About Company

This is an imposing and attractive corner pub with its Victorian architecture, traditional interior, and distinctive ‘Hoare & Co’ branding on the front of the building. Owned by the London School of Economics, reinforced by the equally imposing cast iron ‘London School of Economics’ name plate that once adorned a British Railways Class 86 electric locomotive that dominates the island bar with its splendid gantry, the surviving etched as well as the plain glass windows, wood framework and panelling and plain glass mirrors, magnificent ceiling, Corinthian columns and original lantern can’t fail to impress. The upstairs private bar, the Beavers Retreat, is available for private bookings but not on Thursday or Friday evenings. Customers come from the nearby Inns of Court and the Royal Courts of Justice, LSE (students and staff), and visitors.