Watch: 'I headed to London's oldest Irish pub for a Guinness and found a classic bar restored'

Video: See inside the city’s “oldest Irish pub” as LondonWorld pops in for a pint of Guinness.
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The Tipperary pub in Fleet Street has reopened to the public after three years of closure, following repairs and preservation works to the building.

The Tipperary first opened in 1605 as The Boar’s Head and was renamed after it was bought by Irish pub group JG Mooney and Co in the 1800s

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With its iconic green paint and Guinness signage, it is claimed The Tipperary is London’s oldest Irish pub.

The wood-panelled building was bought by Greene King in the 1980s, and was then under private ownership for around a decade, before closing during the pandemic.

Now though, it has opened its doors again for Londoners to head in and grab a pint.

Inside, pub-goers stand at the bar and have a chat with the landlord while being served up a fresh pint of Guinness.

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And, my word, it’s definitely one of the best in London. The Tipperary feels traditionally Irish, but also very much part of London.

It will be the first of several new and restored pubs in the City of London coming into operation over the next few years.

Chairman of the City of London Corporation licensing committee James Tumbridge said: The City of London is more than a place to work, it’s a place to socialise and build friendships.

“That is why protection of pubs like The Tipperary, an asset of both community value and historic significance, is a key priority for the City Corporation.