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Welcome to the Bloomsbury Tavern

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An historic pub in Holborn

Dating back to 1856 and Grade II listed, The Bloomsbury Tavern is one of the most fascinating historic pubs near Holborn. It was once the ominous final watering hole en route to the hangman’s noose at Marble Arch - but today, the pub provides a rather more welcoming prospect!

The pub is handily placed for visiting the British Museum, Covent Garden, and Theatreland, making it the perfect Holborn pub pitstop on any great day out. 

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Our ales, wine and food

Fine fare flows in abundance at our tavern in London, with superb Shepherd Neame ales on tap, an exceptional choice of wines, and fresh food served all day. Meanwhile, natural light streams through stained glass windows, creating a welcoming, atmospheric vibe - in stark contrast to that deliciously dark history.

It all adds up to the perfect pub in Holborn, ideal for a leisurely lunch, a post-work pint or a weekend stop-off on the tourist trail. Pop in and try one of our favourite menu items for yourself; we’re sure you won’t regret it.

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Heart of London's West End

Close to Tottenham Court Road and Holborn tube station, The Bloomsbury Tavern is both easy to find and well connected. Our pub near Holborn is set right in the heart of the West End Theatreland, making it a great base from which to explore the capital’s cultural attractions.

With its hangman history, The Bloomsbury Tavern is one of the London’s cultural attractions itself. Drink, dine, and savour the atmosphere of Holborn’s most historic ‘hang-out’. Don’t worry, the welcome is far more warm than it was back then, however!