Jolly Woodman

Greater London South East - Beckenham

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

9 Chancery Lane

Tel: (020) 8663 1031


Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Beckenham Junction

Station Distance: 750m

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A delightful pub in a quiet lane off the main road. It retains the look and feel of a rural pub, reminiscent of when it probably was surrounded by countryside and farmland. The front room is extremely small and its size alone makes it a precious survivor. It has half-height matchboard panelling and old fixed bench seating. The bar has tongue and groove panelling with a plain and well-worn counter. The landlord believes it dates to the 1920s. The barback also appears old and intact and is pleasingly plain. There is leaded glass in the windows. Partitions were removed in the 60s and the door to the right of the pub, now not in use, previously was for off-sales. The fireplace has been retained with a stove in place of a hearth. An opening leads to a larger back room in an L-shaped configuration which was created in the 70s. This smallish rear room also has panelling. There are outside toilets across a courtyard.

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