Review: The Blind Beggar Pub
Blind Beggar pub is a wonderful public house in London. Its great historical connection with a friendly atmosphere and delicious food has made it quite attractive to the tourists. But the place became really famous after the notorious gangland crime that occurred here in 1966.
The Blind Beggar Pub is located on Whitechapel Road, East End London and it is where Ronnie Kray killed George Cornell. On the 8th day of March a major confrontation occured between the Richardsons and a local gang in the South London club, where one member of the Kray’s allies named Richard Hart was murdered by the Richrdsons. Not only that, the notorious George Cornell also insulted Ronnie by calling him a “big fat poof”. This made the Kray twins so furious that they were seeking the opportunity to take revenge. George Cornell was a member of the Richardsons, the rival gang. He was a heavy drinker and used to become more dangerous when drunk.
While drinking at “The Lion” in Tapp Street, Ronnie got the news that Cornell was drinking in the “Blind Beggar” pub. Wasting no more time he called up a driver and headed to the pub where Cornell was sitting. Ronnie approached Cornell, and started abusing him. At this very moment Ronnie took his 9mm Mauser pistol and shot him on his forehead. It was an irony of fate that, while Cornell was lying dead on his pool of blood, the juke-box in the bar, got stuck on a popular Walker Brothers song, “The sun ain’t gonna shine anymore’. For Cornell the sun really never shone anymore.”
After the murder Ronnie escaped from the spot, while police came for the investigation. It was as usual that nobody came forward to be a witness. Even the barmaid couldn’t recognize Ronnie Kray during police identification parade.
Enough about the history this pub is a fun and quaint place to hang out with friends for a drink or two or three or to eat or both. There are a number of fine veers that can be had here and the food is what can be expected from a rustic place such as this.
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