Green Gate

Greater London North - South Tottenham

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

492 West Green Road
South Tottenham
N15 3DA

Tel: (020) 8888 5457

Nearby Station: Hornsey

Station Distance: 950m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Hornsey)

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A former Mann Crossman Reid inter-war pub with three storeys of mainly brick. The main space has dado fielded panelling that looks 1930s and retains two fireplaces of 1930s brick, painted black. The bar has a good bar back with the lower shelving surviving. The small middle bar has a panelled bar counter, a good 1930s mirrored bar back (but the mirrors look more post-war); and a fielded panelled dado.

A former Mann Crossman Reid pub, still sporting its Watney Combe Reid circular sign. It was built in the inter-war period with three storeys of mainly brick and a single storey part on Willow Walk side. The brickwork is typical inter-war with decorative use of thin bricks. The pub retains much of its original interior albeit kept in a rough and ready state.

Four original doors show it would originally have been a four-room pub, now effectively a single main space with a games room to the rear. The main space has dado fielded panelling that looks 1930s and retains two fireplaces of 1930s brick, painted black. The bar has a good bar back with the lower shelving surviving (fridges placed elsewhere). There are two surviving gas lamps behind the bar, put in 25-30 years ago and, allegedly, in working order. There is a dumb waiter to a kitchen upstairs in the corner.

The small middle bar is opened-up to the right bar and has a panelled bar counter, a good 1930s mirrored bar back (but the mirrors look more post-war); fielded panelled dado, but the parquet floor was added in a refit 25-30 years ago. Look for the figure ‘3’ on the back of a disused door, a requirement of licensing magistrates.

The bar to the rear has a panelled bar counter, a good 1930s mirrored bar back and more dado fielded panelling. Windows in the bars still have opening fanlights operated by the original winding mechanism, for which a tool is needed. Original outside toilets still exist but are kept locked due to vandalism.

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