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A pub with a nationally important historic interior
This pub is taken from the national inventory of historic pub interiors, CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country.
LONDON, GREATER - Highgate, London N6, Winchester
An historic pub interior of national importance
206 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6, N6 5BA
Tel: (020) 8374 1690
Opening Hours: 1-1am; 12-10.30 Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale
Public Transport: Near Bus Stop
Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals
Listed Status: Not listed
PUB CURRENTLY CLOSED
Built in 1881 as part of a very distinctive parade of shops with housing above, it was then the Winchester Tavern and later became the Winchester Hall Hotel, The name comes from Winchester Hall, a late 17th-century mansion nearby. This and its estate were sold as the relentless tide of bricks and mortar engulfed the area following on from the arrival of the railway in 1867. Inside, the great feature is a massive, glazed-in office surrounded on three sides by the servery. It is formed by floor to ceiling glazed partition with curved glass on the front corners and its windows have remarkably lovely, delicate etched glass with trails of foliage and depictions of flowers and birds. Decorative etched original glass remains on the doors on the left (which has 'Private' on it) and right. Note the lower bar back shelves around the office held up by slender pillars. There are more pillars all the way up to the top section of the office.