Historic public houses
have always had a special place in the heart of IHBC London
members. Many of our visits and events include an opportunity to
undertake lengthy inspections of their interiors!
Our thanks to
Jane Hamilton for the submission of this article.
7 May 2004 saw the launch of the Campaign for Real Ale's : 'Regional Inventory for London: Pub Interiors
of Special Interest ' at the
Victoria Pub in Bayswater.
Guest speakers included Michael Jackson TV presenter of the Beer Hunter
show, Martin Cherry, the director of survey at English Heritage and Ian
Dungavell of the Victorian Society.
Over a few glasses of real ale, they outlined the importance of pubs as
part of London's built and cultural heritage as well as the very real
threat posed to historic pubs from modernisation and changes of use and
The new guide produced by CAMRA stresses the need to preserve the gems
that survive, and lists 133 pubs with historic interiors of
interest, giving informative descriptions for each one.
Copies of the Inventory can be obtained from
230 Hatfield Road
Tel. 01727 86720.
Camra may be consulted on any application received which affects pubs
with interiors of special historic Interest.