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Mabel's Tavern: A new favourite?
Ideal situation, close to Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston stations makes this pub very worth a visit. Went in twice in Oct 2006, both times beer (most important!) and food very good, and at a reasonable price for London. All beers are from the Shepherd Neame brewery - espescially enjoyed the "late red" on my last visit.
Here's the brewery description of this pub, interesting reading:-One of Shepherd Neame's new London acquisitions Mabel's Tavern, as it is known, apparently refers to Mabel Macinelly who was born in Dublin, Ireland. She married into the family who owned Hamilton House in Mabledon Place and became Mabel Hamilton. Not much information is known about Mabel except that she owned a cat called Felix and she died in the 1970s. Since her death she has been known to revisit the pub and on one occasion she called the landlady's name repeatedly in the early hours of the morning. She has also been known to operate the dumb waiter that used to stand in the pub - this is a little eerie as the dumb waitier was ripped out of the pub several years ago. The occupants have heard it in operation in the early hours of the morning but when they investigated there was nothing to be seen. It has also been said that Mabel had a grandaughter who has recently visited the Tavern when researching her family. If you know anything about Mabel and her life in Dublin or London we would be fascinated to hear from you.
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