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Le Gothique

Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Off Windmill Road
Wandsworth Common
Wandsworth
LONDON
SW18 3SX

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 3.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 9.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 9.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 9.30 pm
FridayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Saturday6.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Sundayclosed

Meal Times

12 - 3 Mon
12 - 3, 6 - 9.30 Tue - Sun

Owner

--individual--

About the Pub

Friendly little bar and French restaurant, tucked away in the huge, haunting neo-Gothic, now Grade II listed landmark originally constructed as an orphanage for the daughters of servicemen killed in the Crimea. It was later used as a military hospital and, in WWII, an internment screening centre for foreign asylum seekers. Rudolph Hess was one such guest. Saturdays tend to be booked well ahead for weddings and other parties using the impressive Grand Hall. Beers typically from Shepherd Neame and Sambrook's or Downton. Holds well regarded beer festivals at the end of March and at Halloween.

Saturday opening is severely restricted in summer months owing to wedding bookings. So please always check in advance by calling 020 8870 6567.

Evenings tend to be quiet but customers arriving before 9.30 may be welcome to stay later.

Historic Interest

Grade II* listing:- Formerly school of Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum. 1857-9. Rhode Hawkins, architect. Converted into art space and offices, 1987. The school consists of regular three-storey rectangular ranges round two open courts divided by a central hall, plus a service court to the east surrounded by a single-storey range with former kitchen (now theatre space) on south side. Yellow brick with Yorkshire stone dressings. Slate roofs of high pitch. Mullioned and transomed windows with metal frames. Oriel window with bands of naturalistic carving at the base at north west corner. Scottish baronial style with Jacobean and French elements, five towers with pyramidal roofs and many corner tourelles. Ornamental timber fleches over roof of hall and former kitchen. Main front faces west and has central and corner towers, the former having a three-storey stone frontispiece culminating in a figure of St George and the Dragon in ornamental niche. Side elevations, with square pyramidal roofed towers as accents on north and south sides. Ranges round service wing simpler, with some toplighting. Interior generally now quite simple. Symmetrical plan with enclosed cloister walks of one storey with open timber roofs round courts. Two main stairs. The main hall has wallplate carved with foliage beneath a tripartite boarded roof paned with emblems of countries and towns of Britain and the Empire, painted by J.G Crace and restored 1987. Some good boarded roofs in other rooms. Open timber roof in kitchen survives above present temporary structure. HISTORY. The Royal Victoria Patriotic Fund was endowed with money raised by appeal for the windows and orphans at the end of the Crimean War. These buildings were built for the girls' school, which opened in 1859 and moved out of London in 1938. A boys' school was added on a site to the north in 1872-3

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Le Gothique, Wandsworth

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    12-3

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    6-10

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

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Le Gothique

Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Off Windmill Road
Wandsworth Common
Wandsworth
LONDON
SW18 3SX

Sat Nav Reference

51.45344, -0.17452

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (90m)

Closest Station (1150m)

Wandsworth Common

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (1250m)

Clapham Junction

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