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“Well worth the visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shepherds Tavern

Shepherds Tavern
Ranked #5,716 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$11 - US$17
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Description: The Shepherds Tavern is a handsome feature in the Shepherd Market landscape. Built in 1735 as part of the original redevelopment of the area by Edward Shepherd, after the original May Fair was moved to Bow in 1686. Edward Sheppard was an architect and property owner, the tavern was built on ground belonging to him. Formally a butter shop, the exact date of when the building converted into pub is not known. English born actress M.B.E Wendy Richard lived in the pub from 1948 to 1953, and is honoured by the Heritage Foundation.
Spokane, Washington
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

One can visit London and sometimes see only very populated and busy streets. If the visitor takes the time he/she can find small village-like streets and neighborhoods. I took the tube to Green Park Station. At the exit, I turned down the very busy Picadilly St. in search of White Horse Lane. Becoming frustrated in my search, I asked a man selling oil paintings on the street for directions. He smiled and pointed down the block to a nearly invisible lane. After I turned the corner, I was in a different world. The very narrow lane led to a area of early 18th century buildings with a small village atmosphere. I felt in a different world and could easily picture the street scene decorated for Christmas. The area consists of small shops and a couple of pubs, one of which is the Shepherd's Tavern. Like most of the buildings, this tavern was built in the 1720's and I believe the exterior is original. The tavern's interior has a lot of atmosphere. Since it was a busy afternoon, I had my pint in the large upstair's room, which is beautifully decorated in keeping with the building. Judging by the crowd and the reviews of other Trip Advisor reviews, the food must be as good as the atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Germantown, Maryland
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273 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Cozy pub, good beer and wone selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Great location, quiet street, between Picadilly and Oxford St. Nice staff, clean bathrooms, good beer and wine selection. Also, they play the rugby and football, which we appreciated!

Visited March 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
“Fish and Chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Stopped by to grab a pint and fish n chips. Lovely place and staff is extremely friendly even to the Yanks. You cannot go wrong here for a relaxing break on a visit to London

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London
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome Pub in Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Went for just a quick drink , ended up staying all night, great food, great atmosphere, not full of pretentious city types, just good honest people.

Im a stickler for cleanliness, this place clean, tidy, good food..............try it!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matthew H
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great atmosphere & fantastic staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Very welcoming pub in great area. We had our work Christmas party here mid December and were looked after very well. Food and drinks were great and fantastic value. Plus our area was nicely decorated and we even got complimentary Christmas crackers. The best feature of the place definately is the staff. Landlady Sonia is a joy to deal with and she couldn't be more helpful. Same goes about the other lovely staff members that made our visit a great experience.
Thank you!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lozzy73
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