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Inside the Grapes public house.
|Inside the Grapes public house.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H5436|
|Description: This famous riverside tavern is described in Charles Dicken's book 'Our Mutual Friend'. In the novel the pub is known as the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters Tavern and is kept by Miss Abbey Potterson, who according to Dicken's 'reigned supreme on her throne, the bar, and a man must have drunk himself mad drunk indeed if he thought he could contest a point with her....She was a tall, upright, well-favoured woman, though severe of countenance, and had more of the air of a schoolmistress than mistress of the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters'.|
|Creator: Cleve Severin|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|