The Florence Tavern


The Florence Tavern

This is where world champion fighter Jack Burke was landlord.

Location: 49 Florence Street, Islington , N1 2DU

Description: The newly refurbished gastro-local Islington pub The Florence Tavern has one famous Landlord in it's locker.

After his retirement Jack Burke, also known as The Irish Lad, became landlord here in November 1895 leaving the following year. He started as a bare knuckle fighter on Hackney Marshes but went on to win the English Middleweight and claimed the World Middleweight title too as well as a record (but unqualified) 517 bouts!

Themes: PubPub Theme  BoxingBoxing Theme
The Florence Tavern

This is where world champion fighter Jack Burke was landlord.

Ranking This Month: 471/2849

Pages Hit This Month: 26


Hi, My GG Uncle was Jack Burke the owner. Was amased to find this as I had written to the pub many years ago to ask if there was any info on him. Would love to hear from you. Gloria Thienel ()
Posted by on 2012-03-11

Other places nearby:


Class in a Glass», 2.9km

Elstree's The Red Lion», 10.km

The Champion», 2.2km

Three Floors full of Pub Style», 3.7km

The Horse and Groom», 2.2km

Brit Art and a Pint please», 1.8km

The Ship Tavern», 1.7km

The Bedford», 7.0km

Simon the Tanner», 2.9km

The Royal Forest Hotel», 8.2km

Location Pinpointed: