Listing: The Golden Eagle public house, Hordern Road.
A charming neo-Georgian street corner pub. Two storeys, with a
hipped roof, and sash windows, in pink-red to brown brick with
occasional blue tones. Slightly heavy but attractive Tuscan
doorcases with open pediments, fanlights, and pilasters, very
typical of the architect Hutchings’ work. Chimneys very typical of
this architect, with vertical recesses and corbelled out tops. One
of a series of similar pubs designed by Hutchings for Butlers (cf.
New Crown, Wednesfield; Villiers Arms, Bilston) and the best
survivor. It retains a significant amount of its interior, including
a genuine 18th century fireplace in the lounge with eared surround
and egg-and-dart decoration, believed to come from the Molineux