Tom Paine is an Institution at the Seven Stars Pub

Tom Paine is the resident cat at Seven Stars Pub in London

You might say that the Seven Stars Pub has been around a while. Built in 1602, it is one of the few buildings in the area that survived the catastrophic 1666 fire in London. But historical interest is not the reason to visit the pub. Tom Paine is the reason you’ll want to grab a pint at this barristers’ hangout.

Tom Paine is pub cat at the Seven Stars Pub in London


Tom Paine is a sleek pub panther of a cat who likes to wear a choristers’ ruff while on duty at the Seven Stars. His official title is “Weapon of Mouse Destruction,” but he embraces a wide range of tasks, including Quality Control Cat. Diners often get a visit from TP as he stretches his paws to the edge of each table, peering over to check that everything is OK.

Here’s where you’ll find Tom Paine:

53-54 Carey Street
London WC2A 2JB, United Kingdom
020 7242 8521
Subway: Temple

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Category: Featured, Working Cats

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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Spencer says:

    I want to split a pint of toona ale with Tom.


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