To the left of the main entrance, and with its own splendidly tiled side entrance, is the lounge. This, clearly, used to be two rooms (the Private Bar and the Saloon) and the wall could easily be replaced (the separate door to the Saloon survives, albeit blocked up). There is lovely tiling here up to dado level plus original tiled fireplaces. The public bar to the right of the entrance is, as it should be, plainer with lino floor and some original etched windows.
There used to be a separate games room at the back but, sadly, this was opened out a few years ago to become an extension to the lounge.
All the rooms are served by a splendid island bar with original counter and fittings.
One drawback of The Painters is that it doesn't serve real ale, though being an Irish-run pub, the Guinness is well presented. Just down the road, the Good-Beer-Guide-listed Bricklayers offers two Everards beers and three changing guests.