Grenadier

Greater London South West - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

18 Wilton Row
London, Belgravia
SW1X 7NR

Tel: (020) 7235 3074

Email: 7200@greeneking.co.uk

Website https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/grenadier/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Victoria

Station Distance: 1000m

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

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The two doors suggest that, small as the pub is, it would have had a couple of separate drinking areas. The fittings are simple and basic as befits what was once an artisan pub – a match-boarded dado round the walls and match-boarded bar counter. The latter has intriguing traces in the centre part that suggest that the panels were removable. At some later stage a pewter top has been placed on the counter. The two rear rooms have been brought into use in relatively recent years. The left-hand one is dominated by a huge mirror advertising ‘Mann, Crossman & Paulin Ltd Old and Mild Ales and Stout’ – a reminder of beer styles that in London have now been largely consigned to history.

Now very much an upmarket place for a drink and a meal, this was once a simple back-street boozer. It was built about 1830 to serve the needs of the staff from the neighbouring mansions and also thirsty guards from a barracks that was located to the west from about 1762 through to 1835. The pub was originally known as the Guardsman. The plain, three-storey Georgian frontage appears much as it did when originally built (apart from the thoroughly unnecessary application of white paint) with stairs up to the main entrance and a door on the side.

The two doors suggest that, small as the pub is, it would have had a couple of separate drinking areas. The fittings are simple and basic as befits what was once an artisan pub – a match-boarded dado round the walls and match-boarded bar counter. The latter has intriguing traces in the centre part that suggest that the panels were removable. At some later stage a pewter top has been placed on the counter. The two rear rooms have been brought into use in relatively recent years. The left-hand one is dominated by a huge mirror advertising ‘Mann, Crossman & Paulin Ltd Old and Mild Ales and Stout’ – a reminder of beer styles that in London have now been largely consigned to history.

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