Good Intent

Greater London South East - Walworth

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

24 East Street
Walworth
SE17 2DN

Tel: (020) 7740 6755

Nearby Station: Elephant & Castle

Station Distance: 750m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Elephant & Castle) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Rebuilt by Courage in the 1930s after they took over the pub from Day, Noakes & Sons. Three storey of brick with a ground floor of stone recently painted black it has a little altered interior of three rooms. The two front doors have ‘Public Bar’ (right) and ‘Saloon Bar’ (left) brass plates on them and there is no signs of an off sales. The saloon bar on the left has original fielded panelling to half height recently painted a deep blue and above "brewer's rustic" decor, consisting of black beams/batons on the ceilings and black beams on the walls (some vertical and some diagonal), interspersed with rough lathed plasterwork on the walls and ceilings. Recently the “brewer’s rustic” (which may be 1960s work as it looks like ‘Artex’) has been painted white. The bar counter is original with a fielded panelled front recently painted a deep blue with a dark red melamine (?) inlaid top. The modest sized bar back is of an island style with inter-war leaded mirrors, two 1960s opaque plastic illuminated – one with the wording ‘Good Intent’ and the other has a cockerel symbol – but the lower shelving has been lost to a fridge. The brick fireplace looks more 1960s than 1930s. The baffle by the door could be a 1930s one.

Through a widish doorway is the lounge bar at the rear with more original fielded panelling to half height recently painted a deep blue and above "brewer's rustic" décor as saloon bar and recently painted white. There is an original curved bar counter with a fielded panelled front recently painted a deep blue. The brick fireplace might be a 1930s one.

The Public Bar on the front right can be accessed via a doorway from the saloon bar which looks original i.e it has lost its door. This also retains an original curved bar counter with a fielded panelled front and a dark red melamine (?) inlaid top. The re is a 1930s tiled fireplace painted black with a wood burner in front. The original fielded panelling to half height and above and on the ceiling the black beams/batons (some vertical and some diagonal), interspersed with rough lathed plasterwork have not been painted here. The bar back is as previously described – there is a Tudor arch doorway for staff between the bars, the right hand section has fielded panelling not mirrors, here the lower shelves are intact and there's a dumb waiter. The boxed-in fixed seating is assumed modern in both bars and are the metallic pot shelves. The toilet doors have ’Ladies’ and ‘Gents’ wording in gold with shadow lettering that looks 30s work – toilets are modernised.

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