Shepherds Tavern

50 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7ST
Call: 020 7499 3017

Charming Pub in Mayfair, Just Outside Green Park

Shepherds Tavern is a handsome traditional pub located at the west end of Shepherd Market in London’s upscale Mayfair neighbourhood. Our pub’s eye-catching façade wraps around the corner of Shepherd Street and Hertford Street. Sometimes described as a ‘hidden village in the heart of central London’, Shepherd Market is a lovely pedestrianised square filled with interesting stalls, small inns and charming outdoor cafes. Shepherd Market was once the site of the annual ‘May Fair’, which earned the neighbourhood its name. Held at the start of summer for more than a century, the May Fair was banned from the area in 1764.

Shepherds Tavern was built in 1735 as part of the redevelopment of the neighbourhood by prominent architect Edward Shepherd, who was a local resident. His vision was to create a village square with quaint narrow alleyways, Georgian townhouses, boutique shops, a market and a Theatre. Our building began life as a butter shop before later being converted into a pub. Actress Wendy Richard MBE, who played Pauline Fowler on the show EastEnders, lived in the building between 1948 and 1953. You will see a plaque commemorating Richard on one of our pub’s exterior walls, unveiled by the cast of EastEnders after her death in 2009. Among our pub’s other claims to fame is an appearance in the 1950 Alfred Hitchcock film Stagefright.

Enjoy hearty pub food classics in our welcoming, lively interior. Expect the atmosphere to be particularly buzzing at lunchtime and in the evening, when Shepherds Tavern is a popular spot for local office workers to gather. We have Sky Sports and several large screen TVs for you to enjoy exciting live sport. A refurbishment in October 2015 revitalised our décor, while maintaining our warm, traditional ambiance.

Celebrate in Our Stunning Upstairs Function Room

A graceful staircase leads up to our upstairs function room, which features handsome pine panelled walls, and sash windows overlooking the bustling street below. With space for up to 40 people, this large room is perfect for family gatherings, work events or birthday parties. A short walk from the theatres of the West End, we are also ideally situated for pre-theatre dining. The room features a private bar, and we’re happy to adapt the space to best suit your special event. Whatever the occasion we look forward to welcoming your function to the Shepherds Tavern.

A Relaxed Pub in Mayfair’s Enchanting Shepherd Market

Find us in the heart of London in the swanky Mayfair district, surrounded by Georgian townhouses, high-end shops and luxury hotels. With Regent Street found to our west and the West End to our east, we are within walking distance of some of the city’s top attractions.

A stroll beyond our pub to the end of Hertford Street will bring you to The Curzon Cinema. Built in 1934, this grade II listed cinema features a wonderful programme of arthouse films and live events. We’re also a short walk from Berkeley Square, with its famous beautiful old Plane trees, one of which is the most valuable street tree in Britain, as well as picturesque parks like Hyde Park and Green Park. We look forward to welcoming you to Shepherds Tavern, just a five-minute walk from Green Park tube station.

Function Room Information - The Hitchcock Room
Capacity 50 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs available on request Area Type private
Facilities Private Bar, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups,

The nearest Tube Station to Shepherds Tavern is Green Park