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

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

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. The interior has undergone a fair amount of alteration yet good things remain. On the east side there is a tiled lobby to a corridor which retains its timber and glass screenwork. Proceeding to the back you reach the former billiard room which has a truly spectacular glazed skylight. The various doorways clearly show that the pub would have been subdivided. A very curious thing is the no less than three doors advertise the presence of private bars. The room on the corner has no interconnection with the other spaces. Other things to look out for are the attractive skylight over the former saloon on the east side, cast-iron columns and a good deal of etched glass. The central servery counter is Victorian but the back-fitting is modern: the big arch straddling the servery on the east side, however, seems original.

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. The interior has undergone a fair amount of alteration yet good things remain. On the east side there is a tiled lobby to a corridor which retains its timber and glass screenwork. Proceeding to the back you reach the former billiard room which has a truly spectacular glazed skylight. The various doorways clearly show that the pub would have been subdivided. A very curious thing is the no less than three doors advertise the presence of private bars. The room on the corner has no interconnection with the other spaces. Other things to look out for are the attractive skylight over the former saloon on the east side, cast-iron columns and a good deal of etched glass. The central servery counter is Victorian but the back-fitting is modern: the big arch straddling the servery on the east side, however, seems original.

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