Greater London West - Paddington

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

24 Craven Terrace
W2 3QH

Tel: (020) 7262 5240




Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Paddington

Station Distance: 450m

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

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Despite much wall and screen removal, there is still much of interest to see here, especially in the fine glasswork. Built 1859, the Mitre occupies a triangular corner site and has an unusual pair of slightly curved doors at the angle, leading to an attractive little lobby where the pub name appears on the inner door. Before going in, the windows are worth a look for the unusual ironwork in the uprights and sub-Gothic tracery. Very sadly the glass has been replaced with plain sheets. The most impressive work is on the right-hand side with mosaic flooring at the entrance, which stretches back into two more panels. In this area is an excellent display of etched, cut and orange-coloured glass, including a door panel advertising the ‘ladies bar’. This shows how some pubs at the end of the 19th century were starting to provide a secure environment for respectable women who previously would have regarded the pub as completely out of bounds. Other glass advertises a billiard room (which seems to have been upstairs) and a saloon, which has a small skylight.

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