Blacksmiths Arms

Greater London South East - Rotherhithe

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

257 Rotherhithe Street
Rotherhithe
SE16 5EJ

Tel: (020) 7231 8838

Email: downtownbsa@gmail.com

Website https://www.theblacksmithsse16.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A late 19th century three-storey building with a classic Brewer’s Tudor half-timbered exterior above a glazed brick ground floor – the glazing looks modern. The interior is of three little-altered rooms with inter-war fittings – two narrow bars either side of a central servery.

The front right door leads into the right hand lounge bar with a carpet and wood panelling on the walls to picture-frame height. The bar counter is a classic inter-war one of fielded panelling but the modest bar back on the right looks modern. Originally it is likely that there was more screenwork in the servery.

There is large part glazed full height screen separating the two bars and in it a folding partition but the folding doors are always folded back creating a wide gap. This bar has another inter-war fielded panelled bar counter, a disused door, wood laminate floor and the walls have fielded panelling to picture-frame height.

A late 19th century three-storey building with a classic Brewer’s Tudor half-timbered exterior above a glazed brick ground floor – the glazing looks modern. The interior is of three little-altered rooms with inter-war fittings – two narrow bars either side of a central servery.

The front right door leads into the right hand lounge bar with a carpet and wood panelling on the walls to picture-frame height. The bar counter is a classic inter-war one of fielded panelling but the modest bar back on the right looks modern. Originally it is likely that there was more screenwork in the servery.

There is large part glazed full height screen separating the two bars and in it a folding partition but the folding doors are always folded back creating a wide gap. This bar has another inter-war fielded panelled bar counter, a disused door, wood laminate floor and the walls have fielded panelling to picture-frame height.

Another full height part-glazed screen separates the rear dining room from the front two bars still with doors from them. The dining room has fielded panelling to picture-frame height all around the walls and a bare wood floor. There is a hatch to the servery but the bar counter front of it looks modern and there is a plain skylight.

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