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Union Tavern

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Greater London Central - London

One star - A pub interior of special national historic interest

Listed Status: Not listed

52 Lloyd Baker Street
London, Clerkenwell

Tel: (020) 7278 0111

Email: uniontavern@btconnect.com

Website https://www.uniontavernlondon.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/52theunion

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: London Kings Cross

Station Distance: 950m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (London King's Cross) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Victorian or Edwardian pub still retaining much of its original fittings including a large former publican's office.

The vestibule on the right has a ‘Union Tavern’ mosaic floor, and above the door here is ‘Union Tavern’ in ironwork. The unused door from the right of the vestibule has two ‘Saloon Bar’ glazed panels, clearly suggesting that it originally led to the Saloon Bar. Two floor to ceiling partitions are immediately to the left and right as you enter through the vestibule doorway, both retaining a number of decorative glass panels including some deep cut mirrored panels.

The island bar counter is original and the bar-back fitting (painted dark grey) has numerous engraved mirrors enclosing a former publican's office. Some original windows and door panels are now in frames on the wall, and a Victorian water tap remains on the counter, now sadly lacking its handle. A good Lincrusta ceiling remains in the former Saloon Bar. Now very much a gastro-pub, the left hand side is for dining and has a food counter at the rear.