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This page suggests this tavern was at the corner of Russell Street and Brydges Street, which is now Catherine Street.

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The Rose Tavern stood in Russell Street, Covent Garden adjoining Drury Lane Theatre. Part of it was taken down in 1776, when Adam, the architect, built a new front to the former theatre for Garrick, then about to part with his patent. In Charles II's time it was kept by a person of the name of Long (buried at St Paul's, Covent Garden, August 5, 1661) and afterwards by his widow. Tavern tokens of the house still exist.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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