Case is Altered

Eastcote High Road

This is the official lunch stop. Not only is this pub a grade II listed building, it is also on CAMRA’s Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest and the description is as follows: “In its leafy surroundings, this is more like a country pub than a town one. Part of the right-hand side may date back to the 16th century but outside is mainly a remodelling after a fire in 1891. Inside there is a deliberate attempt, probably dating from the inter-war years, to create an ‘olde worlde’ feel. This is especially apparent in the smaller and lower of the two rooms with its hefty black ceiling beams and imitation half-timbering. The doors and some of the panelling have a deliberately rough texture but this is actually synthetic material. The same manner of work continues, though with a little less bravura, in the larger, L-shaped bar. Both rooms have brick fire surrounds built of small red bricks. It is possible that there has been some degree of rearrangement in the post-war period and it seems unlikely that both rooms would originally have had the largish panelled counters they do today. A reconstructed old barn was linked to the pub and brought into use c.1990.” The listing description is as follows: “C16 right part of one bay; C19 2-bay left part. 2 storeys. Right part has long lean-to of old tiles down to a modern square bay window, with leaded casements, and modern door. Left part of painted brick with returned gable at right. C19 casements under segmental brick arches. Modern door. 1st floor band and tiled roof. Inside the old part original posts and ceiling beams may be seen. Graded partly for position on important corner site.”

The Case is Altered featured on the Daytime Crawl of Outer Northern London in October 2007, and the Metroland: Daytime Crawl of West Middlesex in October 2016.

The WhatPub link is here: WhatPub/Case is Altered

The Pubs Heritage Group link is here: PHG/Case is Altered