A historic pub interior of regional importance
Listed Status: II49 Dalyell Road
Tel: (020) 7771 9408
Nearby Station: Brixton
Station Distance: 700m
Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Brixton)
View on: Whatpub
A rather grand late-19th-century corner-site pub which is distinguished by a fine display of external tilework, including the name of the owner and/or licensee, T.T. Castle, in mosaic over the main entrance, and the name of the pub in raised lettering on the fascia. The interior was refitted in the inter-war period and a surprising amount of this scheme remains. The servery runs down the middle of the pub: it has a tapered counter at the foot of which is an attractive buff and red band of small tiles. Minor changes include a modern inlay on the counter top, the main bar-back shelf is of Formica and one fridge has replaced some lower shelves. Towards the back of the servery is a tiny Publican’s Office. Spanning the bar on the Dalyell Road side of the pub there is a full-height screen (although it has lost its door). A number of inter-war fireplaces remain (most are blocked-up). The vestibule entrance appears modern.