February 22, 2016
One of London’s most iconic pubs, the Sherlock Holmes on Northumberland Street, has re-opened its doors following an extensive refurbishment.
To celebrate its fresh new look, the historic pub, which is owned by Greene King, hosted an exclusive VIP murder mystery launch event with guests invited to take part in an evening of Sherlock-inspired crime-solving entertainment.
A host of VIPs attended the launch night to welcome the return of the pub, including the chairman of The Sherlock Holmes Society London and the head writer of the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the complete Sherlock Holmes canon.
The interior of the pub has been completely refreshed, introducing a brighter, more contemporary feel whilst retaining the venue’s traditional heritage and period features.
A mouth-watering new menu has also been revealed, featuring dishes such as Mrs Hudson’s Shin of Beef and Ale Pie, and Buffalo Chicken served in hot sauce with blue cheese dip, spring onion and celery. The newly revamped bar will continue to offer an extended selection of local craft beers, real ales and classic cocktails.
Matthew Bennett, general manager of the pub, said: “The re-opening of the Sherlock Holmes has been a great success with a number of special guests taking part in our exciting murder mystery themed launch event.
“For decades the pub has been a firm favourite with both locals and tourists alike. We look forward to continuing to welcome Sherlock enthusiasts from all over the world, as well as our regulars and new guests who come to enjoy our friendly pub atmosphere, delicious food and drink – and our quirky and eclectic collection of Sherlock Holmes memorabilia.”
The pub, formerly known as the Northumberland Hotel, was established in 1736 and famously featured in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 classic novel, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ – where protagonists Holmes and Dr Watson met with Sir Henry Baskerville.
The venue is also home to a Sherlock museum which features rare memorabilia including original theatre posters, Watson’s old service revolver and the stuffed and mounted head of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
The collection, designed with the support of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s family and maintained by The Sherlock Holmes Society London, resumed its place in the refurbished pub when it re-opened its doors to the public.
10 Northumberland Street, St James’s, Greater London, WC2N 5DB
020 7930 2644