Hidden in the narrow alleyways of the City is the Jamaica Wine House, beautifully restored by Kent brewer Shepherd Neame. Its unusual sandstone frontage contains an exquisite interior of dark mahogany partitions under a unique enamelled metal ceiling.
The building we see today was built in the late 19th century on the site of England's first coffee house, the Pasqua Rosee's Head, opened in 1652. The Jam Pot, as it known by regulars, has two historic neighbours, the George and Vulture (Chop House) ans Simpsons Tavern, both more restaurant than pub, but well worth a look. The Jamaica Wine House -
Our visit to this pub was impromptu and we were not disappointed with the location, exterior, interior or atmosphere. From where it was located it looked empty from afar, yet once inside the pub it oozed atmosphere and character.