The Jerusalem Tavern

“Historic inn with St Peter's Brewery cask and bottled beers” - AA Inspector



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Owned by Suffolk's St Peter’s Brewery, this tavern has close links to Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, David Garrick and the young Handel, who used to drink here on his visits to London. The current premises date from 1720 although the shop frontage dates from about 1810, when it was a workshop for Clerkenwell’s various watch and clock craftsmen. Its dimly lit Dickensian bar, with bare boards, rustic wooden tables, old tiles, candles, open fires and cosy corners, is the perfect film set – which is what it has been on many occasions. A classic pub in every sense, it offers the full range of cask and bottled beers from St Peter’s Brewery, as well as a range of simple pub fare.

The Jerusalem Tavern
55 Britton St, Clerkenwell, LONDON, EC1M 5UQ


  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of ciders

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