Building    From 1443 

Boars Head pub

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Building

2018: Martyn Cornell debunked the text on the pub's plaque and provided the following, more trustworthy information:

The pub owner’s name was J. G. Mooney & Co Ltd. based in Dublin, and founded by James G. Mooney, who was in business by 1845 and who turned the operation into a limited company in 1888. Mooney’s acquired its first pub in London in 1889 (on The Strand), and the Boar’s Head at 66 Fleet Street was its fourth London outlet, taken over in November 1895. Like the company’s other pubs in London, it traded under the name Mooney’s Irish House. The Boar’s Head dates back to at least 1443, when “Le borys head” was part of the same grant to the Carmelite friars (the “White friars”) as the Bolt-in-Tun next door (the Bolt-in-Tun became a well-known coaching inn, but closed when the ailways arrived). The house of the Carmelites in Fleet Street was founded by Sir Richard Gray in 1241. The Boar’s Head was actually destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, but rebuilt and back in business by 1668. It was still being referred to as Mooney’s Irish House in Fleet Street in 1950. it wasn't called the Tipperary until 1968: before that it was the Irish House.

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