Seven Stars, Aldwych

53-54 Carey Street
020 7242 8521

The Seven Stars is a historic pub with an unspoilt interior and has been run for several years by the splendidly named Roxy Beaujolais.  It is popular with lawyers from the Law Courts across the road.

It’s possible that William Shakespeare drank here, as the Middle Temple performances of his plays were only a few doors away. And Charles Dickens is supposed to have based his Magpie & Stump in Pickwick Papers on the Seven Stars.

There are three excellent brewery and whisky mirrors on the walls (photo 2) along with posters for British films featuring the legal profession. The steep stairs to the loo, a legacy of the historic interior, are a challenge even when you’re sober. The small snug on the far left is called the Wig Box (photo 4).

The outside frontage of the pub (photo 1) is Victorian and the etched and painted door glass has the unusual labelling ‘Private Counter’ and ‘General Counter’ (photo 3).

Four changing cask beers are served and quality food cooked by the landlady is available.

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