Tom Moore's Tavern advertises itself as Bermuda's oldest eatery, given it resides in a marvelously preserved mid-17th-century house and has served as a pub for better than a century. It's named for the Irish bard Tom Moore, who spent time in Bermuda in the early 1800s; a calabash tree he immortalized stands within view of the tavern. Nearby bristles Tom Moore's Jungle (aka the Walsingham Nature Reserve), one of the island's most significant natural sanctuaries.
The menu at Tom Moore's belies the "Tavern" moniker somewhat, given its fine-dining-style dishes and the rather vast wine list. "To-day I'll haste to quaff my wine," as Moore once wrote, "As if to-morrow ne'er would shine."
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