A historic pub interior of some regional importance
Listed Status: Not listedHeather Park Drive
One of the many plain, Neo-Georgian pubs built to serve the burgeoning estates around inter-war London, in this case one that has not improved with keeping. It lies at a point where several roads meet and its flanks are cranked backwards to follow the lines of the adjacent roads. The interior, like the external architecture, is simply and cheaply done but has not been completely opened out. The least altered part is in the centre with a long straight servery and two rooms of differing sizes.
The left-hand one of the pair has veneer wall panelling which also appears on the bar counter and elsewhere. The bar-back is original but, like the rest of the work, is simple and functional. On the far left-hand side is what is now a games room but this would, no doubt, originally have been a lounge. A similar room lies on the right-hand side but this has been completely modernised and turned into a restaurant area specialising in excellent Indian food. In turn this area has been knocked into a further space beyond which is thought to have been an off-licence shop linked to the pub.