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Stay in the Tilley

The Tilley boasts a unique Orkney style bed built into the end of the room overlooking the front of the pub, with goose down duvet, and a large en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.

Vesta Tilley. Born Matilda Alice Powles (13 May 1864 – 16 September 1952), in Commandery Street, Worcester, she was an English music hall performer who adopted, at age 11, the stage name Vesta Tilley and who became one of the most famous male impersonators of her era. She was a star in both Britain and the United States for over thirty years.

She was wildly popular among women as well, who viewed her as a symbol of independence. Tilley’s popularity continued during World War I, when she and her husband ran a military recruitment drive, as did a number of other music-hall stars. In the guise of characters like ‘Tommy in the Trench’ and ‘Jack Tar Home from Sea’, she got the nickname ‘Britain’s best recruiting sergeant’ – young men were sometimes asked to join the army on stage during her show.

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"Great, Proper Pub"

Great, Proper Pub. An absolute gem of a pub. Great beer, staff and atmosphere all in the centre of Worcester The scotch eggs are something else too! Highly recommended.

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