St Martins pub history index
As the Cardigans Arms is opposite the Rummer, it must be at about the
site of Crags court opposite Rummer court.
Rummer court, Charing Cross in 1746 -
John Rocque map
The Night - Hogarth and the Rummer Tavern opposite the Cardigans Head
The Rummer is introduced by Hogarth into his picture of " Night." and that a night of rejoicing, viz. the 29th of May; evident from the bonfires, the oaken bough upon the barber's pole, and the oak leaves fixed in the freemasons' hats. The scene is taken from the narrow part of Charing Cross, as it formerly stood before the way was widened, looking from Whitehall, and exhibits the Rummer Tavern on one side, and the Cardigan's Head on the other ;
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels
in St Martins in Fields, London.
Residents at this address.
1725-1729 listing from the Minute Book of the Grand Lodge lists a Masonic
Lodge meeting at the Cardigan, Charing Cross