Antigallican

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Antigallican

Several former London pubs were called the Antigallican, a name derived from hostility towards the French around the time of the Napoleonic Wars. The most notable of these was the Antigallican Tavern, an establishment of dubious repute that stood in the now-lost Shire Lane near Temple Bar.

The Antigallican Hotel in Charlton may have been so named by a French émigré landlord who was anxious to demonstrate his loyalty to the Crown. The present building (shown in the photo below) dates from around 1900.
 
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