Mabel's Tavern, London

A bit about Mabel ...

Mabel's Tavern apparently takes its name from a local woman, Mabel Macinelly who was born in Dublin, Ireland. She married into the family who owned Hamilton House in Mabledon Place and became Mabel Hamilton.

Not much information is known about Mabel except that she owned a cat called Felix and she died in the 1970s. Since her death, she has been known to revisit the pub - and on one occasion she called the landlady's name repeatedly in the early hours of the morning. She has also been heard operating the pub’s dumb waiter  - which is especially eerie as the dumb waiter was ripped out of the pub several years ago. 

The occupants have heard it in operation in the early hours of the morning, but when they investigated there was nothing to be seen.

It has also been said that Mabel had a granddaughter who has recently visited the Tavern when researching her family. If you know anything about Mabel and her life in Dublin or London, we would be fascinated to hear from you.

Mabel's Tavern, London