Seven Stars, Aldwych

53-54 Carey Street
020 7242 8521

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

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

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

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