(21) The French House,  
49 Dean St, Soho, London W1
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Our decorative poster shows 27 illustrations of London's pubs which are celebrated for their extraordinary history.

(1) Ye Olde Cock Tavern, Holborn

(2) The Bricklayers Arms, Soho

(3) The Cross Keys, Covent Garden

(4) The Blackfriar, Blackfriars

(5) Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Holborn

(6)  The George Inn, Borough     

(7) The Anchor Inn, Southwark

(8) Ye Olde Mitre, Hatton Garden

(9) The Lamb and Flag, Covent Garden

(10) The George, Temple

(11) The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping

(12) The Wheatsheaf, Fitzrovia

(13) The Cittie of Yorke, Holborn

(14) The Grenadier, Belgravia

(15) The Dog and Duck, Soho

(16) The Cutty Sark, Greenwich

(17) The Flask, Hampstead

(18) The Star Tavern, Belgravia

(19) The Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell

(20) The Seven Stars, Holborn

(21) The French House, Soho  

(22) The Spaniards Inn, Hampstead

(23) The Viaduct Tavern, Holborn

(24) The Nags Head, Knightsbridge

(25) The Mayflower, Rotherhithe

(26) The Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich

(27) The Grapes, Limehouse

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1891 - Grade II listed pub

The French House has only tenuous links to France but the pub was owned by a Belgian family and this might have led to some confusion amongst the regulars.

Also General Charles de Gaulle did visit here while in exile from France during the Second World War.

Until 1984, the pub was called the York Minster,

The tiny pub is known for only serving beer in half-pint glasses, except on 1st April.

There is a long list of artists and writers who frequented the pub. Brendan Behan, Dylan Thomas, Francis Bacon, Daniel Farson, Lucian Freud, Augustus John, Malcolm Lowry, John Mortimer etc etc.

The French House in London's Soho