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A pub with a historic pub interior of some regional importance
A pub with a historic pub interior of some regional importance, 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 - Hanwell, London W7, Fox
An historic pub interior of some regional importance
Green Lane, Hanwell, London W7, W7 2PJ
Directions: Near Hanwell locks on Grand Union Canal
Tel: (020) 8567 4021
Opening Hours: 11-11; 12-10.30 Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider
Public Transport: Near Bus Stop
Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals (12-3, 5-9)
Listed Status: Not listed
Built by Royal Brewery of Brentford in 1909 with a brown glazed brick frontage on the ground floor and brick above. Its architect is likely to have been T.H. Nowell Parr who was responsible for the splendid Forester, West Ealing, W13, built in 1909, and other pubs for the brewery. Originally it had four bars and an off-sales but sadly the partitions that created the separate rooms have long gone – part survives in the servery area on the right. A lot of the original fittings survive – the panelled counter which has been painted cream; a bar-back fitting facing two sides with mirrored panels (but only a small section of the lower shelves remain, the rest lost to fridges); and fixed seating along the exterior walls. In the rear area is a tiled and wood-surround fireplace from 1909, minimalist panelling of upright strips and wooden cornice at two-thirds height. The brick and wood-surround fireplace at the front are modern as is the curly metal pot shelf. Lots of lovely, colourful leaded lights in the upper parts of the windows. The pub is near to the Hanwell flight of locks on the Grand Union Canal.