Fellowship & Star

Randlesdown Road,

Although this pub is not a listed building, it has recently become one of CAMRA’s Real Heritage Pubs (ie on CAMRA’s National Inventory of Pub Interiors of Outstanding Historic Interest) and the description is as follows: “A gigantic pub of about 1930 which has seen distinctly better days but is almost entirely intact. The only room in use is the spacious, panelled saloon bar on the right-hand side with original bar fittings and a small office behind. The very open screens and the pot shelf over the counter seem 1960s or later work but affect the character little. At the rear is a folding screen behind which is huge function room (referred to as a ballroom and used as such into the 1960s) but in a very poor state. Beneath is another big room, again very run down – a theatre, still with its box office and fitted up with rows of seating.” [Sadly, this area of the pub is unavailable for us to see, except from the outside.] “Also on the lower level is an off-sales on a truly epic scale facing the housing estate at the rear. Upstairs, the left-hand room was the public bar.”

The Fellowship featured on the Sunny Daze: Daytime Crawl of Petts Wood, Bromley, Catford and Forest Hill in June 2012.