Wetherspoon pubs have ‘moon’ in their name, linking them with the ideal pub
described by George Orwell. The famous writer called his fictional pub ‘Moon
Under Water’. Originally, this pub was a
branch of Barclays Bank, built in the 1920s. The bank and its spread-eagle
emblem remained a feature of Uxbridge Road until 1989. The former bank, like
most of the surrounding suburb of Hatch End, was built on farmland.