The area was low lying, close to the river Thames and built along the ancient course of the river Tyburn. This made the land prone to subsidence and thus unsuitable for buiding. By the area was considered one of the worst in London and thought of as the centre of poverty, vice and crime. This passage, first published by Wiseman in An Appeal to the Reason and Good Feeling of the English People on the Subject of the Catholic Hierarchy, was widely quoted in the national press, which led to the popularisation of the word slum to describe bad housing.
Dickens was one of a number of philanthropists who were shocked that such an area could exist at the very heart of the British Empire. Westminster contained the seat of government as well as the prestigious Westminster Abbey yet was also the home to thousands living an existence of inhumane despair and crime. The two existed side by side, often pretending as if neither existed. The plight of children in the area, many of them street orphans, also shocked those who went into the area to try and help.
The City of London Mission felt that the area was so depraved that it had to be re-conquered for Christianity. For the last half of the 19th century its missionaries compiled reports on the area based on door to door visits in the neighbourhood. One report by missionary Andrew Walker described the extent of the depravity.
It was a vegetarian farro but I added blackened salmon. Super good. Prices are a bit high but meal is good.
DAT is a reliable place for dinner or lunch. Food is always good, great service and upbeat decor. Our service was excellent, very helpful and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. Every dish our party got was incredible and it came out to us very quickly and was hot! Recommending this place to everyone I talk to. Good food good drinks. Wait staff was very attentive. Very good experience.
I would go back again. Fantastic place. Creative food. Excellent staff.
Need to go back to sample everything on the menu. Wonderful dinner. We always have a great visit here. Very delicious food with great ambiance!
Now introducing happy hour! Mon-Sat until 7 PM, all night on Sunday! Join us to see what we're mixing up cheap! The Devil's Acre. The history of alcohol and. The Devil's Acre was a notorious slum near Westminster Abbey in Victorian London. The Devil's Acre was on and behind Old Pye Street, Great St Anne's Lane.
However, we went to this restaurant specifically because they had gluten free choices on their regular menu. The fixed menu made it more limited than I would have liked.
The regular brunch menu was not available. The prix fixe came with soup or salad, but they never came out. We were offered to have the soup or salad after the entree seriously? Or we could have had them stick our entrees under hot lamps for 15 or 20 minutes. None of these were good solutions. We chose to skip them. However, this was a special occasion for my wife and it was very disappointing.
The food is average. Cornbread waffle was good, but the short ribs Benedict was too sweet and the egg whites were runny and undercooked. Fun atmosphere for a weekend night.
A bit too noisy but a birthday party going on in the bar where we were seated so maybe louder than usual. Very interesting and different menu. We really like there food a lot and a very nice place to go to. I brought my 80 year old mother here for mothers day. We will be back! Our hats off to the chef! My husband and I were here for the first time, May 4, We are still wondering how we never heard of the place! The food was fabulous, and our server very pleasant!! The only down side is , the dining room is a little crowded and the table a little too close together.
We will most definitely be back, as there are way more items on the menu we are looking forward to trying. We had a wonderful time at Devil's Acre Tavern. The food and atmosphere was great! It's nice to have a good place to eat near Doylestown.
Everyone enjoyed their meal. The menu is a bit limited. Cool space - lots of different wood tones in a modern setting. German inspired food with brats and sausage. We went for the Weck, which was tasty but could have had a bit more au jus on it. Good, casual fare. Will definitely return to the place. Recommended by family. We went for the German food which was excellent. We will definitely be going back soon!
Food is great, service is friendly, prices are reasonable, and the decor is attractive. Food was good, good service-perfect venue for meeting up and hanging with old friends. Menu is too small , poor salad choices, need greater variety.
We loved the restaurant. Everything we ordered was wonderful. Nice sized drinks and amazing bloody Marys!! Our only complaint was that we felt rushed. The food was better than expected. Tavern food elevated and particularly liked the links variety, especially the bratwurst Others in our party enjoyed the fish and chips Wonderful, as always!
Amanda provides great service and conversation. Great food and beer. Bacon Blue Cheese tots were great. Love this place. Totally hip neighborhood bar with an exceptional selection of beer and food. Fantastic vibe with knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Absolute go to eatery and drinking spot while in Doylestown. I just love this place. Have been here many times and given great reviews but this time was my first for Brunch. Their Benedict was amazing and the skillets my friends had they said were equally great.
I highly recommend the Spicy Maria to go along with it! Nice place to have the dinner with friends. Got Weisswurst, Knockwurst, Bratwurst and Krainerwurst to share with friends. So tasty! Amazing food, energetic environment, great staff.
We look forward to coming back. Fine food, very loud, prices fair, chairs very uncomfortable.
I would eat there again, but I might prefer sitting on a bar stool. The food is always great here. Then again Great food and a unique menu. Really enjoyed our meal!