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Jamaica Wine House
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Address: St. Michaels Alley,Off Corn Hill, London, EC3V 9DS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2903) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Bank (0.1 miles), Monument (0.2 miles), Cannon Street (0.3 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Bank (0.1 miles), Tower Gateway (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Cannon Street (0.2 miles), Fenchurch Street (0.4 miles), Moorgate (0.4 miles)

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This pub is proper old, although maybe not as intimate as that fact might imply. It's quite open, in fact, with big windows – like a Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks' but with reduced melancholy. The bar is partitioned into three parts, which means there's somewhere for everyone, and even drinking outside represents a worthy option; this listed pub's exterior is impressive, and St. Michael's alley – where you will find this hostelry – actually contributes towards its character. 9/10
TheKindnessOfTrees - 24 Oct 2014 19:37
First visit here for many a moon the other night, probably first since it was taken over by Sheps..
Seems to be better run and the Ale quality is certainly improved from remembrances, which is befitting a good old historic city boozer like this one.
Three Shep's ales on with the Spitfire in good nick, but also a decent guest in the shape of Whitstable breweries East India Pale Ale
jimshoppenus - 2 Dec 2013 16:40
4 ales on handpump. £3.89 a pint.

Was in and out early mid-week so wasn't over busy. No problem getting served.

alecstewart - 12 May 2013 14:27
Lovely little boozer down an alleyway off Cornhill. Friendly staff, decent beer, and set in an olde worlde alleyway with (as the previous review mentioned) a fair bit of history.

Only downside is the sphincter-clenching prices - 4.40 for a pint of San Miguel - so probably not somewhere to go if you're looking for a night out on a budget....
steve5312 - 19 Jun 2012 10:08
Known as the, "Jampot". Upstairs is really broken into three mini sized bars with oak pannelling... means there are loads of nooks and crannies to put yourself it can get rather cramped and if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time the service can struggle. However, before Shepherd Neame took it over it was an abysmal place.

It does sit on the site of the first London Coffee house - Pasqual Rosee's Head 1652 - and became the Jamaica Coffee House frequented by West India merchants - round the corner was Lloyd's (origins of our Insurance Market), Jonathan's (origins of our Stock Market) and the Jerusalem (origins of the Baltic Exchange).

For me the history is walk takes me there as much as the quality of the beer.
NLBS - 16 May 2012 13:29

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