Welcome to The Magdala
For history trail enthusiasts and ale appreciators alike, The Magdala provides a calm retreat in a location steeped in history. As with most historic landmarks, this pretty pub has a dark past - in 1955, tragedy set in when Ruth Ellis shot her lover outside. The only reminders are the bullet holes and plaque that remain as testimony to the incident.
Our philosophy is to offer wholesome, seasonal food from our daily changing menu, and excellent service. Our open, theatre-style kitchen allows you to see the chefs create all the dishes in front of your eyes. Our upstairs room creates a more intimate setting for diners or can also be hired out as a private function room. Whether you are looking for a meeting room, a private dining room or a party venue, The Magdala offers something for everyone.
One of the last remaining traditional watering holes, The Magdala boasts an old oak fireplace which provides a lovely backdrop; relax in front of its crackling flames with a tipple from the comprehensive supply of seasonal ales, great wines and craft beers.
We're in the final strait.....
After 16 years involvement with The Magdala, we shall be saying our last goodbyes to customers and friends on September 7th 2014. We've had an amazing journey here and would like to thank all who supported us, enjoyed our hospitality and ultimately became our friends.
A new journey now beckons, for us, and for The Magdala.
Last trading day: Sunday 7th September 2014, Doors close at 4pm.