A place of entertainment within or adjoining Westminster Hall. It is called in “Hudibras,” “False Heaven, at the end of the Hall.” There were two other alehouses near Westminster Hall, called Hell and Purgatory.
Nor break his fast
In Heaven and Hell.
Ben Jonson’s Alchemist, act v. SC. 2.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.