Northcote Arms110 Grove Green Road
Late Victorian, ex-Charrington pub. Public bar on the left, with saloon bar reached via original floor-to-ceiling screen. The screen is mainly matchboard panelled, has a doorway (but no door now) with three large stained glass glazed panels above, each containing five separate panels mainly of a floral theme, with the central rectangular ones featuring small birds at their centre. There is also a delightful small baffle on the bar counter side of the screen with four small glazed panels featuring floral designs, and again a small bird. Bar counter is old, possibly Victorian, with square panels in the various sections throughout. The bar looks a much newer piece. Corinthian capital columns survive. Walls all have matchboard wood panelling on the dado, and the stairway leading up from the saloon bar has a large glazed panel acting as a baffle. There is a further room at the back on the right, reached from the saloon bar via a very wide wood-framed arch. All the original wooden panelling, plus the columns, are unfortunately painted a combination of light grey and lavender.
Original stained glass panels survive in the upper portions of many of the outer windows; these have mainly floral-themed small panels, again with small birds in the roundels of the central rectangular panels.
The Northcote Arms featured on the GOBLIN - Daytime Crawl of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line on 20 October 2018.
The WhatPub link is here: WhatPub/Northcote