Wonder1 Batley Road
Like the Old Wheatsheaf, this pub is not a listed building but it is on CAMRA’s London Regional Inventory and the description is as follows: “Built in the late 1800s it retains its layout of two bars and between them an off sales (no longer in use) and many fittings from a refit of 1929 remain. The left hand public bar had a servery added for the first time in 1929 so the bar back (fridges have replaced most of lower shelves) and bar counter are from this date as is the matching dado panelling and the brick fireplace. This is the venue for what is now very rare Old Tyme Singalong on Saturday evening from 9pm and Sunday from 4.30 to 7.30 with Honky Tonk Dave on the piano and Mick on the spoons!
The small right hand saloon bar received a new servery in 1929 so the mirrored bar back and small bar counter date from then as does the brick fireplace. The dado panelling is old and the two U-shaped pieces of fixed seating might be old. A passage runs between the two bars.”
The Wonder featured on the Daytime Crawl of Enfield and Barnet on 19 June 2004, the A King, a Jester and a Bishop: Daytime Crawl of Enfield, Cockfosters and Barnet on 26 February 2011, and the Hark the Herald: Daytime Crawl of Whetstone, Barnet, Cockfosters, Enfield and Winchmore Hill on 22 June 2019.
The WhatPub link is here: WhatPub/Wonder