Old Mary's

Old Mary's

London-West London

May 11, 2018

Located in the heart of Bayswater, a mere whisper from Hyde Park, The Mitre is a handsome grade II listed pub, dating back to 1850...

Located in the heart of Bayswater, a mere whisper from Hyde Park, The Mitre is a handsome grade II listed pub, dating back to 1850. So far, so familiar, but its basement holds something unexpected, namely a cocktail bar, housed in a Dickensian warren of rooms and corridors, which takes its name, slightly ghoulishly, from the resident ghost a former mistress of the building’s one-time owner Lord Craven, who was found murdered in the scullery. Though run by one of the big breweries, the bar serves a nice line in classic cocktails, all of which are elegantly presented in vintage glassware, alongside a range of craft beers. They serve a potent Rum Punch, a sharp Negroni and wonderfully crisp and dry Daiquiri with a dash of passion fruit. Obviously they also serve a Bloody Mary, served classic style with a splash of port or sherry. The space is atmospheric, making the most of its historic setting, and table service further distances it from the pub above. They stock an extensive range of bottled craft beers and if you’re hungry they serve a selection of superior US-style hotdogs, topped with your choice of shaved pepper pastrami, low cooked pulled bbq pork or wild boar chilli, beer fodder of the very best kind.

Main photo credit: Old Mary’s Facebook Page

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