Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals

Status: Open
Address: 48 Newman Street, W1T 1QQ (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
London borough: City of Westminster
Former name(s): Dickie Fitz [restaurant]
Newman Street Tavern
Ping Pong [restaurant]
Cambridge Arms
Cambridge Stores
Oxford and Cambridge [same site]
Garrick's Head
Historical parish: Marylebone
Dates open: 1780-2006, 2012-c2016, 2018-
rebuilt 1899
Owner: Ping Pong (former)
Punch Taverns [Spirit Group] (former)
Website: Website
Notes: Renamed as the "Oxford and Cambridge" in 1789, as the "Cambridge Stores" in 1811, as the "Newman Street Tavern" in 2012, as "Dickie Fitz" (a restaurant) in c2016, and as "Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals" in 2018. It was primarily a restaurant as "Newman Street Tavern", and before and after that was just a restaurant. The directories list it as the "Cambridge coffee house" in 1841 and 1856, so it may not have fully been a pub for a period.
Photo taken in August 2018
Sources: Open date/Reopen date: CAMRA
Close date: Beer in the Evening/EM
Renaming: EM
London Drinker U228/WP18/WP28
PO 1841 (as "Cambridge coffeehouse")/1856 (as "Cambridge coffee house")/1869/1882/1895/1915 (all as "Cambridge Stores")
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