pictured above) but admits that she has some cans of Thatcher's cider on standby for those who want an alternative © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mary serves locally brewed Otter Bitter (pictured above) but admits that she has some cans of Thatcher's cider on standby for those who want an alternative This however, hasn't stopped the pub going from strength to strength, as Mary's pub has been featured in the real ale drinker's bible published by the Campaign for Real Ale, and the National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.

a painting that has a sign on a pole: The sign outside The Luppitt Inn © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The sign outside The Luppitt Inn The inn had been opened by a man named Charles Wright, who was the grandfather of Mary's late husband Albert.

a dining room table with a red rug: The pub is complete with various different pieces of furniture including wooden stools, benches and deck-chair style type seats © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pub is complete with various different pieces of furniture including wooden stools, benches and deck-chair style type seats The Red Lion Inn, as it was previously known was ran by Albert and Mary, who had one child together, until Albert's death in in 1989 at the age of 73.

a bench in front of a brick building: The 98-year-old runs the pub from her front room, however, the house itself is large and even has space for a table and chairs outside © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 98-year-old runs the pub from her front room, however, the house itself is large and even has space for a table and chairs outside

Since then Mary has run it alone, and despite being in exceptional health for age, her granddaughter Caroline and her husband Philip now help keep it open.

a close up of a piece of paper: Although there is no music or entertainment at the pub, those who visit could indulge in a game of chess (chess board above) or even use a dart board © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Although there is no music or entertainment at the pub, those who visit could indulge in a game of chess (chess board above) or even use a dart board Mary said she had been born on a farm on the other side of the Honiton village, but that she couldn't remember whether or not she had come to the pub before she was married.

'I got married when I was about 22, and I've lived here since.

a person standing in front of a store: Mary (pictured above) said she has enjoyed being a landlady but that she has now had to pass on some of the responsibility to her granddaughter and her husband © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mary (pictured above) said she has enjoyed being a landlady but that she has now had to pass on some of the responsibility to her granddaughter and her husband 'I've enjoyed being a landlady, but I can't tell you many stories because my memory isn't so good these days.

'Caroline and Philip now open the pub for me. They don't expect me to because I am in my nineties!

a sign on a pole: The pub has become a firm favourite with ale lovers despite only serving one type of beer. The sign of the pub stills sits outside Mary's home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pub has become a firm favourite with ale lovers despite only serving one type of beer. The sign of the pub stills sits outside Mary's home 'I've always joined in with things and customers still come and see me where I'm sat so we still have our chats. Pubs can bring communities together.'

Inside the pub there is a fireplace, dartboard and a mix-match of small tables and chairs.

There are few seats to choose from, and an even limited choice of drinks. It's one and only beer is locally brewed Otter Bitter.

a close up of a sign: The sign above reads: 'Vera.M Wright, licensed retailer of beer spirits and wine to be consumed on the premises and dealer in tobacco' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The sign above reads: 'Vera.M Wright, licensed retailer of beer spirits and wine to be consumed on the premises and dealer in tobacco'

Cider lovers are also catered for as Mary has a collection of un-chilled Thatcher cans behind the bar, and also on offer is a limited selection of spirits, mixers and wine.

It's cash only and there is no till.

Surrounding the bar is simple wooden shelves and the walls have a few decorations, including pictures of a beauty queen, and even a signed photo of Tina Turner.

Mary continued: 'I don't mind anybody coming in here.

'Years ago it was busy a lot of the time, especially weekends, but it's not now. It has definitely gone quieter.

'Nowadays you probably get around half a dozen people during the evening.'

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