I’m a bit obsessed with history. In my opinion this is one of the most fascinating historical buildings in the heart of old Carshalton village, because it’s a pub that no-one (well, hardly anyone) seems to know about, and it’s barely mentioned in the history books. It’s often confused with The Swan Inn that stood further along the road, but this 18th century building pre-dates that entirely.
What amazes me most is that the building in West Street still stands, unlike many, many others of the lost and demolished pub buildings in the area. It’s one of only 4 old pub buildings still standing in and around Carshalton village – of the 11 old pub buildings that are known to have existed. It was only rediscovered in 2011 by accident, with the help of local historian John Phillips.
Infact I’m so fascinated by it I’ve imagined what The Old Swan Ale House may have looked like if it was still operating today.
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Local culture and heritage is really important to Lazystuff, and this is why we’ve produced this brand new illustration for The Friends of Honeywood Museum in Carshalton Village. It’s printed on an A6 greeting card available to purchase directly in the museum shop. The greeting card retails at £2.50 and it helps raise funds and awareness of this historic and fascinating museum.
The new Friend of Honeywood Museum greeting card is printed on a luxurious 300gsm textured cream paper, which I hope you’ll agree, gives a special and unique feel. It comes complete with a bright white envelope. The paper is sourced from an FSC acredited papermill, which means the paper is ethically sourced. For every tree used, another one is planted. You’ll be able to purchase your card in the gift shop directly, and it’s also available online at lazystuff.com for people who don’t live nearby, or are interested in buying a mounted A4 version of the print, which includes a FREE greeting card. We now offer international delivery too – please enquire. The greeting card is £2.50, the A4 Mounted Print + FREE card is £18 and an A4 Mounted and Framed Print + FREE card is £25.
We’re delighted to tell you that our brand new Lazystuff mug is available to purchase from The Friends Of Honeywood Museum gift shop in Carshalton. It takes pride of place on the shelf next to other local art, books and memorabilia – and of course, the Carshalton Pub Crawl mug…
Wallington is a small town in South London, and was once part of Surrey. Perhaps it’s sometimes overlooked, but provides some historic architecture and local landmarks. The mug features the fountain at Elms Pond, Butter Hill, the Holy Trinity Church Spire, the Lavender Sculpture, the Old Town Hall and the War Memorial at Wallington Green.
The quality ceramic mug costs £12 and helps support your local museum. The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe and our premium ceramic mugs can be used on hotter more intensive washes for extra durability.
Available in gorgeous Green or sophisticated Cool Grey
Due to popular demand, Lazystuff has released two new versions of the Carshalton Pub Crawl Print 2019. We hope you like them. A Cool Grey that works perfectly with muted colour schemes, and a warm Green as an alternative to the original cool Blue.
This gives you a couple more purchase options, and even more choices about where to hang them in your home. Currently only available unframed.
I hope you agree that these are rather cute and retro-styled coasters, and would look great even if you didn’t know the pubs really well. This super-exclusive product is available to purchase now, and would make a unique and thoughtful gift. They look even better ‘in the flesh’ than a photo does justice!
We think these will compliment the Carshalton pub crawl print, perfectly. They provide a full-colour detailed illustration of each pub in the village of Carshalton, in South London.
These are very good quality and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed:
Extremely Hardwearing Heat resistant Mirror gloss finish Hardboard backing The best quality inks Lots of purchase options Retro and stylish, they’re perfect for the home Would make a perfect small gift for friends and family