Effra Hall

38 Kellett Road

Like the Hero of Switzerland, this pub is not a listed building but it is on CAMRA’s London Regional Inventory and the description is as follows: “This imposing three-storey Victorian corner pub has some real delights. Behind the façade with its chunky iron columns, the interior has, sadly, been much opened out and with a modern extension at the rear. The four external doors indicates four original rooms and an off sales but only the top (glazed) part of one partitions remains which spans the serving area. The right-hand vestibule leads into the former mosaic-floored corridor that leads to the rear room and indicates the loss of a partition. The wall here has a tiled dado in mainly light brown in relief with a line of narrow turquoise glazed brick and a row of brown tiles in relief. After the tiling is an impressive two-bay mirrored feature, three pilasters with decorative capitals picked out in gold and a row of five small display cupboards at the top with mirrored fronts. Pride of place goes to the rather stunning central servery and its back fitting and vestiges of the publican’s office. It’s embellished with Classical columns picked out in gold and a rich cornice. The counter on the right looks like it could be original but the left and middle parts are modern. Pity about the horrendous modern pot shelf.”

It is probable that the River Effra runs along Rattray Road to the side of the pub.

The Effra Hall featured on the A River Runs Through It: The Brixton Six: Evening Crawl of Brixton on 24 April 2019.

The WhatPub link is here: WhatPub/Effra Hall