The Bar was the focal point of the House.
It was often the first place that new house members were taken to on their arrival at Killerton.
Six days a week it opened for half an hour before dinner and then again, straight after dinner until closing at 10:30 (mostly!).
On Sundays it would open for half an hour before Sunday lunch so house members could purchase a glass of sherry (?) to accompany their lunch. It also opened after sports matches for home and away teams.
Beer was signed for on a "tab". People would volunteer to act as barman for an evening.
Once a week, the bar treasurer would visit house members and encourage them to pay their bar bill.
Two main beers were "on tap" in the '70-'73 years, Tartan Bitter and Whitbread Tankard. It was the Tartan that tended to get the most visits!
In '74 the Social Committee negotiated a deal with the Ind Coupe brewery who refurbished tha bar and installed Double Diamond as the main draught beer.