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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

LONDON, GREATER - West Ealing, London W13, Forester

An historic pub interior of national importance

2 Leighton Road, West Ealing, London W13, W13 9EP

Directions: Junction Seaford Road

Tel: (020) 8567 1654

Website: http://www.theforesterealing.com

Opening Hours: 11-11.30 Mon & Tue; 11-midnight Wed & Thu; 11-1am Fri & Sat; 11-11 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1263519

Listing Date: 1990

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One of England’s finest Edwardian pubs, built in 1909 for the Royal Brewery, Brentford, and designed by well-known pub architect, T. H. Nowell Parr (cf. the Angel, Hayes [78]). It displays a distinct shift away from late Victorian opulent glitz to something more restrained. Behind the frontages, with their prominent gables and columned porticoes, lie five splendid intact rooms, all with good-quality mahogany and oak woodwork which was supplied by Maples. There are two public bars (on the corner and the next room along Leighton Road), the saloon and, at the back, a restaurant: even the former off-sales along Seaford Street remains, albeit disused. The only major changes are the loss of double doors between some rooms and the insertion of loos at the north end of the main public bar. There is a good deal of attractive stained glass. The bell-pushes in the saloon are interesting, as such things are exceedingly rare in London pubs, so is this why one of them is labelled ‘BELL’ to avoid any doubt!?

Forester, West Ealing, London W13
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