Three Falcons

Greater London North West - St John's Wood

A historic pub interior which was of national or regional importance where the interior has been ruined

Listed Status: Not listed

1 Orchardson Street
St John's Wood

Tel: (020) 7724 8928




Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Marylebone

Station Distance: 850m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Marylebone)

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

UPDATE 2019.

Changed hands and reopened but all old fittings now removed so re- categorised as Interior Ruined.

The former description is shown below. The accompanying photographs show the interior before the work took place.

This part of the St John’s Wood area was redeveloped in the 1920s and, along with the new blocks of flats, came a community facility, the rebuilt Richmond Arms. It remains a remarkably intact period piece. The main façade to Lyons Place, where the pub is situated, has a central doorway to the private accommodation upstairs and two bars either side. The smaller of these, on the right, has its original fireplace and pretty decorative frames on the walls: its detailing is mirrored in the bar counter and bar-back. Very similar treatment reappears in the front left-hand room which retains its fireplace and the vestiges of a screen to a third, rear room.

All three rooms have their original counters and back fittings; the rear room still retains its dumb waiter. The three original rooms are now all interconnected but the original arrangements and the old layout is easily understood. On the counter there are now gantry structures, which are in themselves period pieces. The lettering on the fronts is quintessentially 1960s or 1970s work and therefore from the time when such gantries started to become commonplace features on pub bar counters everywhere.