Wrestlers

Greater London North - Highgate

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

98 North Road
Highgate
N6 4AA

Tel: (020) 8340 4297

Email: manager@thewrestlershighgate.com

Website https://thewrestlershighgate.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Rebuilt in 1921. Now one L-shaped room, it was originally split into three bars (or two bars and an off sales?) at the front with the rear area another room. It retains the original panelled bar counter with markings indicating where there were partitions. Behind the servery is a latticed leaded 1920s screen and what looks like a door therefore the two-sided bar back fittings with a row of brass handled drawers all along it was added later, possibly in the 1950s. A fireplace on the far left has been covered by fielded panelling (possibly re-used from missing partitions?).

Rebuilt in 1921. Now one L-shaped room, it was originally split into three bars (or two bars and an off sales?) at the front with the rear area another room. It retains the original panelled bar counter with markings indicating where there were partitions. Behind the servery is a latticed leaded 1920s screen and what looks like a door therefore the two-sided bar back fittings with a row of brass handled drawers all along it was added later, possibly in the 1950s. A fireplace on the far left has been covered by fielded panelling (possibly re-used from missing partitions?).

On the right is a large old fireplace with bread oven, old black pot and old panelling around it which could have come from the original pub. The pub is famous for ‘The Ancient Ceremony of Swearing on the Horns’ – full details in a framed panel over the fireplace with the horns above it.

The rear section of the pub with exterior windows having 'Established 1547' and 'Rebuilt 1921' and another with 'Olde Wres era' across another. Panelled walls run all around the rear part of the pub but most are of a different style to the front panels and are believed to be from the 1950s - not a former fireplace is now covered up by panelling. The doors to the toilets look to be from the 1950s.

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