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.
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.
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