Peasant

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

240 St John Street
London, Finsbury
EC1V 4PH

Tel: (020) 7336 7726

Email: eat@thepeasant.co.uk

Website http://www.thepeasant.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Farringdon

Station Distance: 650m

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

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Three-storey brick pub rebuilt 1889-90 to the design of H.J. Newton which, although now open plan, is worth a visit as you can clearly see how it was originally divided by partitions into six small rooms and a lobby. It still retains its original bar counter, original bar-back fitting and a plaster ceiling of intersecting circles. in the former main lobby is a splendid large tiled painting depicting St George slaying the dragon with a relief-pattern tiled dado below.br/>

Three-storey brick pub rebuilt 1889-90 to the design of H.J. Newton which, although now open plan, is worth a visit as you can clearly see how it was originally divided by partitions into six small rooms and a lobby. It still retains its original bar counter, original bar-back fitting and a plaster ceiling of intersecting circles. in the former main lobby is a splendid large tiled painting depicting St George slaying the dragon with a relief-pattern tiled dado below. If you take a close look at the horse's head you will see a rosette and around it a cracked tile - this is damage from shrapnel in WWII and the rosette painted on to cover it up. The mosaic floor is exposed and includes a decorative ‘The George and Dragon’ in the former lobby area of the left-hand entrance and also confirms that the present vestibule entrance is a later additions. Take a look at the mosaic floor and you will clearly see that markings of where the partitions were situated – two snugs to the right of the present entrance (also the floor indicates a slight change to the bar counter position here); two snugs directly to the left; and off the former lobby/passage at the rear were another two snugs.

Behind the bar back fitting there is a Publican's Office but the door to it from the middle of the servery has been blocked up.

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