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Greater London East - Gidea Park

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

93 Main Road
Gidea Park
RM2 5EL

Tel: (01708) 741571

Email: enquiries@theshipgideapark.co.uk

Website http://www.theshipgideapark.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Constructed of two-storeys and timber-framed with extensions to the east and rear. The doors to the left and right are numbered '1' and '3' respectively. The main bar has an old brick fireplace, and on the right is an old partition with a small window having a colourful stained glass panel in it. On the left is a two-part room with upright timbers dividing it, and with a 1950s brick fireplace. The rear and far left walls have floor to ceiling fielded panelling with parts looking very old, and with a beamed ceiling.

Possibly of 17th century origin, the main part is of two-storeys and timber-framed with extensions to the east and rear. The exterior half timbering is not shown on photos taken in the early 1900s so was added, possibly in the inter-war period which looks the date of the brickwork.

From the front entrance a lobby has a door to the left with the figure ‘1’ on it and a door to the right with a figure ‘3’ on it. The main bar has a wood laminate floor, an old brick fireplace with a log fire on a new brick plinth, Sadly, there is a modern pine bar counter and the bar back is mostly modern with fittings added to an old partition wall with a leaded glass window; fridges take up the most of the lower shelving. There is a partition to the rear of the servery where steps down lead to a small room with a hatch for service, a modern fireplace and Artex walls from the 1960s.

An old (age?) partition on the right with a small window having a colourful stained glass panel in it, but on the right hand side it is, sadly, painted a gastro grey colour. The small bar on the right has an old bench but another modern pine bar counter and a modern brick fireplace. Exterior door on the right has the figure ‘2’ on the inside of it and leads to a lobby.

On the left a two-part room with upright timbers dividing it and two levels and wood laminate floor has a 1950s brick fireplace. The rear and far left walls have floor to ceiling fielded panelling with parts looking very old and a beamed ceiling. In 1950 there were structural alterations, a second large brick fireplace was uncovered, and two bay windows rebuilt due to dry rot.

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