Charles Lamb

Greater London North - London

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status:

16 Elia Street
London, Islington
N1 8DE

Tel: (020) 7837 5040

Email: charleslambtony062@gmail.com

Website https://charleslambpub.business.site/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Essex Road

Station Distance: 1050m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Essex Road)

View on: Whatpub

Corner pub of early 20th Century construction with two-storeys and a ground floor dado of brown tiles (leaded windows indicate it could be inter-war). Inside it still retains two distinct rooms and lots of original fittings. The corner bar retains an old counter, and the bar back faces two sides and has carved brackets holding up the top section. On the left is a good carved wood surround fireplace and a rare three-bay screen with glazing in the top. A doorway leads to a smaller room on the right with a bare wood floor, and with dado that looks old.

Corner pub of early twentieth century construction with two-storeys and a ground floor dado of brown tiles (leaded windows indicate it could be inter-war). Inside it still retains two distinct rooms and lots of original fittings.

The larger bare wood floor corner bar (lost its original corner door) retains an old counter with the front painted light blue (top looks modern). The back fitting faces two sides and has carved brackets holding up the top section - a central section of which is at an angle with a clock on top that has the original name of the pub – Prince Albert – on it. Some lower shelves on the left lost to fridges. Dado panelling could be old but is painted light blue.

On the far left part of the main bar is a good wood surround with carvings fireplace (not used) and a rare three-bay screen with glazing in the top that creates a passage to? There is another hatch through the back of the servery for service to this rear area.

Doorway to the smaller second bar on the right with a bare wood floor; the dado panelling could be old but is painted light blue. Service is through three hatches in the back of the main bar servery and, remarkably, they all still retain their rising windows with etched panels in working condition. Good carved wood surround fireplace but it looks a Victorian reproduction one.

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