Commercial

Greater London South East - Herne Hill

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

210-212 Railton Road
Herne Hill
SE24 0JT

Tel: (020) 7733 8783

Email: enquiry@thecommercialhotelhernehill.co.uk

Website https://www.thecommercialhernehill.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Herne Hill

Station Distance: 50m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Herne Hill) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A substantial refit of the pub was undertaken in the inter-war period, some of the results of which are still apparent. The left-hand part of the room is the most intact with panelling, counter and nice chequerwork floor tiling in front of the latter. There is also the remains of a full-height screen that once divided the pub.

Mentally strip away such evidently modern work as the paintwork on the panelling, the modern glass in the frontage and the removal of plaster on one wall on the right, and you can get a good sense of a substantial interwar (probably 1930s) refit. The left-hand part is the most intact with panelling, counter and nice chequerwork floor tiling in front of the latter. On the right the counter has clearly been removed (see the mark in the floor). You can’t miss the remains of a full-height screen that once divided the pub. In fact, this forms the right-hand part of what would have been a former off-sales (traces in a former outside door and marking in the woodwork). The area on the rear left side (now opened up) no doubt once provided a separate ‘better class’ room.

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