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The Boar's Head Inn may refer to a number of
former taverns in London, of
which the following are the most famous:
The Boar's Head Tavern, on Eastcheap, featured in historical plays of Shakespeare as a favourite of the fictional
character Falstaff and his
friends. It was the subject of essays by Oliver
Goldsmith and Washington Irving. Established before
1537, but destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London, it was soon
rebuilt, and continued operation until some point in the late 18th
Century. What remained of the building was demolished in 1831.
The Boar's Head Inn, at Whitechapel, the courtyard of which was
used to stage
plays from 1557 onwards. It was refurbished in 1598-99.