An iconic backstreet boozer, The Seven Stars is the most proper of pubs.
Sitting in Carey Street directly behind the Royal Courts of Justice its one of London’s oldest pubs, having survived the great fire of London. Owned by Fullers (who thankfully have left it to its own devices) , Its been run for many years by the eccentric Roxy Beaujolais who among her other talents is a cookery book author having appeared on TV as well as being front of house in Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho back in the day.
Inside its a little quirky and can become a little cramped at busy times so pick your moment for a more relaxing drink.
Despite the ownership of Fullers none of their beers or branding are evident, the choices are from Adnams, Harveys and Whitstable.
The pub is made up of three separate walk through rooms, with some art work on display.
Its a good place to be.
Oh, and if you feel the call of nature, you have to face the stairs of death.
Its worth the risk.