Known by locals as ‘The Jampot’, The Jamaica Wine House is the historic birthplace of London’s impressive coffee house scene. It has a rich, vibrant history, stretching back hundreds of years - with visits from many important historical figures.
Now, The Jamaica Wine House is a Grade II listed building, hidden away in St Michael’s Alley amid a labyrinth of charming medieval courts and backstreets near Monument, and is one of the Square Mile’s most popular pubs and wine bars.
If you’re looking for one of the best burgers in London, whether you’re just popping in for a drink or are looking for a bite to eat, a warm welcome awaits you at The Jamaica Wine House
This central London pub opened here in 1652, counting Samuel Pepys amongst its earliest patrons. Now, city workers and tourists make space in their diaries to visit for entirely different reasons - with fine ales, wines and history making it one of the City’s top pubs and bars.
Offering guests the best of both worlds, this coffee house, wine bar, and pub is split in two to cater for all tastes. At ground level, you’ll find a traditional London pub, with a wood-panelled bar, high ceilings and a super selection of Kentish cask ales and international lagers.
In the snug basement, there’s Todd’s Wine Bar - the perfect place to relax and enjoy new and old-world wines in stylish surroundings.
This section of our coffee house wine bar exudes luxury and is closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, when it is available for private functions. You can enjoy exclusive hire of the bar for events, with seating for up to 40 people, or standing room for up to 80.
Find out more about our wine bar and pub facilities below.
The two venues — Todd’s Wine Bar and The Jampot — share one beautiful red sandstone building, dating back to 1869 and designed in art nouveau style. Many of the original features are still here, including the 19th century cooker once used to roast coffee beans.
It is a popular after-work destination, with many patrons enjoying the opportunity to grab a drink and gather in the alley outside on a warm evening. Put simply, however you choose to enjoy The Jamaica Wine House is up to you — for the burgers, for the wine, or for the company. But, whether it’s just drinks, inside or out, upstairs or down - The Jamaica Wine House is one of the most charming bars and pubs in London.
For more information about the historic Jamaica Wine House contact our friendly team today.