Feeleys

Greater London South West - Clapham

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

99 Union Road
Clapham
SW8 2RF

Tel: (020) 7978 1339

Nearby Station: Queenstown Road

Station Distance: 950m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Queenstown Road) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A three-storey brick pub with faience on the ground floor re-built by Youngs Brewery in 1936 to replace a pub of the same name and address but on a site 80 feet away built in 1846 and leased by Young + Bainbridge in 1859. It was built to serve the Springfield Estate (built by London County Council between 1935 and 1955 which was developed to the plans of architects Louis de Soissons and George Grey Wornum). The brewery sold off the pub in 1993 and it retains a little altered interior of three small rooms . The front left main bar retains the original curved bar counter with the front painted black, original four-bay bar back with the right-hand bay being just a bevelled mirror panel. The only change is the insertion of a cold shelf possibly in the 1960 or 1970s, which is a rare survivor and means no lower shelving has been lost to fridges. This small room has an original wood surround fireplace painted black with a modern hearth, original dado panelling painted a grey-blue, but the fixed seating is modern.

A three-storey brick pub with faience on the ground floor re-built by Youngs Brewery in 1936 to replace a pub of the same name and address but on a site 80 feet away built in 1846 and leased by Young + Bainbridge in 1859. It was built to serve the Springfield Estate (built by London County Council between 1935 and 1955 which was developed to the plans of architects Louis de Soissons and George Grey Wornum). The brewery sold off the pub in 1993 and it retains a little altered interior of three small rooms.

The front left main bar retains the original curved bar counter with the front painted black, original four-bay bar back with the right-hand bay being just a bevelled mirror panel. The only change is the insertion of a cold shelf possibly in the 1960/70s, which is a rare survivor and means no lower shelving has been lost to fridges. This small room has an original wood surround fireplace painted black with a modern hearth, original dado panelling painted a grey-blue, but the fixed seating is modern.

A doorway leads to the rear small bar which retains the original small bar counter with the front painted black, original wood surround fireplace (now blocked-up) painted grey-blue as is the original dado panelling. Look into the servery and you will see a hoist to move bottles from the cellar and return them for what we now call recycling. The gents’ off this room and the ladies off the right-hand passage are intact but the inter-war tiling has been painted light blue. There is a sliding door between the rear bar and the right-hand passage which leads to the third bar.

Accessible from the right-hand front doors is another small bar which retains the original curved counter with the front painted black, original four-bay mirrored bar-back fitting – again, the only change is the insertion of a cold shelf possibly in the 1960/70s. The room retains an original small wood surround fireplace (blocked-up) painted black, dado panelling painted a grey-blue and an original corner upholstered bench.

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