Two star - A pub interior of outstanding national historic interest
Listed Status: II25 Roupell Street
Tel: (020) 7207 0784
Real Ale: Yes
Lunchtime Meals: Yes
Evening Meals: Yes
Nearby Station: London Waterloo
Station Distance: 300m
Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Waterloo East / Waterloo) and Bus Stop
View on: Whatpub
This is an early to mid 19th century end of terrace brick building of three storeys retaining two bars with inter-war fittings separated by a rare (for London) partition.
The public bar on the right has a separate entrance, bare wood floor, and inter-war dado panelling. The partition on the left to near ceiling height which separates the public and saloon bars has leaded glazing in the top which also appears to be inter-war work. The curved counter front looks to be inter-war (or possibly post-war); there is a good late 1930s tiled fireplace, but the fixed seating at the rear looks more post-war than inter-war as does the glazed screen on top of it. The double doors at the back of the public bar now access the conservatory extension but would originally have been external doors.
It's likely that the saloon bar on the left has been a single space since the inter-war period as until relatively recently both external doors contained 'Saloon Bar' etched and frosted panels (but only one door does now). This bar also has a curved counter with cupboards in the front for servicing beer engines in the past, which indicates that it's inter-war. The wood surround fireplace with a cast iron interior looks modern and the bar back fitting has an array of glass shelves which are a feature of the 1960s.