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The Jamaica Wine House, London » The Jamaica Wine House, London

Tucked away in St Michael's Alley, part of a labyrinth of charming medieval courts and alleys off Cornhill and Lombard Street, the Jamaica Wine House was originally London's first coffee house, which opened in 1652 and is thought to have been visited by Samuel Pepys. The current 19th century building is one of the most atmospheric pubs in the City, flush with Victorian splendour, featuring an oak-panelled bar, high partitions and ornate ceilings. The pub is currently owned by Shepherd Neame who refurbished the pub in April 2009.

Tucked away in St Michael’s Alley, part of a labyrinth of charming medieval courts and alleys off Cornhill and Lombard Street, the Jamaica Wine House was originally London’s first coffee house, which opened in 1652 and is thought to have been visited by Samuel Pepys. The current 19th century building is one of the most atmospheric pubs in the City, flush with Victorian splendour, featuring an oak-panelled bar, high partitions and ornate ceilings. The pub is currently owned by Shepherd Neame who refurbished the pub in April 2009.

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