As Roland Emmerich’s film ‘Anonymous’ casts doubt on the veracity of our national literary deity, here are the best taverns in which to thrash out the questionable authorship of Shakespeare’s plays over a pint/goblet of mead.
The Duke of Clarence,
148 Old Brompton Road SW5
In Richard III, said duke is stabbed and chucked into a butt of wine. We aren’t suggesting you stage a reconstruction.
37 Bow Street WC2
Named, like Shakespeare’s south bank playhouse, after the world. All of which is a stage, you know.
70 Hoxton Street N1
Some fabulous Victorian tiling illustrates the famous banquet scene from the Scottish Play in this ‘plub’ renowned for its gigs.
57 Allen Road N16
One of a plethora of pubs taking the name of the disputed literary genius himself, this local has by far the cosiest atmosphere and apparently you can even BYO take-away pizza to munch while you sup.
29 Great Marlborough Street W1
The pub was originally owned by Tomas and John Shakespeare, distant relatives of the (supposedly) great man.
Find out more about ‘Anonymous’ with our Roland Emmerich interview.