Bloomsbury Tavern, London

Welcome to the Bloomsbury Tavern

Set in the heart of London’s 'theatreland' and close to the British Museum


Set in the heart of London’s 'theatreland' and close to the British Museum, the Bloomsbury Tavern is the perfect place from which to explore the capital’s cultural attractions.

This traditional pub, which dates from 1856, offers a range of Shepherd Neame ales and a good wine selection, as well as satisfying pub food, a function room and a warm welcome.

Atmospheric and comfortable, the Bloomsbury Tavern is conveniently placed for Tottenham Court Road and Holborn tube stations.

The gothic-style pub makes its own contribution to the capital’s unique heritage thanks to its resident ghost. Legend has it that the Tavern was the last drinking spot on the way to the hangings at Marble Arch.

Opening times

  • Mon - Sat

    11:00 - 23:00

  • Sun - Bank Holidays

    12:00 - 20:00

How to find us

Bloomsbury Tavern

236 Shaftesbury Avenue,

020 7379 9811

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What our customers say ...

“Hidden gem” - We visited the Bloomsbury for a quick drink and really enjoyed it. The bar is a hidden gem. We tried asahi and a pale ale - the vibe is small which makes the atmosphere lively. I recommend this place the friends.


“Exelent place for friendly beers!!” - One of the few places in London where you can drink in the company of really friendly people ...... really enjoyed the service and the beers of the oldest in England !!


“Chips and beer” - I've been many times to drink Shepherd Neame's beers (the brewery exists from 1698). The Double Stout is great, a perfect English Stout rated more than 90 on Rate beer, The Christmas Ale is very good, The staff is very friendly, and efficient. On the bench two girls Italian speaking excellent English and also franch and italian and an Australian guy friendly. Friendly pub, small and familiar, but very well appointed.