Established in 1868.
Come for the beer.
Come for the sport.
Come for a chat.
Josephine and Peter McFarlane bought The Park Tavern from Bass Charington thirty year ago, and it remains a family-run pub to this day.
It was first licensed in March 1868, whilst Queen Victoria and Benjamin Disraeli were having tea.
The President of the USA was being impeached.
When circumstances allow, we will be having a small celebration to mark the occasion.
Plus ça change . . .
. . . plus c'est la même.
We have 6 ales on the bar. Young's ordinary and Fuller's London Pride are residents.
There are a few regular visitors, and many surprises. Our beautiful little cellar (and very experienced staff) keep them all in prime condition.
Guinness, lager, cider - well, naturally.
Our wine and spirits might well surprise you in their quality and variety, if you are easily surprised of course.
Just for now we won't be showing any sport - a shame, but we need to keep activity in the bar to a minimum.
When things normalise a bit, we love a game.
Rugby, obviously. Soccer, D'oh! Cricket, absolutely. Gee-gees - oh! yes.
We subscribe to Sky and BT Sports. We can show two games at once on the big screens, and smaller ones around the bar.
We are not a big pub, so the bigger the event, the earlier you should get a wiggle on
Did we mention rugby?
As a family owned and run pub, we have family values - don't come for a drink, have a drink while you're here.
Dr. Samuel Johnson said;
"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."
Damn clever chap.
For the present, children and dogs are not allowed in the bar, but when they are, he, with or without his well-mannered children and dogs, would feel right at home at The Park Tavern.