Pre-empting Bastille Day (14th July), this month's meet up will be at the French House in Soho! (meet upstairs!) The French House is a Grade II listed pub previously known as
Pre-empting Bastille Day (14th July), this month’s meet up will be at the French House in Soho! (meet upstairs!)
The French House is a Grade II listed pub previously known as the York Minster, but was informally called “the French pub” or “the French house” by its regulars. The name was changed to “The French House” after the fire at York Minster in 1984. Contributions toward the restoration fund started arriving at the pub. Upon forwarding them, Gaston Berlemont found that the cathedral had been receiving deliveries of claret intended for him.
The French House sells more Ricard than anywhere else in Britain and only serves beer in half-pints, except for on April the first, when a recent custom has been that Suggs serves the first pint of the day.
After the fall of France in World War II, General Charles de Gaulle escaped to London where he formed the Free French Forces. His speech rallying the French people, “À tous les Français” is said to have been written in the pub.
Actors, writers, artists and wits rub shoulders with royalty, bohemians and the film world in this, the most iconic of Soho watering holes. A fabulous and entertaining spot to raise a glass in London, the French House truly deserves its reputation as the best known pub in the world’s naughtiest square mile. Its no music, no machines, no television and no mobile phones rule makes it a haven for conversationalists! (pleas note, no food in the evenings).
We will meet in the UPSTAIRS bar!
(Tuesday) 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The French House
49 Dean Street, W1D 5BG London, United Kingdom