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Black Lion

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Greater London East - Plaistow

One star - A pub interior of special national historic interest

Listed Status: Not listed

59-61 High Street
Plaistow
E13 0AD

Tel: (020) 8472 2351

Email: info@blacklionplaistow.co.uk

Website https://blacklionplaistow.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: West Ham

Station Distance: 1300m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (West Ham) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

This long-established pub has grown over the years and now encompasses three once-discrete buildings. The left-hand bar has what appears to be interwar panelling and a Victorian bar back with bevelled mirrors and columns. Note the attractive 1930s heraldic stained glass in the bay window. The main bar in the centre has a curved bar counter with fielded panelling on a plinth but that seems of no great age. The bar back fitting is perhaps of the 1970s and the separate small area on the right on a lower level has no old fittings. What is rare here it that you are allowed to walk through the servery to get from one bar to another on the left-hand side.
Claims to be a 450-year-old pub with a frontage rebuilt in 1875. The smaller left-hand bar has an old vestibule entrance. The bar counter front has fielded panelling that appears to be inter-war and the counter top is old but is strangely sitting on a stone plinth that does not look to be of any age. The bar back could be Victorian with bevelled mirrors and columns with capitals and a decorative frieze at the top. The dado panelling might be old and the bay window has 1930s stained and leaded windows.

The main bar on the right has a curving bar counter of fielded panelling on a plinth that does not look old and here the counter top is modern. The bar back fitting looks 1970s and the separate small area on the right on a lower level has no old fittings. What is rare here it that you are allowed to walk through the servery to get from one bar to another. If you can, take a look at the West Ham Boys Boxing Club gym at the rear of the building - Training Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5-6pm; Contact Lianne Jameson on 020 8472 3614. Terry Spinks started his career here.
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