Jamaica Wine House - Cornhill, London

Welcome to the Jamaica Wine House, Cornhill, London

Tucked away in St Michael’s Alley discover the Jamaica Wine House

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Private Hire

We are closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays but may be hired for private functions. If you would like to hire either the Jamaica Wine House or Todds Wine Bar at the Jamaica please contact us for more information.

Welcome to the Jamaica Wine House

Tucked away in St Michael’s Alley, part of a labyrinth of charming medieval courts and alleys off Cornhill and Lombard Street, the Jamaica Wine House was originally London’s first coffee house, which opened in 1652 and counted Samuel Pepys among its earliest patrons.

Open from Monday to Friday, the pub, known locally as “the Jampot”, is the perfect venue for City workers to meet or to relax and for tourists to soak up the atmosphere and history of the Square Mile.

The red stone building you see today dates back to 1869 and its wood-panelled bar and high ceilings retain their Victorian character and many original features – the pub even has the original 19th century cooker used to roast coffee beans.

As well as City folk, who love to gather in the alley outside on warm evenings after work, the pub is also a haunt of bell-ringers and walking tours.

The Jamaica Wine House serves a wide selection of traditional Kentish cask ales, kept in perfect condition, as well as distinctive international lagers and a good choice of wines.

Featured in the Michelin Guide 2010, the pub has won a Safety Thirst award from the City of London.

Todds Wine Bar

Downstairs at the Jamaica Wine House you'll find Todds Wine Bar, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal.

Choose from a selection of sharing boards and dishes such as crispy fried chilli squid, cod and pancetta fishcake salad and sea salt roasted pork belly. And to complement your meal, we have a wide range of old and new world wines. So what are you waiting for? Come and enjoy.

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Receive a free meal on your birthday, every year! Terms apply.
You will receive an email from us within 48 hours to complete your membership.
Problems? Email us or call us 01795 542267.