Mawson Arms

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Mawson Arms, Chiswick Lane before 2014

The Mawson Arms/Fox and Hounds is a Grade II* listed public house at 110 Mawson Row, and/or 110 Chiswick Lane South, Chiswick. The entire terrace of five houses (including 112–118 Mawson Row) is listed, and they were built in about 1715 for the founder of Fuller's Brewery, Thomas Mawson. They are situated adjacent to Fuller's Griffin Brewery.[1]

History[edit]

The pub was once two separate pubs that now operate as one, but both names have been retained as can be seen in the images below. It is one of very few pubs in England with two official names. Apparently a former landlord had not properly understood the licensing laws, and had split the pub into an ale house and a separate wines and spirits bar.[2][3]

The building was once home to the 18th-century poet Alexander Pope, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. There is a blue plaque on the Mawson Row frontage commemorating Pope's residence.

In 1772, it was renamed the Fox and Hounds, and in 1899, the Mawson Arms/Fox and Hounds in 1899 (when the old pub was extended into the corner building). Until 1898, the pub was located about 55m further south on Mawson Row, next to what is now the brewery shop, prior to moving in 1898.[4]

The pub closes at 8pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Ye Fox and Hounds and Mawson Arms and Nos. 112–118 (1358692)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Mawson Arms". www.viewlondon.co.uk. View London Ltd. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  3. ^ "The Mawson Arms / Fox and Hounds (Fullers)". Pubs and Beer. PubsandBeer. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Mawson Arms/Fox and Hounds". Pubology.co.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2014.

Coordinates: 51°29′17″N 0°14′59″W / 51.48806°N 0.24964°W / 51.48806; -0.24964