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Grosvenor

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Greater London West - Hanwell

Two star - A pub interior of very special national historic interest

Listed Status: II

127 Oaklands Road
Hanwell
W7 2DT

OS ref: TQ1617979970

Tel: (020) 8840 0007

Email: thegrosvenor.hanwell@redcatpubcompany.com

Website https://www.redcatpubcompany.com/pubs/london/the-grosvenor

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GrosvenorPubW7

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: West Ealing

Station Distance: 950m

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

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The Grosvenor still retains three distinct room, plus a screen with glazed panels separating two of them, as well as an unusual curved and canted forward bar counter.

Built in 1904 for the Royal Brewery (Brentford) Ltd, the architect was almost certainly Thomas H. Nowell Parr. It is of two storeys with brown glazed stone on the ground floor, and there is good Art Nouveau glazing in the upper parts of the windows. Originally it had at least four rooms and an off-sales but there are now only three separate rooms. Corner doors lead to the main L-shaped bar with fielded panelling now painted a dark blue. The original three-sided timber and mirrored bar-back remains, as well as the bar counter with its bulbous front. Along the base of the counter rows of tiles of different shades and shapes no doubt indicate the divisions between the original rooms, and there's also a black and white mosaic apron all around the base. The central door on Oaklands Road side looks as though it led to an off-sales but the partitioning has been lost.

A part-glazed floor-to-ceiling partition with some leaded panels and doorway leads to the room on the front left. This room has a bare wood floor and fielded panelling to two-thirds height still with its original stain. It has the bar counter and bar-back as above and an apparently inter-war brick fireplace, painted black. The short partition/screen with fielded panelling near the toilets in the rear left area looks old.

To the right of the main bar, facing Grosvenor Road is the former Saloon Bar and which is now used as a dining area. A bar-back and bar counter have apparently been removed here;  all the fielded panelling in this area has been painted dark blue, and the panelling in front of the toilets is also a modern addition. There is also an upstairs function room with a beamed mansard ceiling and painted fielded panelling to dado height.

Built 1904 (in stone high up on corner, Grosvenor Road side) for Royal Brewery (Brentford) Ltd. (note the ‘RBC’ monograms in plaster above the windows on the Oaklands Road side), the architect was almost certainly Thomas H. Nowell Parr. It is of two storeys with brown glazed stone on the ground floor. Originally it had at least four rooms and an off-sales but there are now only two distinctively separate rooms. Corner doors lead to the main L-shaped bar with a bare wood floor and fielded panelling now painted a deep green. The original three-sided bar counter remains with its bulbous front and along the base a row of tiles which are of different colours no doubt indicating the extent of the original rooms, also a black and white mosaic apron all around. The original timber and mirrored bar-back faces in three directions (some lower shelves lost to fridges). The central door on Oaklands Road side looks as though it led to an off-sales but the partitioning has been lost.

A part-glazed floor-to-ceiling partition with some leaded panels and doorway leads to the snug on the front left. It has a bare wood floor and fielded panelling to two-thirds height still with its original stain. It has the bar counter and bar-back as above and an apparently inter-war brick fireplace, painted black. The short partition/screen with fielded panelling near the toilets in the rear left area looks old.

To the rear of the main bar is what is now a dining area following the loss of partitions. Bar staff say there was a bar counter just beyond the main counter and it was removed in 2014 – if you take a look at the fielded panelling on the partition here and on the back wall it looks newer as it is different to that on the wall to the right and it appears that a bar-back has also been lost. All the fielded panelling in this area has been painted a deep green. The panelling in front of the toilets is also a modern addition. Good Art Nouveau glazing in the upper parts of the windows.

There is also an upstairs function room with a beamed mansard ceiling and painted fielded panelling to dado height.

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