THE MITRE IN WOOD STREET
Was a noted old Tavern. Pepys, in his Diary, Sept. 18, 1660, records his going "to the Mitre Tavern, in Wood-street, (a house of the greatest note in London,) where I met W. Symons, D. Scoball, and their wives. Here some of us fell to handicap, a sport I never knew before, which was very good." The tavern was destroyed in the Great Fire.
Club Life of London Vol. II