Sir John Falstaff

Status: Closed
Address: 17 Eastcheap, EC3M 8AA (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
London borough: City of London
Former name(s): Discerning Draughstman
King's Head [same site]
Former address: [or 17-19 Eastcheap]
43a Eastcheap (1884)
44 Eastcheap (1856)
Historical parish: St Andrew Hubbard
Dates open: [1839]-[1991]
Good Beer Guide: 1988
Notes: The Post Office directories list this as a restaurant in 1895 and 1915, but it is still marked on maps as a public house. Now a shop. The "Tanner's Hall" (12 Philpot La, see separate entry) appears to have been attached to this pub in later years.
Photo taken in October 2015
Sources: Close date: Pubs History
OS 1875/1896/1916/1957/1971
PO 1839/1841/1856/1869/1882 (all as "King's Head")/1895 (as "Falstaff Restaurant")/1915 (as "restaurant")
References: COL/SVD/PL/02/0204
COL/SVD/PL/02/0763 (as "Sir John Falstaff, formerly The Discerning Draughstman")
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