Truman’s pubs were and still are pillars of the community, loved local landmarks and a key part of English culture. Many of them still remain standing due to the quality and care put into building and decorating them. During the inter-war period (1918-1939) Truman’s built over 150 pubs across England. By creating bigger, better pubs with restaurants, gardens and community meeting spaces, more respectable customers, families and particularly women were attracted to visit pubs.
Historic England have been researching some of England’s best pubs built during this period which has led to 21 inter-war pubs being listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and 6 of them are old Truman’s!
At least 5000 pubs were built during the inter-war years but they are a sadly overlooked and threatened building type, with very few surviving today. The 21 listed pubs are the best surviving examples of this fascinating time in the history of a building type which is stitched into the fabric of English culture.
The Truman’s pubs listed are as follows:
- The Royal Oak, Columbia Road, London, built 1923
- The Rose and Crown, Stoke Newington, built 1930-32
- Golden Heart, Spitalfields, London, built 1936
- The Stag’s Head, Hoxton, London, built 1935-6
- The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton, built 1936-7
- The Station, Surrey, built 1934-5
For more information on the Truman's pubsand the other 15 pubs listed visit https://historicengland.org.uk/