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Latimer Arms

Picture source: Mac Booker


The Latimer Arms was situated at 198 Latimer Road. The pub’s address was originally 1 Walmer Road, however the northern end of Walmer Road was actually lost in the late 1960s when the A40 Westway was built but the pub survived and the building is still there today. It would seem that it remained open as a pub until the early 1990s. There are various unsubstantiated stories about the pub. It is reputed to have featured as ‘The Skinners Arms’ in ‘Steptoe & Son’ and also used in episodes of ‘Minder’. It’s also said that around the start of the last century when QPR played their football at Latimer Road, the players used the pub to get changed before walking down Latimer Road to the football pitch. The building now appears to have been converted into residential flats.
In the episode of BBC tv's 'Steptoe and Son' entitled 'Loathe Story' (Series 7, episode 5 original BBC 1 transmission Monday 20th March 1972), the Latimer Arms is featured as the Skinners Arms.
Martin Percival (January 2016)
This pub closed in 1998 by which time it was known as The New Latimer Arms.
T C (April 2016)

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Name Dates Comments
Jim Butcher 1982-1984 Used to work there with former girlfriend when Eamonn the Irishman was the landlord.
Dean Harman 1984-1990 This lovely pub was my local for about six years until I moved away from London. I have very fond memories of the great characters that used to drink there. The landlord was named Dermot to begin with, but then it was taken over by eammon Walsh with his partner Julie.
Lyn Boniface 1976-1980 Used to go down there with husband and wife, Bill and Phil Eustace
Mark Eustace 1973-1986 A Great Family Pub and Some Really Great and funny Memories. ( Anyone remember the Horse coming in :-) Bill and Peggy Preston ran it for years, then Dermot took over-Many Afternoons, Nights & New Years Eves spent down the Latimer as well as birthdays etc etc. Every Sunday was a ritual for us, Me, Dad, Brothers, Girlfriends and Grandad all Marched down together. Great Times, Happy Days
Cathy Early 1960s My parents Sean and Kathleen Hegarty were the publicans until June 1962. It was their first pub. I attended St Joseph’s school later demolished. My memory of that walk to school was of beautiful terrace houses with wrought iron fencing now all demolished to accommodate the a40. I remember the pub as huge but having revisited in the 1990’s it was of course much smaller than my age 6 memories.
Terry White 1990-1998 My Auntie and Uncle owned the pub before it became a gallery/art studio, had some amazing evenings in that place, do miss those days.

Other Photos
Date of photo: 1971

Picture source: Stephen Scofield