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Sir John Falstaff Pub

April 2011

Sir John Falstaff is a pub across the road from Dickens' home at Gad's Hill. In Shakepeare's Henry IV Falstaff conspires with Prince Hal, the future Henry V, to commit a robbery on the Dover Road at Gad's Hill. Dickens wrote that "The robbery was committed before the door, on the ground now covered by the room in which I write. A little rustic alehouse, called the Sir John Falstaff, is over the way, has been over the way ever since, in honour of the event."

Sir John Falstaff Pub
Sir John Falstaff Pub

Sir John Falstaff Pub
Sir John Falstaff Pub