Brother’s Ben and Ed have been working hard for the past year in giving some much needed love to The Clifton. The once adored local pub in the beautiful backstreets of St Johns Wood has been closed and sitting vacant for over 3 years and after some essential TLC it has reopened with a new lease of life.
The Clifton, dating back to the 19th Century, began life as a hunting lodge on the Eyre estate. Built in 1846 the merchant owner later obtained an ale licence and it became a pub. It is reported that Edward VII conducted his affair with the actress Lillie Langtry in the rooms above the premises after they met at a party. As royalty was not permitted to frequent public houses, the king had the name changed to The Clifton Hotel.
It reopens as The Clifton; however if The Queen or any other current members of the royal family would like a visit, the brothers would be more than happy to consider a name change!
The pub will nod its hat to the history whilst bringing the reinvented space into the 21st century.