The impressive pub, which stands on the corner of the Barking Road and Green Street in Upton Park, E6, has swelled the privately owned pub company’s estate to 15 predominantly freehold businesses.
Built in 1899-1900, it is a short walk from Upton Park underground station and was a former pre and post-match favourite for West Ham supporters before the club moved to its new ground in Stratford.
Grade II listed
Pub company managing director Elton Mouna said: “The Boleyn Tavern is an imposing Victorian Grade II-listed corner pub fitting wonderfully in to our portfolio of quality heritage London pubs.
“It is very rewarding to purchase a pub with 118 years history knowing we will continue using the building for what it was built for – a quality pub for local people to meet, eat, drink and socialise.”
The pub gets its name from the old name for the football ground, which was the Boleyn. The ground was named after the Boleyn family, yes the one whose daughter Anne married Henry VIII, who were from Kent but built a manor house in what became East Ham. Apparently the idea of setting up a home in East Ham was to attract the king and courtiers to stay with the family and hunt in Epping Forest.
Mouna said he was delighted to have exchanged contracts after some tough negotiations with Greene King and thanked agents AG&G, for “the sterling work of Naomi Jones of solicitors TV Edwards and the Remarkable Pubs HQ team led by Liz Pallace”.
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