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Nell Gwynne

1-2 Bull Inn Court

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MondayMidday - 8.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 8.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 8.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 10.00 pm
FridayMidday - 10.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 10.00 pm

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. The regional beers on offer often include some unusual ones. Toasties are available and you can invent your own, see pub website! A splendid little place for anyone wanting to recapture the Dickensian pleasures of well-hidden pubs, or get over a session of 'retail therapy'. Beware steep stairs down to WC. Available for private hire on Sundays.

On this site in 1667 at the Old Bull Inn, the diarist Samuel Pepys met 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 cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • St Austell Tribute

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Redemption Trinity
  • Sambrook's Pumphouse Pale
  • West Berkshire Maggs' Mild

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

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Nell Gwynne

1-2 Bull Inn Court

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51.51012, -0.122671


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (300m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Charing Cross

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Nell Gwynne - Strand

Nell Gwynne

1-2 Bull Inn Court

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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