One star - A pub interior of special national historic interest
Listed Status: II82 Leather Lane
Tel: (020) 7404 7049
Real Ale: Yes
Real Cider: Yes
Nearby Station: Farringdon
Station Distance: 400m
Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Farringdon) and Bus Stop
View on: Whatpub
This pub has some features from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This is a mid-19th century three-storey pub with a green glazed tile ground floor and rendered upper storeys. Three doors indicate that it was subdivided but is now a single room. It has a stunning ceiling of 19th century ceiling ribs and decorated ventilation grills with mirrors added in the late 20th century. The bar counter dates from the early 20th century but has modern panels added to the front and a new bar top added over the original one. The bar-back dates from the late 19th century and has five narrow mirrored strips with ornate capitals at the top, but the large mirrors are modern - and is almost totally obscured by fridges. Thankfully the moulded cornice above the bar-back remains visible. The dado panelling is from the early 20th century.