Prospect of Whitby

Prospect of Whitby


The Prospect of Whitby

The Prospect of Whitby is a historic public house on the banks of the Thames at Wapping Wall. It claims to be the site of the oldest riverside tavern, dating from around 1520, formerly known as the Devil’s Tavern, because of its reputation – a meeting place for pirates, smugglers, cut-throats and footpads. Pepys visited, Charles Dickens mentions it in Our Mutual Friend, Princess Margaret had a favourite chair to view the Thames from in the 1960’s.

Our version stands 12.7 cm (almost 5″) tall x 7.5 cm wide (3″)  and shows the gallows  to the right as a reminder of  Judge Jeffries known as ‘the hanging Judge’ , a frequent diner,  and on the reverse a schooner called ‘The Prospect of Whitby’  which  anchored near by and from which the pub took it’s current name.

Please note: This ceramic is one of our freestanding ceramics.  It is not designed to be wall hung alongside our Nation of Shopkeepers ceramics.