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The Museum Tavern: Museum Rest Stop
After having a good look around The British Museum (or mid look round) The Museum Pub just opposite is a good place to go to get something to eat or to just have a drink.
The Website and a plaque on the Wall informs us that
The Museum Tavern was expanded in 1855 and much of what we see today dates from then or a little later. Despite the removal of partitions that divided Victorian drinkers, much of the carved wooden fittings, etched and cut glass outer windows and some coloured leaded-glass detail remain.
This cosy and elegant pub was the work of architect William Finch Hill and is probably his only surviving work, save for the recently reopened Hat & Feathers in Clerkenwell. Hill was well known for his music hall designs but alas these seem to have all gone. In the early eighteenth century a pub called the Dog & Duck stood here. Its name reflecting the hunting that took place on the surrounding swamps and ponds.
The British Museum was built in the 1760's and the pub changed its name to suit.
Past customers are said to include, J.B. Priestley, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Karl Marx.
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday 10:00 - 22:00
Food Serving Times
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
- Beer Tasting
Museum Tavern: English Pub: The Museum tavern
The Museum Tavern is a small and cosy Pub opposite the British Museum.
The history of the pub goes back to the early eighteenth century when the first location called the Dog & Duck (yes, there was hunting in the nearby swamps at that time). The British Museum was built in the 1760's and the pub changed its name accordingly.
Today much of the carved wooden fittings, etched and cut glass outer windows and some coloured leaded-glass detail from the buiding designed by William Finch Hill remains.
- Wine Tasting
- Beer Tasting
- Budget Travel
Museum Tavern: Locals lunch here.
Across the street from the British Museum, this pub is convenient, reasonably priced, and offers hearty, tasty British food - thus giving the lie to the idea that all British food is steamed and nasty. The interior is classy: etched glass; stained glass. Former clientele includes Keynes, Wolfe, Wilde and Marx.
Favorite Dish: Shepherd's Pie - filling, hot and tasty. Lots of onions and veggies with meat and potatoes. Aslo Ploughman's Lunches are in generous portions and delicious.
- Family Travel
Museum Tavern: Museum Tavern
This place is a typical pub of London, with decoration and posibility of eating, and it's placed just in front of British Museum, so you can take a break in the visit to get force to go on in the museum in a lovely place.
Favorite Dish: Fish and Chips
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