WHAT THE CELLARS CONTAIN AT
"THE TAVISTOCK. "Old Wines Bottled in the Hotel"
PORTS of 1820, 1834, 1840, 1851, and other famous Vintages.
CLARETS of 1858, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1870, 1874, of the best
CHAMPAGNES. All the leading Brands. Old landed.
HOCKS. Old Cabinet.
Very Old, in Bottle.
Visitors are, at any time, welcome to view the Cellars.
These are very Extensive, and contain a Large and
THE SUMMER EXHIBITION
ENGLISH & CONTINENTAL
ARTHUR TOOTH AND SONS'
5 &6, H A Y M A R K E T
(Opposite Her Majesty's Theatre),
IS NOW OPEN.
THE FOREST HOTEL AT EPPING FOREST.
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THE ROYAL FOREST HOTEL AT
A SUGGESTION for a Saturday-to-Monday trip will
be acceptable to many a reader of this little book.
The ways of spending that brief period of rest away from
London, and yet near London, are neither so many or
various that one should spare himself the trouble of
tendering a hint to a busy man. We lately made an
excursion to Epping Forest. The forest is little known to
west-end Londoners and visitors to London, and we
commend it to their notice. It is easily accessible by rail
from Liverpool Street to Chingford direct, or by road by
way of the northern outskirts-Regent's Park, Camden
Road, Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham High Road
(crossing the Lea at the ferry), and so past Chingford Old
Church to Chingford Green. In the spring, summer, and
autumn months, the Londoner weary awhile of the
hubbub and confusion of the town, will find in Epping Forest
as peaceful seclusion, as picturesque scenery and pleasant
woodland walks, and as bracing air as he will find
anywhere round London.
Let him make note of the Forest Hotel, and he need
be under no apprehension of not finding comfortable
quarters. We have stayed there, and can testify of its
comfort, quiet, and rural attractiveness. It is remote
from well-worn paths and the " madding crowd's ignoble
strife;" and, save on great festival occasions, such as
Bank Holiday, is as peaceful a retreat as a tired
wayfarer need wish for. It stands on high ground
overlooking a wide extent of country; and with its broad
balconies, bay windows, high gables, red steep roof, and
pretty and charmingly decorated rooms, is most
picturesque. There is a garden reserved to the more
contemplative visitor, where, under summer skies, all the
joys of sense (which, by the way, according to Pope, lie
in three words-health, peace, and competence) may be
passively revelled in; and the most active man also will
find ample opportunity of gratifying his hobby, whether
it be riding, driving, or walking.
We doubt not that a comfortable room, fresh country
food, that is to say, good butter, eggs, milk, and bread
(which we take leave to consider the essentials at a
country hotel), good meat well cooked, a good bottle of
wine, and a moderate bill, will have a marked influence
in attracting west-end Londoners and their friends to the
Forest Hotel at Chingford for a little rest and country
air from Saturday to Monday.
The reader will do well to consult a little book, which
costs but sixpence, and which affords a vast amount of
interesting and useful information respecting Epping
Forest and the adjacent country-"Walks in Epping
Forest," by Percy Lindley-and then to make his way to
the Forest Hotel at Chingford, and set about turning that
information to practical account.
THIS charming Country Mansion, formerly the seat of
the Marquis of Abercorn, and the residence of the
late Queen Adelaide, continues to maintain its high
reputation as a first-class residential Hotel, affording all the
comforts of an English nobleman's house at very
It is situated in the midst of a most beautiful demesne
of 250 acres, facing south, and is sheltered from the north
and east winds.
Tennis Lawns, Cricket and Football Grounds, and four
and a half acres of Ornamental Water for Boating and
Fishing, magnificent Conservatory or Winter Garden,
Cedar Gardens, and Deer Park.
The Hotel Stables contain some of the finest boxes in
England, with every accommodation. There is a frequent
and rapid service of trains by the London and North
Western Railway from Broad Street or Euston to Harrow.
The Hotel Omnibus meets certain trains, and Carriages
can be had on notice being given.
All necessary information can be obtained from the
Secretary, Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex.
A well-appointed four-horse Coach leaves the Hotel
Metropole daily at 11:30 a.m., calling at the "White
Horse Cellars," due at Bentley Priory at 1:15 p.m.,
returning at 4:30 p.m.
THE BEST HANDBOOK TO
PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL SKETCHES
BY WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS.
"LONDON OF TO-DAY."
" Our Little Village would you view,
And all its sights and lions do,
Without the least delay;
Or if you're anxious to divine
The restauants where you should dine-
Where best the food is and the wine--
The inns where you should stay;
If all about the Town you'd know,
I'd counsel you at once to go
Straight off to Messrs. SAMPSON Low,
And buy a book, by EYRE PASCOE,
Called London of To-day."
Punch, or the London Charivari,
April 3, 1886.
Copies of this entertaining and gossipy little volume
for 1887 may be had, price 3s. 6d., on application to
the Clerk at the Desk, Coffee Room, Tavistock
"Sir Peter Lely first brought it in repute. In the
angle of the Piazza, which now forms a part of the
Tavistock Hotel, lived this successor of Vandyck
in England, 'the most capital painter' of the reign of
Charles II." See page 16.
Under the North Piazza, on the very spot as described above,
is carried on the old-established business of!
G. R. MILES,
TEA AND COFFEE MERCHANT,
This firm retains its well-known reputation, and sells the
choicest qualities and various growths of China, Assam, and
Moning, Souchong, Pekoe, Darjeeling, Kaisow, Oolong,
Long experience in tea-tasting, and unwearied attention to
that delicate work, enables this firm to offer great advantages to
small as well as large consumers.
Coffee of various countries-Ceylon, Mysore, East India
Mocha, Costa Rica, &c.
A well-selected stock, both of Teas and Coffees, duty paid, or
in bond, can always be sampled.
This house has been long noted for the Navy Cocoa, which is
held in much esteem by invalids and delicate persons.
54 & 54 1/2, LONG ACRE, LONDON.
Established upwards of Seventy Years, during which
period the firm has supplied the following among
the old Taverns of Covent Garden:
THE TAVISTOCK, RICHARDSON'S, CLUNN'S, EVANS'S,
THE BEDFORD, AND THE Hummums.
Visitors and Country Customers can be Supplied with
the Primest Meat in Season.
HAUNCHES OF MUTTON, BARONS, AND THE ROUND OF
BEEF, SADDLES OF MUTTON, VENISON, AND
ALL KINDS OF POULTRY AND GAME.
" No saddle can I get worth having outside ' The Tavistock.'"
--Extract from a Letter to the Manager of the Tavistock Hotel.
Telegraphic Address -
DIEPPE, LONG ACRE.
Telephone No. 3753.
SHERSTON & CO.,
JOB AND POST MASTER TO H.R.H. THE
PRINCE OF WALES.
FIRST CLASS DRAGS, BRAKES, AND
SUPERIOR JOB AND POST HORSES, LANDAUS, BROUGHAMS,
VICTORIAS, ETC., SET FOR ANY PERIOD,
Chief Office:-40, HAYMARKET.
68, HAYMARKET, 38, WHITCOMB STREET.
HORSES TAKEN IN TO STAND AT LIVERY.
JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO.,
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD,
H. J. TOWELL,
FISHMONGER, POULTERER, AND
DEALER IN GAME,
Next door to Charing Cross Station.
One of the Largest Businesses in
Country Orders carefully packed and despatched
to any Railway Station on the shortest
Have served the Tavistock Hotel for many years.
52, LUDGATE HILL.
I Wholesale Warehouse :-
7 AND 9, ST. BRIDE STREET, E.C.
160, New Bond Street.
Cannon Street, Railway Approach.
Islington, 9, High Street.
Liverpool Street, 45, 46, and 47.
Fenchurch Street, 3, Railway Place.
Great Eastern Railway, on the Platform.
Gresham Buildings, Blackfriars.
Victoria Station, 6, Wilton Road.
Dowgate Hill, opposite Walbrook.
Brighton, 67, East Street.
Eastbourne, 62, Terminus Road.
Surbiton Hill, The Pavement.
DENT'S WATCHES, CLOCKS, AND CHRONOMETERS,
E. DENT & CO.,
(OPPOSITE BEDFORD STREET, AND CLOSE TO THE
City House: 4, ROYAL EXCHANGE, CORNHILL.
Factory: 4, HANWAY PLACE, W.
MAKERS to H. M. the Queen, H.R.H. the Prince of
Wales, and the principal Foreign and Colonial
MAKERS of the Great Clock (Big Ben) of the Houses of
MAKERS of the Standard Clock of the Royal Observatory,
ALL articles of E. DENT & Co.'s manufacture bear their
Trade Mark, as shown above. Without this none
New Illustrated Catalogue of Watches and Clocks at
reduced prices sent free on application.
E. DENT & Co., 61, Strand, & 4, Royal Exchange, London.
The Estate Offices,
No. 28, CADOGAN PLACE,
Visitors to the metropoolis
desirous of securing Furnished or Unfurnished
Residences in the best positions in
ST. JAMES'S, &c.,
will find their labours very materially lightened by calling at the
old-established offices of MESSRS. GODWIN AND BASLEY,
the well-known Estate Agents, who have on their books
particulars of all the finest Houses in the market.
Their carefully revised and explicit Index to Register of
Town Properties is published every Month, and forwarded to
applicants free of cost.
Sales by Auction are held at the Mart,
Tokenhouse Yard, E. C., twice a month.
GODWIN & BASLEY,
Auctioneers, Valuers, Estate Agents, Surveyors, Architects,
Assessors, aud Arbitrators,
SURVEYORS tO THE HOLLAND ESTATE IN CHELSEA,
No. 28, CADOGAN PLACE, S.W.
BANKERS: -THE LONDON AND COUNTY BANKING
COMPANY AND THE ALLIANCE BANK.
FELIXSTOWE TIDAL DOCK,
WITHIN THE PORT OF HARWICH.
VESSELS ARE NOT CHARGED DOCK DUES.
THIS OPEN I)OCK is of the most perfect character,
having 23 feet of water at low water ordinary spring
tides. A branch railway enables waggons to go alongside
the vessels, and communication is established direct from
the water side by railway with all parts of Great Britain.
The Company undertakes to Discharge or Load Vessels
entering the Dock; also the Warehousing, Storage and
Delivery from Warehouse or Quay into Railway Waggons,
or Delivery to Quay for Export.
Information as to Dues and Charges may be obtained
J. BUCKNALL COOPER,
Secretary and Manager.
PIER HOTEL AND RAILWAY STATION ADJOIN
HOTEL DU NORD,
J. FRIEDRICH, ESQ. LEWIS JEFFERIS, ESQ.
THOMAS SHARPE, ESQ. CHARLES T. TAYLOR, ESQ.
This Hotel is one of the most important
Hotels in Europe, and has been visited by
all the Crowned Heads of Europe. The
arrangements of the Hotel are perfect. The
Rooms are Magnificently Furnished, and
the Public Rooms are all that can be de-
The Hotel is close to the Railway Station.
DEVON AND EXETER HOTEL CO:, LIMITED.
THE LARGEST AND ONLY MODERN HOTEL
Replete with every Comfort for Families and Gentlemen.
MAGNIFICENT BILLIARD SALOON.
TABLE D'HOTE, 7 O'CLOCK.
NIGHT PORTER ON PATROL.
T. W. HUSSEY,
QUEEN'S HOTEL, CHELTENHAM,
It has within the last two years been entirely refurnished and
decorated, and is one of the best hotels in the
WEST OF ENGLAND.
Sheltered by the Cotswold Hills, Cheltenham is at all times a
favourite place as a health resort.
It is a capital hunting centre, having the Cotswold, Duke of
Beaufort's, Lord Fitzhardinge's, and other packs in the vicinity.
The country around is charming for riding and driving, with
numerous places of interest.
The educational colleges are of the highest standard, and there
is abundance of good society.
Situate on the High Cliffs facing and close to the
Sea, accommodates more than 200 Visitors.
LIBERAL TABLE. HIGH-CLASS CUISINE.
Wines of the Finest Quality.
ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST POPULAR
HOTELS IN ENGLAND,
Tariff on Application to
Resident Managing Director.
AS A HEALTH RESORT.
THE QUEEN HOTEL, HARROGATE.
THE QUEEN, Harrogate, is one of the largest first-class
Family Hotels in the North of England, and is as widely
famed for its Cuisine as its Convenience. It was established in
1671, and has been recently considerably enlarged.
The accommodation comprises Elegant Public Drawing and
Dining Rooms, Reading, Smoking and Billiard Rooms; twenty
Private Sitting and Two Hundred Bedrooms, fitted up with good
The Hotel has a South aspect, and stands in its own extensive
and beautiful Pleasure Grounds; in which are six Lawn Tennis
Courts for the use of the Visitors at the Hotel. The " Queen"
being situate in the highest part of Harrogate, facing the Stray,
commands a fine view of the surrounding country, and is only a
few minutes' walk from the Sulphur, Chalybeate, and Kissengen
Springs, Baths, and Public Gardens and Concert Rooms.
The "Old Sulphur" Water is supplied in a room in the
Grounds every morning; but Visitors preferring it, are conveyed
free of charge to and from the Old Sulphur Well, each morning,
in private Carriages.
THE QUEEN HOTEL, HARROGATE.
Board and table d'hote gs. 6d. per day.
Royal Mounnt Ephraim Hotel,
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT.
IF there be a place in England which may fairly lay claim to be
described as picturesque, surely it is Tunbridge Wells. In itself
justifiably renowned for its splendid common, with its noble
masses of rock, its numberless walks, and its distant views, the
district of which it is the centre is equally famous for natural
beauties unusually attractive. There is charming Rusthall
Common and its "happy valley," and, close at hand,
picturesque Speldhurst; and there is Southborough Common,
another lovely spot, the High Rocks, the Promenade called
the Pantiles, a quaint and striking relic of a past age, all within
a couple of miles. Other attractions, too, abound within easy
reach; the historic Pevensey, the very interesting old and
perfect specimen of a moated house, near Groombridge; Eridge
Castle and Rocks, &c.
Tunbridge Wells can be reached from Charing Cross in little
more than an hour.
At the above Hotel, under the able management of Miss
Prouse, will be found excellent accommodation, with extreme
cleanliness, and every home comfort.
BATT'S FAMILY HOTEL,
41 AND 42, DOVER STREET, PICCADILLY,
This long-established, First-Class Family Hotel is near
the Palaces, Parks, Clubs, and West End Shops.
"BATT'S HOTEL," London.
DOUGLAS-ISLE OF MAN.
CASTLE MONA HOTEL,
Situate within its own beautifully wooded and extensive
grounds, and overlooking and within 1oo yards of the superb
Bay of Douglas.
The Hotel was built by the former Duke of Athole as his
private Marine residence.
There is magnificent Sea Bathing, Boating, and Fishing in
Omnibus and Servants attend the arrival of the various
Steamers from Liverpool, Barrow, Fleetwood, &c.
For Tariff, address-
The Egyptian Cigarette and French Government
Tobaccos Company, Limited.
86-88, LEADENHALL STREET,
YENIDJEH AND CAIRO.
FINEST BRANDS OF EGYPTIAN CIGARETTES:
"EGYPTIAN BEAUTIES," "THE MOSLEM,"
AND "AU SOLEIL."
Beware of worthless imitations of the above unrivalled Brands.
All Cigarettes bear the Company's Trade Marks and are to be
had of all Tobacconists.
"Taunus Water is all that can reasonably, or even by the
most exacting, be expected from a Sparkling Table Water."-
A. HILL HASSELL, M.D.
A GUARANTEED NATURAL
SPARKLING MINERAL WATER
As supplied to Her Majesty the QUEEN,
and H.R.H. the PRINCE OF WALES.
The TAUNUS SPRING is at Grosskarben,
PROPRIETORS:-The Taunus Spring Natural Mineral
Water Company (Limited).
HEAD OFFICES: 23, LIME STREET, LONDON, E.C.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Billiard Tables.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.- Have Patented Inventions
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Not contained in any others.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-The Patent Metal Frame Cushion
BURROUGHES & WATTS.- -Far surpasses anything of the kind,
BURROUGHES & WATTS.- Being noiseless and cold-resisting.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-The Patent Pockets are quite
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-A boon, no metal projections.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Billiard Tables
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Have been awarded
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BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Throughout the World.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Are made of best materials,
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-In perfect taste
BURROUGHES & WATTS.- -And finish.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-May be hired
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-For Three Years,
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-After which time
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-They become the property
BURROUGHES & WATTS.--Of the hirer.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Convertible Tables.
BURROUGHES & WATTS. -Patent Billiard Markers.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Universal Rest.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Metal Bridge.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Cigar Tray.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.- Patent Jointed Cue.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Interchangeable Tips.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.--Patent Cue Hanger.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Cue Tipper.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Patent Ball Adjuster.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Registered Sighting Angle.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-" Billiards," 10th Thousand.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-" Billiards, Simplified," 15th Thousand.
BURROUGHES & WATTS.- Established over 50 years at
BURROUGHES & WATTS.-Soho Square, London, W.
THREE GOLD MEDALS.
HIGHEST AWARDS EVER OBTAINED BY ANY ARTIFICIAL
METROPOLITAN FIRE BRIGADE. HER MAJESTYS WAR
OFFICE. METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WORKS.
WILKES' METALLIC FLOORING AND EUREKA CONCRETE
STABLE PAVIORS TO H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
GOLD MEDAL, INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
AWARDED ONLY GOLD MEDAL, 1884,
Being the highest award given for Superiority in Paving.
By Appointment to the International Inventions Exhibition,
South Kensington, 1885.
By Appointment to the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, South
17, DEVONSHIRE SQUARE, BISHOPSGATE, E.C.
Works: MIDLAND RAILWAY, WEST KENSINGTON, W.
Depots: ST. PANCRAS AND BISHOPSGATE.
FIRE INSURANCE CORPORATION,
HEAD OFFICE-72, KING WILLIAM STREET,
WEST END-I2, PALL MALL, S.W.
SIR HENRY ARTHUR HUNT, C.B., 45, Parliament Street, and 54,
CHARLES HOARE, Esq. (Messrs. Hoare).
SIR GABRIEL GOLDNEY, Bart., Beechfield, Chippenham, Wilts
FOSTER MORTIMORE, Esq. (Boutcher, Mortimore and Co.), (Deputy-
H. W. HOARE, Esq., Oakfield, Crawley.
HENRY LOFTS, Esq. (Messrs. Lofts and Warner), 130, Mount Street,
ROBERT OWEN WHITE, Esq. (late of J. Bazley White and Bros.).
THE HON. R. W. GROSVENOR, 37, Park Lane, W., and The Lodge,
THOMAS A. H. HAMOND, Esq., 56, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C., and
HENRY A. HUNT, Esq., 45, Parliament Street, S.W.
MESSRS. HOARE, Fleet Street.
Messrs. COPE AND CO., Great George Street, Westminster, S.W.
HONORARY CONSULTING ARCHITECT.
CHARLES BARRY, Esq., F.S.A.
Messrs. ROBERT A. McLEAN AND CO., I, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.
FORMS OF PROPOSAL and all information can be obtained at
the Head Office, at the Branch Offices, or from any of the
Agents to the Corporation.
ESTABLISHED IN THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE III.
24, BEDFORD STREET,
COVENT GARDEN, W.C.,
HIGH-CLASS AERATED MINERAL WATERS,
SODA WATER, POTASS, LITHIA,
SELTZER, LEMONADE, GINGER ALE, &c.
As supplied to the following celebrated Hotels, &c.,
in Covent Garden :-
THE TAVISTOCK (upwards of 70 years),
The Piazza, The Hummums,
Ashley's, Beef Steak Club,
The Royal Italian Opera, for many years,
Besides many other important Hotels, Clubs, and
Private Families in other parts of London and the
A Special Blend of the finest old Scotch Whiskies, extensively
used in England, France, Germany, India, and the Colonies,
and in much favour in the West End London Clubs, Hotels,
and Private Families, as supplied by
GEORGE LLOYD ALISON,
59, HAYMARKET, LONDON, AND
14, PANMURE STREET, DUNDEE.
N.B. "The Tavistock Hotel has used this Special Blend of
Whisky for now nearly a quarter of a century."
Extract of a letter to Mr. C. T. Taylor, Managing-Director of
"The Tavistock," dated 21st February, 1887:--"Will you
please inform me where you get your Scotch Whisky; it is the
best I get anywhere."
MESSRS. BELTON & SONS,
HOTEL AND BREWERY VALUERS AND
81, HATTON GARDEN, LONDON.
ESTABLISHED BEST PART OF A CENTURY.
THE PERFECT EMPTY BAG. For Continental Traelling.
THE PERFECT FITTED BAG. WONDERFUL For its Strength.
CATALOGUES POST FREE.
S. FISHER, 188, STRAND.
Majesty's National Rifle
Government, Association of
The Great Britain
War Office, and
Admiralty, &c. America.
J. H. STEWARD,
406, 66, 456, STRAND, AND
54, CORNHILL, LONDON.
BINOCULAR, OPERA, FIELD,
and MARINE GLASSES of
the Finest Quality.
SPECTACLES and EYE-
THE £2 2S. BINOCULAR.
GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS, 1884, 1885.
HAT AND CAP MANUFACTURER,
156, STRAND, W.C.
(Four doors City side of Somerset House).
HATS FOR HUNTIING, SHOOTING, FISHING, BOATING, RIDING,
AND DRIVING, &C.
THE BILLIARD ROOM OF THE TAVISTOCK HOTEL.