The Plough - Museum St. - London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 51° 31.062 W 000° 07.534
30U E 699426 N 5711315
Quick Description: The Plough is a historic Victorian pub, dating from 1895, in London's Bloomsbury District.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/4/2014 8:25:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0ZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Plough is part of the Taylor Walker chain of pubs, so the menu is the same, but the building itself dates back to 1895, and retains much of its Victorian charm. There is also some outside seating on its corner location on Museum street in the historic Bloomsbury District. A sign outside the pub tells the story:


The pub dates to the late Victorian era and was much frequented by
writers and artists before the war, when it was known as "the
Baby's Bottom", perhaps because it was once painted pink. It was
originally a Taylor Walker brewery pub (the original company was
founded in 1730 but its name was established in 1816).

It lies on Museum Street, originally called Peter Street, the name
being altered soon after the establishment of the British Museum,
formerly Montague House built in 1678.

The area of Bloomsbury was developed by the Russell family in the
17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. The major
development of the squares that we see today started in about 1800
when Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford removed Bedford House
and developed the land to the north with Russell Square as its

Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education and
medicine. The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group, the
most celebrated of whom was Virginia Woolf, the group met in
private homes in the area in the early 1900's. Other groups, such as
the Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs, formed here in 1765 by John
Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a
group of artists and writers, was also founded here in John Millais'
parents' house on Gower Street in 1848.

Other well known residents included the novelist Charles Dickens
who lived at 14 Great Russell Street; Charles Darwin, the naturalist
and scientist who lived at 12 Upper Gower Street; George du
Maurier, the artist and writer, lived at 91 (formerly 46) Great Russell
Street; and JM Barrie, the playwright and novelist who lived in
Guilford Street and Grenville Street when he first moved to London
and is where the Darling Family in Peter Pan live.
Real Ale: yes

Bar Food Available: yes

Restaurant: yes

Garden: no

CAMRA Listed: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Children Allowed: Not listed

Dogs Allowed: Not Listed

Accommodation: Not Listed

Beer brewed on site: Not Listed

General comments: Not listed

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