TQ4072 : Grove Park: inside the Baring Hall Hotel

taken 10 months ago, near to Grove Park, Lewisham, Great Britain

Grove Park: inside the Baring Hall Hotel
Grove Park: inside the Baring Hall Hotel
When I wrote the description on TQ4072 : Grove Park: the Baring Hall Hotel, I mentioned that the fire damage, from the firebomb which closed the pub in 2009, had not yet been repaired. That was in February 2014, a couple of months after the pub had reopened.

Now, four years on, it is clear that the charred beams and other smoke damage has been retained as a kind of feature of the place, giving it a slightly dark, rather otherworldly atmosphere which is actually quite wonderful.

We are looking diagonally towards the bar, in the main part of the building, from the conservatory-like addition to the west. The beams out of picture towards the top of the sloping roof above us actually give a more obviously burnt impression, but the little window-like screen partly filling the archway has very evident smoke damage.

The wall in the gents' toilet is also rather bizarre in that it has old stonework crudely criss-crossed by more modern timberwork.

The rest of the building, which I mentioned in the linked photo above, has now opened and it is a lovely convivival place which I look forward to when I visit friends in this area.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Public House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4059 7214 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.8497N 0:1.2603E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4058 7213
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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