These Classic commercial awnings, installed at the Elephant and Castle pub in Holland Street, Kensington replace a similar system we originally installed some twenty years ago; is an indication of just how long Deans have enjoyed the patronage of the Mitchells and Butler portfolio of pubs. The Classic commercial awning is one of our most popular awnings incorporating powder coated aluminium framework which, in this case, has been coloured at our very own powder coating plant in corporate black to match the fabric cover. The Classic commercial awning is a robust, heavy-duty system that comes with a protective hood that sits above the awning and protects it from the elements. The extraordinarily sharp outlines of the Elephant and Castle branding have been produced using our unique RAGS® branding system without which the letter outlines would not have been possible at this level of clarity. The Classic commercial awning can be motorised or of manual configuration, though motorisation is highly recommended for larger sizes such as these.
The Elephant and Castle pub falls under the Nicholsons pub brand and was established back in 1865. The pub is a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. The Elephant and Castle is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson’s collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
Holland Street stands on land that was bought by John Jones in 1722, and the first houses to be built were 3–7 on the south side in 1724, the balance of the houses were completed by 1736. The Street was originally named Parson’s Yard, but was renamed as Holland Street early in the nineteenth Century There is a blue plaque for Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886), the artist and illustrator, who lived at no 24.