Boleyn Tavern

Greater London East - East Ham

A historic pub interior of national importance

Listed Status: II

1 Barking Road
East Ham
E6 1PW

Tel: (020) 8472 2182

Email: boleyntavern@remarkablepubs.co.uk

Website https://boleyntavern.co.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BoleynTavernE6

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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Built by Cannon Brewery in 1899, architects Shoebridge and Rising, it is a thoroughly exuberant piece of French-style Renaissance architecture. Reopened in June 2021 after a spectacular £1.5 million restoration by Remarkable Pubs with the aim of making the interior look like it was when it first opened. New hand-crafted wooden screens have been created, complete with acid-etched and Brilliant cut glass, replicating one of the original wood and glass panels in the old saloon bar. This means the original seven bar layout has been restored. The highlight is the truly spectacular glazed skylight that spans what once would have been a billiards room, but is now an open kitchen, servery and dining area. Other quality fittings include the Victorian bar counters & bar backs; a tiled lobby; attractive skylight over the former saloon on the east side; cast-iron columns and a good deal of etched glass.

The Boleyn is a prominent landmark at a crossroads right by the former West Ham football ground. It is a thoroughly exuberant piece of French-style Renaissance architecture built in 1899-1900 by Shoebridge & Rising who were responsible for many fine pubs in London.

Reopened in June 2021 after a spectacular £1.5 million restoration by Remarkable Pubs with the aim of making the interior look like it was when it first opened. New hand-crafted wooden screens have been created, complete with acid-etched and Brilliant cut glass, replicating one of the original wood and glass panels in the old saloon bar. This means the original seven bar layout has been restored.

The highlight is the truly spectacular glazed skylight that spans what once would have been a billiards room, but is now an open kitchen, servery and dining area. Other quality fittings include the Victorian bar counters & bar backs (some have modern replacements); the big arch straddling the servery on the east side is original; a tiled lobby on the east side; attractive skylight over the former saloon on the east side; cast-iron columns and a good deal of etched glass.

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