MARQUIS OF LORNE
49a Dalyell Road, Brixton, Lambeth, London SW9 9SA
We pay tribute to this undiscovered gem of a Brixton/Stockwell boozer.
The immaculate tiled exterior of the Marquis of Lorne pub, named after the 'courtesy title' of the heir to the dukedom of Argyll.
Above the corner entrance can be seen 'T.T.CASTLE' written in mosaic tiles - this is the name of one Theodore Townsend Castle who ran the Marquis during the 1880s.
The original tiles are in superb condition and the large windows make this a great place to read the paper with a pint.
Another view of this beautiful old boozer. The exterior is Grade II listed (since 1981).
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MARQUIS
It's certainly not a place for thrill seekers, but we had a pleasant enough drink in the Marquis with some friends - and the beer was mighty cheap too (just £2 for a pint of Bass!).
Dartboard ahoy! Judging by the profusion of stray dart marks way underneath the board there must be some pretty awful players there. Or really drunk ones.
There's also a pool table out the back.
The decor could best be described as 'delightfully untroubled by modern influence.' And there's nowt wrong with that.
The place could, perhaps, use a few more punters to keep its head above water, because we'd hate to see it turn into some awful style bar or, more likely, disappear altogether like so many pubs in the area (see: Lost pubs and bars of Brixton).
Heading home. It's great that such a old school pub exists, but it's going to need your custom to survive, so if you live in the area, pop in for a pint!
CELEB FACT! Mike Skinner from The Streets shot some of video footage in the pub (it's about two minutes in: YouTube
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