A historic pub interior of some regional importance
Listed Status: II94 Cowcross Street
A late 19th century four storey building with some fittings from Victorian and inter-war times. Above a black polished granite base is a fine recessed pub frontage including a rare central bay bowed and curved window with etched and cut-glass panels. There is a tiled dado in both exterior porches and tiled panels higher up the wall.
The outstanding features of the interior are on the left-hand wall, where there is a tiled dado (similar tiles to the outer lobbies), above which are three superb tall silver-inlaid mirrors incorporating painted 'TH' (The Hope) monograms and images of birds and plants. The bar counter may be 19th century, but the bar-back is recent replacement.
Late 19th century four storey building with many fittings from Victorian and inter-war times. Above a black polished granite base is a fine recessed pub frontage including a rare central bay bowed and curved window above etched panels. The lower ‘Wines’, ‘Ales’ and ‘Spirits’ frosted windows look to be from the 1920/1930s.
There is a tiled dado in both exterior porches and tiled panels higher up the wall. Good vestibule entrance on the left but sadly the ‘Public’ and ‘Bar’ panels on the double doors on the right and ‘Smoke Room’ panels were replaced by plain glass in a refurbishment in 2017.
The colourful tiled dado continues down the left hand internal wall and the mosaic floor here confirms there was a partitioned passage for access to the rear room prior to the removal of all room divisions. Above the tiling there are three panels of decorative mirror glass carrying painted monogram TH (The Hope).
Listed description states the bar counter dates from the late 19th century but the bar back fitting was of an inter-war style however in 2017 it was replaced by a new one. There is inter-war fielded panelling around the walls with a 1930s small tiled and wood surround fireplace at the rear right. Toilets on the rear left look to have been added in modern times.