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Devereux

20 Devereux Court
Aldwych
London
WC2R 3JJ

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 8.00 pm
SundayMidday - 8.00 pm

About the Pub

Following a period of closure, this venue reopened in March 2019 as "a proper pub". It is located in a quiet courtyard in the Middle Temple heart of London's legal district. The pub is deceptively larger inside than its exterior would suggest; wood panelling, booths, partitions and historical prints predominate. Note that the stairs down to the WCs are steep and low-ceilinged.

Four ales are on cask plus a range of craft keg and bottled beers. Good-value toasties and simple bar snacks are available.

Sunday opening when football on.

Historic Interest

Devereux Court takes its name from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and a famous parliamentary general in the Civil War; his bust adorns the facade. The original site builder here in the 1670s was Dr Nicholas Barbon, son of "Praise-God Barebones". The attractive Grade II-listed pub was built in 1844; part of the site used to be the Grecian Coffee House frequented by members of the Royal Society and the likes of Addison and Steele. In the early 18th century Sarah Mapp the Bonesetter (cross-eyed, very fat and "hideously ugly") carried on her trade here, some of her operations in the presence of Sir Hans Sloane.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Gales Seafarers Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Source: Regional

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    15%

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Toilet on ground floor; two steps up to pub itself.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz on Mondays at 7pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky & BT - major events only.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Devereux

20 Devereux Court
Aldwych
London
WC2R 3JJ

Sat Nav Reference

51.512785, -0.11243

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Nearby Station (700m)

London Blackfriars

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (250m)

Temple

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