As often happens to me, I had a flash out of nowhere of a brief snippet of a story or novel that I read long ago. All I remember was, the narrator was talking about a pub or a restaurant, and he mentioned “a room in the back where the Buffaloes used to have their secret meetings.” The Buffaloes presumably being some sort of fraternal order like the Freemasons. For some reason I want to say it’s from something George Orwell wrote (Keep the Aspidistra Flying?) but I really cannot say for certain.
That’s literally the ONLY thing I can remember from the story - a room in the back of a bar or restaurant where “the Buffaloes” had their meetings. It must have been 10 years ago or maybe more since I read whatever this was. I greatly appreciate the help of anyone who can tell me.