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A pub with a nationally important historic interior
A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.
LONDON, GREATER - St John's Wood, London NW8, Crocker's Folly
An historic pub interior of national importance
24 Aberdeen Place, St John's Wood, London NW8, NW8 8JR
Tel: (020) 7289 9898
Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals
Listed Status: Grade II*
List Entry Number: 1357150
Listing Date: 1970
Crocker's was a show-case Victorian pub, built in 1898-9 in an elaborate, eclectic style to the designs (Oct. 1897) of architect C.H. Worley of Welbeck Street for the entrepreneur Frank Crocker. No expense was spared to fit it out and it served also as a hotel and restaurant, conveniently placed near Lord's cricket ground. The front entrance leads into a spectacular 'grand saloon', as it was known (now the 'Marble Room'), which is set up for dining. Here the highlights are a superb marble fireplace, marble counter and an ornate ceiling. On the left is a large room (now 'Lord's Dining Room'), also used as a restaurant but, when the pub opened, this was a billiard room, accommodating two full-size tables: there was a platform for thirty people to watch the play. The ceiling is another tour de force. When the hotel opened the restaurant was on the second floor and there was a concert room on the first floor.