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Pied à Terre’s David Moore to open ‘traditional’ London pub

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Pied à Terre’s David Moore to open ‘traditional’ London pub

David Moore of Michelin-starred Pied à Terre has revealed plans to open a “traditional pub” just off the Strand in London.

Moore and business partner Tony Bennett have taken a 20-year lease on the Grade II-listed the Devereux pub, which dates back to 1676.

The pair plan to restore the 3,000 sq ft property, paying homage to its character and location.

Moore said:  ”I have always loved the idea of owning a traditional pub with a proper publican at the wheel. Having been an iconic London pub since the 17th century, Tony and I feel obliged to honour the history and tradition of the Devereux. Above all, we just want to run a proper pub with excellent quality food and drink, but without any pretence about it.”

The Devereux takes its name from Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex. Devereux, once a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, fell from favour and was beheaded in 1601.

Property advisers Davis Coffer Lyons acted for the landlord, Marsa Holdings.

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