Rose & Crown

Greater London North - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

199 Stoke Newington Church Street
London, Stoke Newington
N16 9ES

Tel: (020) 7923 3337

Email: manager@roseandcrownn16.co.uk

Website https://roseandcrownn16.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Finsbury Park

Station Distance: 1550m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Finsbury Park) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

An ambitious Truman’s pub of 1934 that sweeps elegantly round a corner. Exterior features to note are the lamps, a pair of fine metal inn signs, and glazed shop-window to display wares from the former off-licence. You can also trace the sequence of original rooms in the metal signs over the doors: right to left – public bar, private bar, outdoor sales, saloon and lounge. Internally there is still a good feel of the 1930s layout since the screens dividing the various rooms survive in their upper parts. Do have a look at the light-shades. Extraordinary as it may seem, these appear original and different parts of the pub have different-shaped shades.

An ambitious Truman’s pub of 1934 that sweeps elegantly round a corner. Exterior features to note are the lamps, a pair of fine metal inn signs, and glazed shop-window to display wares from the former off-licence. You can also trace the sequence of original rooms in the metal signs over the doors: right to left – public bar, private bar, outdoor sales, saloon and lounge. Internally there is still a good feel of the 1930s layout since the screens dividing the various rooms survive in their upper parts. Do have a look at the light-shades. Extraordinary as it may seem, these appear original and different parts of the pub have different-shaped shades.

The panelling in the interior is in classic Truman’s style of the 1930s. Characteristics involve advertising lettering on the panelling naming some of the brewery’s offerings, the chequered spittoon trough, light-cream-coloured Vitrolite panels in the ceiling, overmantels with Truman’s mirrors inserts, and doors in the bar counter to get at the beer engines. Note also some of the chairs, which are not unlike the 1930s survivors at the Fox and Pheasant, West Brompton. The heavy-handed ‘stone’ flooring is clearly a product of the opening up of the pub.

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