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Warrington

93 Warrington Crescent
Maida Vale
LONDON
W9 1EH

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10
12 - 10.30 Fri & Sat
12 - 9 Sun

Owner

Faucet Inn

About the Pub

Flanked by K2 red telephone kiosks, this is one of the most opulent of London pubs. This spacious, stucco-fronted hotel was put up in the middle of the 19th century. It was given a major update later in the century, probably in the 1890s, and the glorious tiled columns to the entrance porch and a huge mosaic floor bearing the name of the pub give some idea of the richness that lies on the other side of the doors. It is also beautifully carpetted throughout. The main room is on the right and has a grey marble-topped counter with unusual, bulgy pilasters and lozenge decoration. Grey marble also appears in the columns of a three-bay arcade which marches across the right-hand side of the room, embracing the generously scaled staircase to what is now the upstairs restaurant. Some of the windows have lively stained glass, while over the servery is a semi-circular canopy, decorated with Art Nouveau-style paintings of naked ladies. More such paintings, with the signature Colin Beswick 1965, appear on the back wall and are meant to evoke the unlikely story that has grown up that this was once a brothel. The left-hand room was once clearly divided into three as the patterning in the ceiling shows. The lowest status part has matchboard wall panelling and an ornate, much decayed mirror advertising Bass pale ale. Other things to note are the attractive and unusual high-level chequerwork glazed screens, the skylight over the first-floor landing and the deep, decorative cornices on the first floor.

In addition to the food service times given, breakfast is served 8am to 11am daily. Note that the licence does not allow sale of alcohol before 10am Monday to Saturday or noon on Sunday.

Historic Interest

A large amount of historic information about this site is available in the heritage statement dated 10 April 2019 submitted in connection with various planning applications made in early 2019, and available via the Westminster Council planning portal. The story that this was once a brothel apparently gave rise to the word "randy" because of its proximity to Randolph Avenue.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    & breakfast 8am to 11am.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Tables outside.

  • Accommodation Accommodation

    5 hotel rooms.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

    Must register.

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Warrington

93 Warrington Crescent
Maida Vale
LONDON
W9 1EH

Sat Nav Reference

51.527208, -0.1831

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Closest Station (1350m)

Paddington

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (350m)

Maida Vale

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