E.J.Wilkins

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Crown & Anchor

A local pub.

Almost directly opposite the Guildhall and at the other end of the Zebra Crossing is this little "pub" which serves both food and drinks.

It isn't the prettiest of buildings, but even so it's very "British". I'd think, from the style of the sash windows, it is probably an early 20th Century Edwardian building. It may have once been two houses, as you can see there's a second 'front door' at the site, and two sets of chimneys.

The name "Crown and Anchor" suggests that the original landlord was showing allegiance to both the Monarch and the Royal Navy, perhaps it was originally owned by a retired Naval officer?

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A slight issue with upload because this has lost the detail of the door. The panes of glass continue to the top, the detail is there on the original image, but now they seem to have disappeared into the gloom.
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Winchester


Crown & Anchor

A local pub.

Almost directly opposite the Guildhall and at the other end of the Zebra Crossing is this little "pub" which serves both food and drinks.

It isn't the prettiest of buildings, but even so it's very "British". I'd think, from the style of the sash windows, it is probably an early 20th Century Edwardian building. It may have once been two houses, as you can see there's a second 'front door' at the site, and two sets of chimneys.

The name "Crown and Anchor" suggests that the original landlord was showing allegiance to both the Monarch and the Royal Navy, perhaps it was originally owned by a retired Naval officer?

.....
A slight issue with upload because this has lost the detail of the door. The panes of glass continue to the top, the detail is there on the original image, but now they seem to have disappeared into the gloom.
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comments (16)

Quintessential England, Ellie. Do they serve real ale, though?
EJWilkins: I believe they sell Greene King wink
Greene King should be OK! It is a very British pub and your comments about the upload are interesting. I wonder why the detail has been lost?
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 May 2008, 04:06
Ilike this photo looks British love the Edwardian windows
I think you're right about this once having been two buildings Ellie. This is a wonderful picture (pity about the front door) because it concentrates on the sort of building we see - but we don't see. You have a wonderful eye for detail - please keep using it!
  • paul
  • 30 May 2008, 08:45
I was hoping for a review of the beer as well as the building Ellie smile Interesting shot
Someday I will get to Britain and into a pub.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 30 May 2008, 12:05
Hope the beers cold. Nice shot Ellie. I never tire of seeing the pubs and their quirky names.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 30 May 2008, 13:07
Interesting write up on this public house, Ellie. very enjoyable.
It's a charming scene, and the building definitely has the style and character that evokes Britain, for me.
  • Karima
  • Washington DC
  • 30 May 2008, 15:16
Just totally love these images of a place. Terrific composition. I want to hop a plane and head on over for a pint.
  • brianaw
  • Leicestershire
  • 30 May 2008, 16:23
Looks a good place for a pub lunch and a pint of Abbott Ale Ellie, between photographs of course.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 May 2008, 18:09
How appropriate for a Friday post. I wouldn't mind a pint myself smile Have a great weekend!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 30 May 2008, 18:33
Nice place to be "anchored" in on Friday night. smile
  • Alan
  • Southampton.. sunny south coast of England
  • 30 May 2008, 21:42
Lovely, Ellie. You've got some real gems from your Winchester visit.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 May 2008, 23:53
Voted Ellie's picture of the week. It looks cosey.

Nice and sharp picture.
  • Sheila
  • Spain mostly, England a little
  • 31 May 2008, 07:27
You were so lucky to get this shot with no people and no traffic. So you have the typical country town pub, in an untypical setting. So well done, Ellie

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