NEW WORK KLAXON! I’ve made a new print of the Old Pubs of London. It follows on from my print the Chicken Shops of London. This print is A1 sized and shows 12 of London’s best, classic pubs – though it was really hard to whittle it down to 12. The print is available for £25 this week only – then it will cost £45, from my shop.
I rather like the mid-century simplicity of this unusual three-sided clock, entirely out of keeping with the architecture and ornate ground floor decoration of the Salisbury pub in St Martin’s Lane, on which it sits.
I can’t help wondering what was originally in those yellow panels. Advertising for now long-defunct brewery Meux’s ales perhaps?
Lovely to see some London pubs among the inter-war gems getting a listing from Historic England. This is the interior of the Stag’s Head in Hoxton, dating from 1935. More about this and other pubs worth preserving here. (Pic from Historic England).
Ernest Brander Musman was a prolific designer of inter war pubs for Benskins Brewery of Watford. He used a variety of styles for his pubs, from moderne to traditional to a blend of the two. The Greyhound was built on the site of the Greyhound Beer House in 1929, but has recently closed.