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Plaque: Tipperary pub


The Tipperary
The pub was built on the side of a monastery which dated to 1300 where, amongst other duties, the monks brewed ale. This site was an island between the River Thames and River Fleet which still runs under the pub that is now little more than a stream.

'The Boars Head' which was built in 1605. It survived the Great Fire of London in 1666. This was because the property was of stone and brick whereas the surrounding neighbouring premises were of wood.

In approx. 1700 the S. G. Mooney & Son Brewery chain of Dublin, Ireland purchased 'The Boars Head' and it became the first Irish pub outside Ireland. It was fitted out in traditional Irish style which included a clock by Thomas Tompion (1638 - 1713, 67 Fleet Street) which was later stolen, now replaced with a replica. The pub also became the first pub outside Ireland to have bottled Guinness and later draft.

1918 At the end of the Great War the printers who came back from the war had the pubs name changed to 'The Tipperary' from the song 'It's a long way', which name it remains to this day. The name 'The Boar's Head' was retained to the first floor bar.

Greene King purchased 'The Tipperary' in the 1960's and the pub was closed for a period of time for the office development which surrounds the site. Greene King then refitted the interior to the style of Mooneys days. All the panelling, fixtures, and fittings, have been retained, both bars to this day retain there original character of the 1700's.

{Note: In our transcription we have retained the rather idiosyncratic use of apostrophes and English generally.}

Maps showing the route of the River Fleet do not show it passing through this site. This brings into question the veracity of all the text on this plaque. Experiences like this mean that we tend not to collect pub plaques any more.

Site: Tipperary (1 memorial)

EC4, Fleet Street

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Tipperary pub

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Boars Head pub

Built on the site of a monastery which dated to 1300 where, amongst other dut...

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First pub outside Ireland to have bottled Guinness

The Tipperary pub, Fleet Street, was the first pub outside Ireland to have bo...

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Thomas Tompion

F.R.S. "the father of English clockmaking". Buried in Westminster Abbey.

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River Fleet

The Daily Mail has a useful map showing the route of the old Fleet River, bur...

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