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Nell Gwynne

1-2 Bull Inn Court
Strand
London
WC2R 0NP

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayNoon - 10.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 8.00 pm

Operator

City Pub Company

About the Pub

Tiny, hard to find Grade II listed pub in a gas lit alleyway between Maiden Lane and the Strand, rebuilt in the late 1890s. Note the Art Nouveau tilework in the passage to the Strand. The dark red colouring of walls and ceiling, together with subdued interior lighting and effectively non-existent natural light, create a very cosy effect. Small raised area at end of bar.

Beers include a regular and up to two guest ales, whilst food offerings are limited to toasties, sausage rolls and scotch eggs. A splendid little place for anyone wanting to recapture the Dickensian pleasures of well-hidden pubs, or get over a session of 'retail therapy'. The pub boasts "one of London’s best jukeboxes packed with classics for the discerning ear". Beware steep stairs down to WC.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed, Historic England ref 1066336. On this site in 1667 at the Old Bull Inn, the diarist Samuel Pepys met "the mighty pretty" Nell Gwynne, then aged 17, already an experienced prostitute and about to become a mistress of Charles II. Also here, the actor William Terris was murdered in 1897 by a deranged stage hand from the Adelphi Theatre next door.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • St Austell Tribute

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Sambrook's Wandle
  • Tiny Rebel Cwtch

Source: Regional

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

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Nell Gwynne

1-2 Bull Inn Court
Strand
London
WC2R 0NP

Sat Nav Reference

51.51012, -0.122671

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Various

Nearby Station (300m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Charing Cross

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Nell Gwynne-1 June 2022

Nell Gwynne

1-2 Bull Inn Court
Strand
London
WC2R 0NP

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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