White Ferry House

Greater London South West - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

1a Sutherland Street
London, Pimlico
SW1V 4LD

Tel: (020) 7233 6133

Email: whiteferry@publove.co.uk

Website http://www.publove.co.uk/white-ferry-victoria

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Victoria

Station Distance: 750m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (London Victoria) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A locals’ pub, which forms a striking landmark in the streetscape and which no doubt doubled as a hotel when built in 1856. The irregular site gives rise to a three-quarter-round corner and a pair of interestingly shaped rooms inside. The public bar lies in the sharp corner and has plain, match-board panelling to the walls and counter plus a plainish bar-back. But the real star performer at this pub is the saloon with its late-Victorian panelled bar counter and stunning bar-back. This is a beautiful eight-bay affair with two tiers of paired mirrors with orange-coloured detailing. Sitting on top of it are nine porcelain casks for spirits and other drinks: long disused these are named with their former contents, which included Old Tom (a well-known gin), Shrub (lemon or other juice with spirits such as rum), Lovage (liquor made from the seeds of the lovage plant) and Aniseed. The windows contain much etched and cut glass. The lamps over the saloon bar counter are evidently imports, bearing the initials of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway and thus pre-dating 1923.

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