Viva Victorian: Evening Crawl of Maida Vale and Maida Hill


Viva Victorian: London Pubs Group Evening Crawl of Maida Vale and Maida Hill
Wednesday, 5 December 2012

1. Warwick Castle

Exterior of The Prince Alfred, Maida Vale

Address: 6 Warwick Place, Maida Vale, W9 2PX
Arrive: 7pm
Listed building: Grade II listed
London's Real Heritage Pub: yes

London's Real Heritage Pubs are pubs that are featured on CAMRA's London Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest

Architectural features:
Despite some modernisation, this pleasant and relaxed pub, tucked away in a quiet side street, still has a good many Victorian features.

Real ales:
Greene King St Edmunds and Old Speckled Hen; Sambrooks Wandle; and Sharps Doom Bar are usually available here.

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Directions to next pub:
Turn left out of the pub and walk down Warwick Place to the junction with Warwick Avenue. Turn left and walk down Warwick Avenue to Clifton Gardens. Cross over Clifton Gardens to Castellain Road and walk along Castellain Road to...

2. Prince Alfred

Exterior of The Prince Alfred, Maida Vale

Address: 5a Formosa Street, Maida Vale, W9 1EE
Arrive: 7.45pm
Listed building: Grade II
London's Real Heritage Pub: yes

Architectural features:
Unique - that's the Prince Alfred. Outside it is nothing terribly exciting - a three-storey Italianate building in keeping with its surroundings - but inside it shows to perfection how late Victorian drinkers liked their pubs.

Real ales:
Youngs Bitter and a guest beer are usually available here.

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Directions to next pub:
Turn right out of the pub into Formosa Street and walk along Formosa Street to the junction with Warrington Crescent. Cross over Warrington Crescent, turn left and walk up Warrington Crescent to...

3. Warrington

Exterior of The Prince Alfred, Maida ValeAddress: 93 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale, W9 1EH
Arrive: 8.15pm
Listed building: Grade II
London's Real Heritage Pub: yes

Architectural features:
This is a spacious, stucco-fronted hotel put up in the middle of the 19th century. The glorious tiled columns to the entrance porch and a huge mosaic floor bearing the name of the pub given some idea of the richness within.

Real ales:
Adnams Old, Westerham Freedom Ale, and Youngs Bitter are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub:
Turn left out of the pub and walk back down Warrington Crescent to Clifton Gardens. Cross over Clifton Gardens to the bus stop. Catch a 6, 187 or 414 bus to the stop called Chippenham Road. Alight from the bus and cross over Shirland Road to...

4. Chippenham

Exterior of The Chippenham, Maida Vale

Address: 207 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9 2EX
Arrive: 9.00pm
Listed building: no
London's Real Heritage Pub: yes

Architectural features:
Great reasons to visit include the mosaic floor, the full-height tiling and a mirror on the right-hand side.

Real ales:
Adnams Broadside, Adnams Ghost Ship and Sharps Doom Bar are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub:
On leaving the pub, cross over Shirland Road to the bus stop and catch a 31, 36, 228 or 328 bus to the next stop. Alight from the bus and walk straight into...

5. Red Squirrel (formerly The Skiddaw)

Exterior of The Prince Alfred, Maida Vale

Address: 46 Chippenham Road, Maida Hill, W9 2AF
Arrive: 9.00pm
Listed building: no
London's Real Heritage Pub: yes

Architectural features:
This is a prominent corner-site Victorian pub which underwent a major refurbishment in 2005. The central serving area and therefore the Victorian counter remain as does the mosaic floor announcing the name of the pub.

Real ales:
Adnams Explorer, Adnams Ghost Ship and two Westerham ales are usually served here.

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The Regional Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from the following book
London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story