Coach and Horses

Coach and Horses

183 London Road

Public House built in 17th century.

Grade II Statutory Listed.

In Syon Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

C18 with later alterations. Stock brick. 2 parallel pitched roofs. Parapet.3 storeys. Front elevation has bay window at 1st floor level. 3 windows,have brick arcading at 1st and 2nd floor level. 2 windows on the righthand ground floor elevation have timber mullions and transom – probably C19.

2 semi-circular windows with square sash windows between. Modern glazed porch to right. Orange glazed tiles on ground floor. Mentioned by Charles Dickens in “Oliver Twist”.

Further Information

According to Gillian Clegg’s “Brentford & Chiswick Pubs”, it actually dates back to the 17th Century and is the only coaching inn to remain in Brentford & Chiswick. The bay window at the front allowed travellers waiting for coaches to watch for their approach in either direction.

Mentioned in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, as the place  where the cart put down Bill Sykes and Oliver on their way to commit a burglary in Chertsey.

Also mentioned in Alfred Pearce’s poem of Fifty Pubs on Brentford’s High Street, 1948.

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