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Legendary London wine bar The City Flogger set to reopen

Published:  23 February, 2016

Famous City of London wine bar The City Flogger is set to reopen next week on a new site.

The new premises, which are at 60 Mark Lane, close to the wine bar's original location at 120 Fenchurch Street, will be open for business from Monday, February 29.

As an introductory promotion, The City Flogger will be serving old favourites at 'yesteryear prices', including ham, beef and poached salmon sandwiches for £1 each throughout its first week.

Selected magnums will likewise be on sale at bottle prices and a half-gallon of Old Wallop will be available for only £10.

Founded in 1978, The City Flogger became hugely popular among City workers for its range of fine wines, vintage Ports and hearty sandwiches.

It was a particular favourite of the insurance trade, which is centred in EC3.

The City Flogger was forced to close in November 2014 due to the redevelopment of its former home.

The City Flogger

Its new site is a former wine cellar with vaulted ceilings.

The redesigned venue will feature some rare vintage and antique wine paraphernalia which will be familiar to its previous customers, as well as some more contemporary elements.

James Davy, chairman and chief executive, Davy's Wine Merchants & Bars which owns The City Flogger, said: "After the widespread sadness when the original City Flogger was forced to close, it is fantastic to be able to announce this news today.

"The City Flogger was the place to be for nearly forty years.  You would prepare for lunch service every day by decanting three magnums of vintage port, 36 bottles of champagne, 48 bottles of claret and 60 bottles of white Burgundy, just to keep up with the rush. 

"Our new wine list will be a lot more diverse and we will recapture what The City Flogger was all about, bringing back its famous 'Madeira from the wood', and make it a favourite destination for wine lovers in the Square Mile once again."