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Ten years ago today I created the 315th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.
It has been a branch of McDonalds since 2003 but this building was once the Greenford Hotel, one of several pubs in the area providing accommodation for golfers at local courses and commercial travellers. It was built at the same time as the Bridge Hotel in Greenford Road, opening in 1937, and it seems an error was made when the licences were applied for, the names were mixed up, which is why the Greenford Hotel was next to a bridge and the Bridge Hotel wasn’t. The pub went through a number of name changes before it closed, it was McGinty’s and the Pig and Whistle, and there was a club, Barberella’s, but it is at a busy junction, some distance from houses, and it probably has a higher footfall as a McDonalds than it did as a pub. The building retains many period details, including carved timbers and stonework, as well as beautiful chimneys.
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