Further to the article on the strengthening of the historic building listings for some pubs, I can now report that, in addition to the Coach & Horses, four more London pubs have been added to CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. I list them below, with the comments provided by CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group. My thanks to them accordingly.
Black Boy – Southspring, Avery Hill, near Sidcup, DA15 8EA. An attractive building on the post-war LCC housing estate. It is a better example than most of an estate pub and it remains a reasonably intact traditional two room pub. It was rebuilt in 1961/2 by Ind Coope. It is currently operated by Star (Heineken) and does not sell real ale.
Duke’s Head – 8 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1JN. Standing by the River Thames not far from Putney Bridge, the pub dates from 1864 and is Grade II listed. There is some stunning glass and woodwork. This is a Young’s pub and is primarily food-led.
Queen Elizabeth – 42 Merrow Street, Walworth, SE17 2NH. Rebuilt by Watneys in 1955, it remains remarkably intact. A noteworthy feature is the sliding screen between the saloon and another room to the rear. The pub, which is operated by Town Centre Inns, does not sell real ale.
Seven Stars – 53-54 Carey Street, Aldwych, WC2A 2JB. A small, much-loved pub behind the Royal Courts of Justice. Victorian fittings and interesting room names in the door glass. It dates from 1602 and is Grade II-listed. Look out for the pub cat. The pub is now owned by Fuller’s.