Hemingford Arms

Greater London North - London

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

158 Hemingford Road
London, Barnsbury
N1 1DF

Tel: (020) 7607 3303

Email: enquiries@hemingfordarms.com

Website http://www.hemingfordarms.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Highbury and Islington

Station Distance: 650m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Highbury and Islington) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Built in 1855 with quality fittings from a refurbishment in the early 20th century. Exterior doors how it was originally four rooms but the partitions have long gone. There is an almost island original bar counter attached to the rear wall with a cupboard that, unusually, opens from the top. The servery has an ornate carved mahogany island fitting with a glazed-in publican’s office in the middle with pedimented doors front and rear and carved lion's head, shelves held up by pillars, fluted corbels on both ends, and pilasters.

Built in 1855 with quality fittings from a refurbishment in the early 20th century. Exterior doors how it was originally four rooms but the partitions have long gone. There is an almost island original bar counter attached to the rear wall with a cupboard that, unusually, opens from the top. The servery has an ornate carved mahogany island fitting with a glazed-in publican’s office in the middle with pedimented doors front and rear and carved lion's head, shelves held up by pillars, fluted corbels on both ends, and pilasters.

At the rear right of the room is an ornate entrance with now leads to the kitchen and cellar. It has cupboards on the left and right of the multi paned central door, brackets holding up a high shelf and a deep frieze at the top. There are good vestibule entrances with multiple etched panels on both the Hemingford Road and Offord Road sides, a short screen with fine 'Hemingford Arms' with a crest etched and frosted pane, and 'Saloon' and 'Bar' 1920s windows in the former corner door. Held up by pillars, two of which has ornate capitals, is a matchboard panelled ceiling with lots of artefacts hanging from it.

The upstairs function room has a bar counter that might be old (1950s?) and a wood surround fireplace that might be Victorian.

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