Located on the small Macclesfield Street at the northern entrance to Chinatown, there has been a pub on this site since around 1685 when the Horse and Dolphin coaching inn was built. The inn survived until 1890 when it was demolished and replaced with a new pub called the Macclesfield. The name of the pub survives in the nearby Horse and Dolphin Yard. The pub became De Hems in 1959 (named after a Dutch merchant seaman that used to own the pub) and in the 1980s it became the Dutch themed bar that it still is today. You can read a review of the pub on Travels with Beer.
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