A historic pub interior of some regional importance
Listed Status: Not listed168 Wickham Street
Built in the late 1930s for Beasleys of Plumstead, the pub now comprises two rooms. The room at the front would originally have been two rooms plus a jug & bottle bar, but now retains little of interest, having modern fittings and panelling.
The room at the back is signed as the saloon bar, and is the more attractive of the rooms. It retains the original dark brown fielded panelling up to three-quarter height; there is also a brick built fireplace, and the bar counter also appears to be original, with a rectangular panelled front and linoleum inlay on the top. To the left of the archway at the back of the servery is what appears to be original mirror-backed shelving, and with more original shelving on the right.
Built in the late 1930s for Beasleys of Plumstead, to replace a pub of the same name dating back to 1868.
The pub now consists of two separate rooms. The room at the front has three doors, the centre one of which is unused and would have led to the jug & bottle bar, but the interior is now completely opened up. There is little of interest in this room; the two brick built fireplaces have been covered by hardboard; the bar counter front and walls up to dado level are also covered in hardboard that matches the front of the pot shelf above the counter. There is modern looking fielded panelling on the walls above dado level.
The room at the back is accessed by a separate door, signed as the saloon bar, on the left hand side of the pub. The walls in this room retain the original most attractive dark brown fielded panelling up to three-quarter height; the doors to the Ladies and Gents have brass name panels; and there is also a brick built fireplace. The bar counter also appears to be original, with a rectangular panelled front and linoleum inlay on the top. The pot shelf looks more modern.
The bar back in here retains some interest. In the centre is a wood-framed archway leading to the servery in the other room. To the left of the archway is what appears to be original mirror-backed shelving, but with the lower shelving replaced by a fridge, and with more apparently original shelving on the right.
A door at the back of the saloon bar leads to a modern restaurant extension, in turn leading out to a garden.