Inn 1888

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

21a Devonshire Street
London, Marylebone

Tel: (020) 7486 7420



Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Marylebone

Station Distance: 1150m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Marylebone) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Now a smart, small, single-bar pub, the great feature here is the tiling and mirror work lining the inside walls. As the present name helpfully implies, this red-brick building dates back to 1888: the ground floor has a Larvikite plinth and red granite pilasters. The other feature that can be spotted outside is the pretty stained and painted glass borders to the lower parts of the windows which include representations of Michaelmas daisies. In the heads of the windows you can also make out delicate filigree piercing. The tiled walls have a yellow ochre-coloured dado, above which is an early type of Art Nouveau frieze, and, then, on the upper part of the walls, a series of panels divided by wooden pilasters. Each panel has an ornamented mirror set within a wooden frame. The colouration of this upper tiling is unique and is a warm mixture of beige, buff and red. Near the side entrance is a splendid advertising mirror promoting the wares of Pocock & Pearce of Pancras Road who tell us they are the sole proprietors of Paddy Liqueur Irish Whisky and ‘The Nurse’s’ brand of bottled beers. There is a little vignette in the centre of ‘Paddy and Polly’ cavorting about, seemingly drunk.

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