Park Tavern

Greater London South West - Kingston

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status:

19 New Road
Kingston
KT2 6AP

Tel: None

Email: info@theparktavern.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Probably late-Victorian two-storey pub converted from two cottages. The counter is of an inter-war style and the mirrored bar back looks old. The fireplace on the left looks to be from the inter-war period, and the dado panelling is old but unfortunately painted cream.

Probably late-Victorian two-storey pub of brick with rendered front (first licensee recorded as 1878); originally converted from two cottages, Now has two front doors and the right-hand one has been blocked-up.

A plan dated 1927 (obtained from the Kingston History Archive) shows a public bar on the front left, a saloon bar on the front right, a bottle and jug dept. between them; a tap room on the rear left (served by a hatch, which remains) and a bar parlour behind the servery i.e. rear centre. It is not known when the partitions that created the bottle & jug were removed – you can see the position of it by the markings on the ceiling. Also, the wall separating the tap room has been removed so the whole pub is now just one u-shaped room.

The plan details a reduction in the extent of the bar counter on the right and confirms it has been in its present position since 1927. The counter is of an inter-war style. The mirrored bar back looks old but the lower section on the left is modern and on the right has been replaced by fridges. The fireplace on the left looks to be from the inter-war period (but the one on the rear left is a repro). Fixed seating looks modern. Dado panelling is old but painted cream in recent times. Front bays windows have inter-war glass.

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