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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The Salisbury




This pub is on St Martin's Lane on the edge of Theatre land in London. It is named after Lord Salisbury(1830-1903) who was the British Prime Minister three times between 1885 and 1902. Before being bought by the Cecil family in 1892 it was known as The Coach and Horses and Ben Caunt's Head and was well known for promoting prize fighting. 






  This is the Cecil family coat of arms between two angels under a canopy above the entrance.




Trying to take a photo of the inside I just succeeded in getting a reflection of the outside!
It was early morning when I was here and as it wasn't open  I couldn't go inside to take a photo. However this one is a much better photo of the inside with its hand carved mahogany and original etched glass.

10 comments:

  1. It looks rather good both inside and out. It is funny how I only came to appreciate English pubs during my last visit. I did not find them very nice when we first visited in 2005.

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  2. Those old pubs are so beautiful with the glass mirrors above the bar. The coat of arms also looks great.

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  3. Those pubs look so much better than those themed thingies popping up everywhere.

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  4. I would love to visit this old pub and will put it on my list of places to visit when I get to London. :-)

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  5. Love that ornate coat of arms above the doorway.

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  6. it would nice to drink beer there

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  7. Nice old pub with great history. The last thing I would ever have thought of in London history would be prize fighting. (Of course I don't think of it much ever at all anywhere. ).

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  8. I have been in this Pub in 1996 ! I checked my sketch book. I even described the interior, there was a "Diane" sculpture with dog and the wooden bar with mirrors and the tables were in marble. I wonder if it has changed, A pity that you couldn't take a picture from inside ! Sweet memories !

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  9. It looks very impressive both inside and out.

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  10. You need to work on your timing so you can nip in for a pint and a picture! London pubs are such s treasure. I have tons of photos of them because I might be a little bit obsessed.

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