White Lion

Surrey - Warlingham

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

3 Farleigh Road
Warlingham
CR6 9EG

OS ref: TQ35735851

Tel: (01883) 625085

Website http://www.emberinns.co.uk/nationalsearch/southeast/the-white-lion-warlingham

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

This wonderful old pub has evolved over the years from a seventeenthcentury house: the big right-hand wing with applied timbering probably dates from the 1920s when such work was so popular. The historic core consists of a low-ceilinged room with its old bar counter (but modern bar-back) and the delightful little snug beyond it behind a charming old screen and with an impressive fireplace within. The other room at the front left was probably pressed into service later and has a 1930s brick fireplace. Right of the old servery is a further beamed snug with an old fireplace, then a further couple of rooms which contain what is probably 1920s panelling and period fireplaces. Considerable extensions took place to the rear in 2004 when Mitchells & Butlers removed a garden bar and added a new lounge and more seating areas to the rear right. However, thankfully, these do not impact hugely on the super historic core.

17th century house converted to a public house - the pub area has gradually evolved and expanded. The original core was no doubt the low ceilinged room with the old bar counter and the delightful little snug beyond it – note the screen to it and the impressive fireplace within. Another room at the front was probably pressed into service later and has a 1930s brick fireplace. All these areas have match-board wall-panelling and seem to have undergone a refit probably in the 1920s – for example the addition of the adzed beams to add to the antique air: with these go the external, mock Tudor remodelling bay on the right. Right of the old servery (modern bar-back) a further beamed snug with old fireplace, then a further couple of rooms which contain what is probably 1920s panelling and period fireplaces. Considerably extended to the rear in 2004 when Mitchells & Butlers removed a garden bar and added a new lounge bar and more seating areas to the rear right. However, thankfully, these do not impact hugely on the front six rooms.

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