Sunday, December 03, 2006

Victorian Pubs - 3 December 2006

The Argyll ArmsOur historical theme continued in to Sunday when we enjoyed an English Heritage ‘pub-crawl’ around eight ornately decorated Victorian listed Public Houses. Unfortunately, being Sunday the two closest to the City of London were closed.

The SalisburyWe started at The Argyll Arms, just off Oxford St where we had a luke-warm meal which would have been much better had it been delivered to our table hot. Sampling various wares we visited The Tottenham, The Salisbury, The Coal Hole and The Princess Louise. We passed by The Cittie of Yorke and The Punch Tavern then finished with dessert at The Black Friar.

The Argyll ArmsThe cut and acid-etched glass and mirrors in a number of these establishments are quite something to behold. It is amazing that so much of this Victorian opulence survived the Blitz.

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