Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Golden Lion

Cannock Road

Since the other photographs were taken, the Golden Lion has received a coat of white paint. Photo courtesy of John Maddan.
Listing: The Golden Lion public house, Cannock Road.

Comment: A two storey pub in pink to mauve-grey brick, in a prominent position on a major road junction.

Traditional in form, with a hipped roof, it has streamlined, moderne elevations with large metal windows, and doorcases with streamlined side mouldings, flat hoods, jazzy windows above the doors, and circular plaques of eagles above.

The interior was gutted in 2007. The garden survives at the rear, its terrace marked by a low stone wall.

This is the better survivor of the architect Twentyman’s two most significant pre-war pubs.

Its historical importance, its position in an area itself of historic importance (Fallings Park Garden Suburb), and the quality of the exterior means that it retains its significance despite recent alterations.