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Cherry Tree

The Cherry Tree
Wood Lane

This pub is neither a listed building nor one of London's Real Heritage Pubs but, according to Basil Oliver in The Renaissance of the English Public House, it "was jointly designed by ... C. C. Winmill and ... F. G. Newnham, surveyor to [the brewers], ... Barclay Perkins & Co Ltd." whose pub it was.

Mr Oliver goes on to say that "the plan has points in common with The Fellowship Inn, at Bellingham (the first of Messrs Barclay's 'Anchor Taverns')."

Pevsner's Buildings of England: London 5 East says of the Cherry Tree that it was built in 1933 and "evokes a late-17th-century double pile house in red brick with low wings and steeply pitched roof with big square dormers."

The pub has a two-roomed interior. The left-hand room is accessible but seems unused. It is unusual in that it has a sort of gallery. However, the stained glass looks like a modern addition.

The Cherry Tree was featured on the London Pubs Group's pub crawl of Ilford, Goodmayes, Becontree and Barking in October 2012.