A historic pub interior of some regional importance
Listed Status: Not listed59 Sheen Road
There is one really stand-out feature in this otherwise modernised pub. This is the remarkable mid-Victorian bar-back. It has three bays stretching right up to the ceiling and filled with back-painted glass in green and gold. The stylised foliage bears labels offering the blandishments of 'Jamaica Rum' and 'Superior Scotch': the labels are obscured in the third bay by bottle shelves. The uprights also bear painted glass panels. In the main bar area four snob screen panels have been resited. These are small, square, swivelling engraved glass panels of the kind popular in Victorian times to give a degree of privacy between staff and customers in the 'better' parts of a pub. They are now very rare but good examples survive at the Prince Alfred, Maida Vale, London W9 , and the Lamb, Bloomsbury, London WC1N .