Lady Ottoline11a Northington Street
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Closed suddenly end June 2016 as operators the Affinity Group had gone into receivership. Reopened in Feb 2018 under the auspices of Market Taverns who amongst other things run The Market Porter, Borough and the more nearby Perseverance.
It is a single bar pub, just off Gray's inn Road, that from the outside still shows its Charrington's past. There has been a pub on this site from at least 1756, originally backing onto the stables of a local brewery.
The bar features large wooden tables and chairs with a long wooden bar and modern back gantry. The two entrance ways are interesting in themselves while the two upstairs rooms have been converted to table service dining rooms. The toilets are downstairs. The main bar still feels pub-like, with a traditional pub menu and the ales on offer have definitely improved since reopening. The bar features a TV screen but it was silent at the time of this survey.
Lady Ottoline was, amongst many things, a strong supporter of the Bloomsbury Set, a literary hostess and patron of the arts. She once had properties in nearby Bedford Square & Gower St.