The Barnaby

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Friday 24 April 2009 12.06am
Some of you, of a certain age, will remember The Barnaby, the pub in Ilderton Road that was a magnet for the soi disant beautiful people of Bemondsey in the '70s. Question is, what was the name of the pub before it was called The Barnaby?
Friday 24 April 2009 12.09am
Tom Pepper wrote:
Some of you, of a certain age, will remember The Barnaby, the pub in Ilderton Road that was a magnet for the soi disant beautiful people of Bemondsey in the '70s. Question is, what was the name of the pub before it was called The Barnaby?

Please excuse typo, for Bemondsey please read Bermondsey, a surfeit of Absolut, I guess.
Friday 24 April 2009 8.48pm
Not old enough to remember it, but Ilderton Road was once Canterbury Road, and the pub at what is now number 224 was once the Canterbury Tavern (as distinct from the Canterbury Arms)
Saturday 25 April 2009 12.26am
[quote Lang Rabbie]Not old enough to remember it, but Ilderton Road was once Canterbury Road, and the pub at what is now number 224 was once the Canterbury Tavern (as distinct from the Canterbury Arms.

Thanks Lang Rabbie.
Wednesday 14 October 2009 3.25pm
Hi everyone!
I remember the Barnaby very well, I was of course one of the beautiful people who used to frequent this once terrific pub!
When I was a kid, it was the Canterbury Tavern and a very nice old fashioned pub it was, cosy and traditional, it had a unique look that continued when it became the Barnaby. I loved that old building, it had a special feel about it, and had a lot of very nice people that used the pub. The Barnaby was well decorated and clean, and we used to love going there during the week and on a Saturday night. As its reputation grew, it a little crowded for some of us, and I moved away (not too far) and had a baby, so I did not go there as much, and eventually we moved out of the area so I never went there again. I missed it, and some of the people we knew.
There was something special about Ilderton Road and that old pub, I think people who lived there will know what I mean. I have never found that same atmosphere anywhere else, pub or street. How sad the pub is now closed, it was a great place to go once.
I suppose we will lose that building too, and yet it is one of the last original buildings in Ilderton Road, that old church being another one, Ilderton School and the former Baptist church at the other side of what used to be the Grand Surrey canal, now another horrid busy road. The Canterbury Arms was an old pub originally, knocked down when they built the Tustin in 1967. There was also one of the smallest pubs ever called the Little Wonder, a few doors away.
Memories! I could go and on...bet you hope I dont, and I wont!! Cheers everyone, and has anyone else got special memories of Ilderton Road and the surrounding areas?
Wednesday 7 February 2018 8.02pm
Can you tell me if the Barnaby was the pub that had the bar that was covered in coins or was it the Prince of Wales in ruby street thanks
Steve
Friday 9 February 2018 12.45pm
SteveO wrote:
Can you tell me if the Barnaby was the pub that had the bar that was covered in coins or was it the Prince of Wales in ruby street thanks
Steve

As a patron of both pubs from my misspent late twenties to early forties, it was The Barnaby that had the coins, (old pennies?) stuck in the surface of the bar, it was run by George Cottle, and his wife Maureen, who also had the Red Cow in The Grange.
The Prince of Wales in Ruby Street was run by Teddy Haines, or maybe Haynes, not sure of the spelling.
At the time that I used the Prince of Wales, I was heavily involved with a Polish girl, who could have won the Miss World contest had she deigned to enter it, “our song” was Rod Stewart’s Maggie May, and it was played to death in that pub, no wonder we were always in there.
Thursday 15 February 2018 2.18pm
Tom Pepper wrote:
SteveO wrote:
Can you tell me if the Barnaby was the pub that had the bar that was covered in coins or was it the Prince of Wales in ruby street thanks
Steve

As a patron of both pubs from my misspent late twenties to early forties, it was The Barnaby that had the coins, (old pennies?) stuck in the surface of the bar, it was run by George Cottle, and his wife Maureen, who also had the Red Cow in The Grange.
The Prince of Wales in Ruby Street was run by Teddy Haines, or maybe Haynes, not sure of the spelling.
At the time that I used the Prince of Wales, I was heavily involved with a Polish girl, who could have won the Miss World contest had she deigned to enter it, “our song” was Rod Stewart’s Maggie May, and it was played to death in that pub, no wonder we were always in there.

Ironically, the Barnaby was the first pub I had to get a pint in with a pound coin, I tried to wave it around for the barmaid to see, like an old pound. It was match day, I was there a while.

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