Erection date: 1887
1787 - 1887
The painted plaster rose and crown are rather lovely but the numbers, especially the 7s, lack any elegance.
We think the pub was rebuilt in 1887 - Victoria's Golden Jubilee year so royalty was in vogue - and that at the time they had some evidence that the pub had existed in 1787.
Site: Rose and Crown pub (1 memorial)
SE1, Colombo Street, 47, Rose and Crown pub
The surrounding architecture is not doing this old-timer any favours. We like seeing pubs with their name integrated into the architecture: a lion, a red barrel or, as in this case, roses and a crown. These pubs are Victorian - people then had confidence in the future and had never heard of slugs and lettuces.