Bird of Smithfield

Status: Open
Address: 26 Smithfield Street, EC1A 9LB (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
London borough: City of London
Former name(s): 26 Smithfield
Frog and Fiddle
New Market
Newmarket Hotel
New Market and Victoria Hotel
New Market Hotel
Former address: [also listed as 25 Smithfield Street (1991)]
25-26 King Street (1938)
[also listed as 24 &
26 King Street (1921/1915/1910), and as 26 King Street (1895/1869)]
Historical parish: St Sepulchre
Dates open: [1869]-c1940, 1964-
rebuilt 1964
Owner: Punch Taverns (former)
Charrington (former)
Hoare's (former)
Website: Website
Notes: Renamed as "26 Smithfield" in c2007, and as "Bird of Smithfield" in 2013. Primarily a restaurant, but includes a separate bar. This was located next to the "Victoria Hotel" (at 24 King Street), and seems to have subsumed it by 1910, when this property is called the "New Market and Victoria Hotel" (though they are still marked separately on contemporary Ordnance Survey maps and the "Victoria" name shows up on its own in a 1921 directory).
Photo taken in June 2013
Sources: Rebuilding date: Archives
Owner: WhatPub/Tris C (e-mail)
OS 1875/1896/1916/1970 (as "Newmarket")/1983
PO 1869/1882/1895 (all as "New Market Hotel")/1915 (as "New Market & Victoria Hotel")
References: COL/SVD/PL/02/0183 (as "New Market")
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