Joiners Arms

Greater London South East - Camberwell

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

35 Denmark Hill
Camberwell
SE5 8RS

Tel: (020) 7701 1957

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Denmark Hill

Station Distance: 500m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Denmark Hill) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Right in the busy centre of Camberwell, this pub, although much altered, is interesting for a couple of reasons. The first and most spectacular is the tiling on the wall of the front bar with the large tiled panel bearing the arms of the Joiners’ & Ceilers’ Company, one of some 100 City livery companies. In the outer corners of this panel are implements of the joiners’ trade. The tilework has sadly suffered minor damage where a dartboard has been hung against it some time in the past. The tilework looks like the work of about 1900 but the extensive wooden fittings may be later, perhaps even of the 1920s. There is a counter to both front and back rooms of the pub, which are divided by a timber and glass screen. The counter front itself is quite plain with upright tongue-and-grooved boarding and simply detailed pilasters between the bays. At the back of the servery is a glazed-in Publican's Office area currently being used to prepare and cook pizzas.

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