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The Tabard Inn in Bedford Park, London W4, by Richard Norman Shaw, 1880. [Click on images to enlarge them.] The Tabard Inn "was built as part of the range of buildings incorporating the Bedford Park Stores" ("The Tabard"). Note the "tile-hung gables and shallow bay windows" (Curl 123).

Left: Interior of one of the bars. Right: Close-up of original tiling, designd by William De Morgan (there are tiles designed by Walter Crane here, as well). [Click on images to enlarge them.]

The Tabard Inn and adjoining buildings

Related Material


Curl, James Stevens. Victorian Architecture. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1990.

"The Tabard." Plaque outside the inn.

Last modified 9 June 2015