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About Museum Tavern


Atmospheric 19th century pub with original features and beer garden, located opposite the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Serving real ales and traditional British comfort food in a family-friendly and dog-friendly environment. Expanded in 1855, The Museum Tavern still retains much of its historic charm, including carved wooden fittings and stained-glass windows. Initially called The Dog & Duck, the original site dates back even further, with its early name referencing the hunting that once took place in surrounding ponds. The pub eventually updated its name to reflect its changing surroundings after the construction of The British Museum in the 1760s. Full of character, The Museum Tavern is the perfect spot to grab a drink after work or catch up with friends over a plate of comfort food. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available, alongside a wide-ranging drinks menu.

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