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Magdala Tavern

Picture source: National Brewery Heritage Trust


The Magdala Tavern was situated at 2 South Hill Park. This pub closed on 6th September 2014. The pub name refers to the Battle of Magdala fought between British and Abyssinian troops in April 1868. The British troops were commanded by Robert Napier later first Baron Napier of Magdala who has several pubs named after him.  On 10 April 1955 (Easter Sunday) Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, shot her boyfriend David Blakely as he left the Magdala.

This pub has now reopened.
Colin Price (April 2015)
Closed again.
Harold Fairfull (November 2016)

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