Friday, 22 January 2016

The Tiger

Situated at the heart of Camberwell on Camberwell Green, The Tiger is a traditional British boozer with a warm and welcoming charm. Boasting six hand pumps serving a rotating selection of local and regional real ales, a fully stocked craft beer fridge and a well-balanced wine list, The Tiger is sure to keep you on your toes.
The menu offers a street food inspired fare that is largely ‘eat with your hands’ social food. Championing more pronounced flavours, spice mixes and herb combinations drawing influences from Latin and Asian cuisines, all accompanying condiments and pickles are made in-house. Sunday is a family affair, serving traditional roast lunch with a contemporary twist. Bring the family and the dog is most welcome!
Djs until 3.30am every Friday & Saturday nights and regular sports screenings.
With two raised areas to the side of the bar, The Tiger is a perfect venue for celebration and party booking – at no extra cost.  Please ask staff for details.
Dogs and children welcome, although children must be off the premises by 9pm.

Pepper Saint Ontiod.

Nestled away in the heart of the Docklands, this hidden gem has become ‘the’ place to find on the Isle of Dogs. Overlooking the beautiful Inner Millwall Dock, this warm and friendly pub will have you coming back time and time again – if not for the great food, real ale and wide drinks selection then for the relaxed atmosphere and stunning view; you will struggle to find a venue with this much character so close to Canary Wharf. Our quirky interior and fantastic staff make this a venue like no other in the area.
Be it lunch time, an evening drink or a private party in our upstairs function room you won’t be disappointed with what you find at Pepper Saint Ontiod. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Children are welcome until 8pm every day. We allow dogs but kindly request that they be kept on a lead.

, Balham Bowls Club

Only a stone’s throw from Balham Station, situated just off the hustle and bustle of Balham High Road, Balham Bowls Club is a stunning public house at the heart of the Balham community. Since being taken under the wing of Antic London, this once highly respected clubhouse faithfully retains a large amount of its original décor, sporting memorabilia and quirky trinkets.
Honouring its reputation as a social hotspot, BBC (as it is known to the locals), is a warren of spacious rooms and cosy hangouts. Boasting a stunning restaurant, two bars, three grand hire spaces and beer garden at the rear, the BBC is perfect for every social occasion. The bar offers a wide variety of spirits, rotational wines, bottled beers and ciders. With our four real ales hand pumps serving Cask Marque certified local and regional ales, expect to be kept on your toes.
Our kitchen offers a snacking Bar Menu throughout the pub and sit-down Dining Menu, serving fresh seasonal British pub fare. Sunday’s are very much a family occasion. Round up the kids and the family pooch for a Sunday roast and a board game. Children allowed until 9pm and dogs allowed everywhere except the restaurant.
Throughout the week we offer a diverse programme of events suitable for all ages and interests. These include a quiz night every Tuesday, craft & vintage fairs, classes, community meetings and many more. To keep up to date with all our goings on, please visit our ‘What’s On’ page or ask one of our friendly team.
With our stunning array of hire rooms and cosy spaces, we accommodate for weddings, party bookings and socials, however big or small. For more details please visit ‘Venue Hire’.

Jam Circus

Situated on the borderlands between Brockley and Crofton Park, only a stone’s throw from Crofton Park train station, Jam Circus is proud to be a real community pub, focusing on our quality beer, honest food and service with a smile. We are open for brunch, lunch and dinner daily and for the early risers from 10.30 am Saturday and Sunday!
Offering six local and national cask ales, a fridge full of craft lagers and ciders, rotational wine list as well as a crackin’ seasonal cocktail menu – Jam Circus caters for all tastes and tipples!
We’ve got something for every day of the week – Sundays are for Bloody Mary’s and brilliant roast dinners, weekdays we serve our delicious home-cooked food all day long, Tuesday’s host to Brockley’s only MUSIC QUIZ from 8pm – with massive cash prizes and a chance to win your dinner on us. On Friday we showcase local DJ talent from 9pm – 1am and then don’t forget to book your table for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner on Saturdays!
Children are welcome every day until 9pm. We have baby changing facilities and our fantastic free Soft Play Room Fridays between 11 and 4pm. You can pub, while the children play! You can also ask about booking the play area for parties.
Dogs are most welcome if on a lead, and ask at the bar for a bowl of water or free biscuit.

The Royal Albert

We are a charming and beautiful Victorian freehouse located on the borders of New Cross and Deptford, focussed on friendly service, quality beer and honest food.
We pride ourselves on our eight real ale and cider taps, but like to mix it up as well with guest keg and bottled beers.  We make sure that London brewers feature heavily on both tap and bottle.
Unfussy pub food from our open kitchen is the order of the day, with a seasonal menu that changes weekly.
Our décor is something else we’re particularly proud of.  With original Victorian etched glassed windows and mirrors and a large skylight to the rear, we get plenty of beautiful natural light on the inside.  Our front patio also seats 40 for those looking for sunshine on the outside.
If it’s activities you want, look no further.  A bar billiards table is available (as is instruction, should you require!).  We’ve got DJs late on a Friday night and live music provided by Good Evening Arts on Sunday evenings, plus a fantastic quiz every Monday.
Children are welcomed (we’ve got a license to host them until 8pm), as are dogs (in no particular order).
The Royal Albert is a labour of love and we’re proud to be New Cross’ friendly location.

, East Dulwich Tavern

Sitting proudly on the corner of Lordship Lane and Goose Green, East Dulwich Tavern or EDT as it’s known to the locals, is a charming pub at the heart of the East Dulwich community.
Spread across a large open bar and seating area, stunning restaurant and outdoor area, EDT is a lively local’s local perfect for every social occasion.
Boasting 10 hand pumps, we serve a rotational selection of local and regional Cask Masque certified real ales. You can enjoy a variety of mainline favourites and new and exciting guest appearances from South East breweries Brixton Brewery and Hop Stuff Brewing, plus many more. Our bar serves a selection of fine wines and spirits, and our fully stocked fridge is bursting with ever-changing crafty treats. We are delighted to have just been featured in Camra’s Good Beer Guide 2015.
Open seven days a week, our kitchen serves modern British pub fare using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. With a variety of smaller sharing plates and hearty mains on offer, you will never go hungry! We serve homemade bar snacks and seasonal pastries throughout the week and on Sundays we served traditional roasts.
Our décor is a mix of vintage designs, quirky recycled furniture, textured wallpapers and comfy seating. In winter months you can sit by one of our two fireplaces, sip mulled wine and while away the evening.
Venture upstairs and you will find The Lodge, our rather delightful function room – complete with its very own bar. The Lodge provides the perfect backdrop for any party booking and private event, however big or small.  For more information please visit our venue hire page or ask a friendly member of our team.
Throughout the week we play host to a variety of events, as well as one-off annual celebrations. We have live jazz nights, theatre events and our monthly film night The Bigger Picture gives you the chance to watch your favourite cult classic and art house films. Keep your eyes peeled on social media for a list of our upcoming event.
Pull up a bar stool and join the EDT community!

White Hart

Westow House stands proudly at the corner of the Crystal Palace triangle. With an eclectic twist on the traditional pub; comfy old Chesterfield sofas, quirky artwork, vintage chairs and tables, board games and the relaxed feeling you get when in someone’s front room, Westow not only surpasses itself as a ‘Local’ but also provides the sort of roasts that Sundays we’re made for. Call a few days in advance and your exact choice of cut will be there for you, perfectly cooked and reasonably priced. Add to that an extensively stocked bar featuring any number of local and overseas craft beers, 8 ale pumps, a rotating selection of beers on draught and a daily menu that will make your mouth water and you have a positive feast for all the senses.
And after your meal…. what could be better than playing one of our board games, Foosball or our 1950’s Pinball Machine? I guess if you include an extensive seated area at the front, as well as being dog friendly you have pretty much found the perfect pub.

Derelict London Pubs

25 Pubs across the UK are closing every week
Bring this pub back to life graffiti on dead pub
Pubs are closing at the rate of 25 per week, as the trade continues to face tough conditions in all parts of Britain, according to figures released in Spring 2011 The British Beer & Pub Association, which commissioned the new survey, says that the Government should abandon plans for increases in Beer Tax in the Budget. The BBPA says that with the right policies, the beer and pub sector, which employs almost 1 million people, could play a leading role in bringing the economy out of recession.

While the closure rate has slowed from the previous year’s 40 per week, there were almost 1,300 fewer pubs in Britain by the end of 2010. With a typical pub employing around ten people, this represents a net loss of jobs of around 13,000 across the country. Pubs are closing in every part of England, as well as in Scotland and Wales. The rate of losses is highest in London (5 per week) and the North West.

With beer still the key seller for pubs, huge rises in Beer Tax, which has gone up by 26 per cent since March 2008, are a huge drag on the sector, says the BBPA.

BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, comments: “The closure of 25 pubs every week is bad news for the economy, as the sector plays such a vital role. It’s also a blow for local communities, with pubs often acting as the hub of local life. With the right policies, this vital part of our tourism and hospitality sector could be creating new jobs, and helping to bring Britain out of recession. If we really do have a pub-friendly government as the Prime Minister says, the time to act is now – with a freeze in beer duty in the Budget."

London pub and bar guide

Here's a guide to the pubs and bars of London - good or bad, we bring you the most talked about venues and the places you have to visit at least once. We've included a few user reviews, to give you an idea of what to expect when you get there. Or you can follow the links to see full details and all reviews for each pub.


picture of The Harp, Covent Garden
Address: 47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS
Phone: 02078360291
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Nearest tube stations: Charing Cross (0.1 miles), Leicester Square (0.2 miles), Embankment (0.2 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles), London Waterloo (0.8 miles), London Waterloo East (0.8 miles)


Since Fullers took over this pub they have left the landlord to get on with it.

Fantastic ales and great atmosphere.

Well done Carl, your doing this place proud.

25 Aug 2015 22:24
Back again in the Harp to kick off my 2015 UK & Europe pub crawl. Not a noticeable change to this gullible foreigner, the welcome was warm & genuine & the Sambrook Wandle (£3.95) delicious after a long flight. The friendly bar lady kindly a photo of me. Not many in at around 11.00am, but all received great service & good beer at a reasonable price.
3 Aug 2015 07:49
In the Harp yesterday,still a great selection of beers available, I had London Fields Hopspur and Brick Blenhim Black, both good.
28 Jun 2015 08:31


picture of The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak
Address: 139, Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1LE
Phone: 020 7485 1511
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Nearest tube stations: Gospel Oak (0.2 miles), Tuffnell Park (0.4 miles), Kentish Town (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations: Gospel Oak (0.2 miles), Kentish Town (0.5 miles), Kentish Town West (0.7 miles)


A return visit on Sunday, 5 years after the first, and again I loved the traditional boozer feel as much as very good Tiny Rebel and Millwhite cider. I've been lucky to get a seat, as the pub needs high footfall tomaintain quality over so many casks. Next time I'll eat - the meat counter is part of the appeal.
16 Nov 2015 09:18
Still Grim Up North London. For those who need to put their 'drinking' in inverted commas - see below. Dear oh dear...
1 Jul 2015 21:45
If you like your real ale or cider and want a friendly pub with a large selection of well kept drinks, you can't do much better than the Southampton Arms.

Sure, it's a little on the small side inside and often standing room only, but that's a small price to pay for excellent ale, tasty and hearty bar snacks and pleasant staff to serve them both. Prices are fair for London, and there's even a small outside space out at the back. Better still, customers tend to be genuine real ale drinkers rather than underage hipsters looking for the latest craft ale.

We moved into the area six months ago and this quickly became our favourite "drinking" pub. They don't serve full meals and the decor is basic to say the least, but it's clean, tidy and friendly. If you're looking for the best pint in the area, this is the place to come.
14 Apr 2015 17:14


picture of The Long Pond, Eltham
Address: 110 Westmount Road, Eltham, London, SE9 1RE
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Nearest train stations: Eltham (0.6 miles), Falconwood (0.8 miles), Kidbrooke (1.7 miles)


Had a walk in the sunshine around Eltham and luckily my route took me past the Long Pond so I thought I would drop in to try it out. It's bigger than I expected from a micropub, but first impression was of a clean, nicely decorated place. There were a couple of punters in who both greeted me with a "good afternoon" when I walked to the bar, which was a nice welcome. I had two pints of Whitstable Winkle Picker (which was delicious and just £3.40 a pint) - served by very friendly staff. I didn't eat but the food they brought out looked good - though note they only serve 'proper' pub food - pork pies, cheese/meat platters etc.. No piped music to disrupt conversations, immaculately clean toilets ... what's not to like.
23 Nov 2015 14:37
After a couple of pints in the Howerd Club it was a short walk to this fairly new micro pub that even though it doesn’t appear in the GBG it still needed ticking.

6 ales on which are all served from a cool room behind the bar (like all of the micro’s I have visited). I went for a couple of pints of Tonbridge Breweries Pond Life @ 3.6% which is brewed specially for the Long Pond. Other options were Kent Black Gold, Caveman Shopper Gold, Whitstable Native, Gadds No 5 &Wantsum Black Prince. Worth noting that all ales are priced between £3.00 & £3.40

Only the landlord was in when we arrived but within 15 minutes a few more punters arrived.

It’s been open a short while and is nicely decorated and laid out. A special mention for the extremely clean toilets.

The Long Pond is well worth a visit, just check the opening times before you do.
1 Jul 2015 16:42
Lovely new micropub in the Kent tradition. Good, local, ale. Affable owner. Nicely converted from a plumber's shop. I hope Eltham realises how lucky it is.
2 Apr 2015 09:56


picture of The White Lion, Clerkenwell
Address: 37, Central St, London, EC1V 8AB
Phone: 020 7689 4313
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Nearest tube stations: Barbican (0.4 miles), Old Street (0.4 miles), Farringdon (0.6 miles)

Nearest DLR station: Bank (1 mile)

Nearest train stations: Old Street (0.3 miles), London Barbican (0.4 miles), Farringdon (0.5 miles)


I've spent many a Thursday night sipping ales in this fine establishment and after suffering it's closure — however brief — once already over the last couple of years, I'm gutted to hear that it's once again fighting for it's life.

It's a fantastic example of what I'd consider a 'proper' pub — warm, friendly staff, with the additional bonus of darts, jukeboxes and tv screens available for a bit of light entertainment. The area certainly wouldn't be the same without it.
24 Nov 2015 21:48
I've spent many a Thursday night sipping ales in this fine establishment and after suffering it's closure — however brief — once already over the last couple of years, I'm gutted to hear that it's once again fighting for it's life.

It's a fantastic example of what I'd consider a 'proper' pub — warm, friendly staff, with the additional bonus of darts, jukeboxes and tv screens available for a bit of light entertainment. The area certainly wouldn't be the same without it.
24 Nov 2015 21:48
Excellent memories of post-match drinks in this most welcoming of boozers. I understand it is on the verge of closure once again so I would urge anyone who has enjoyed a sherbet or two in this fine establishment to rally round in its hour of need. To the regiment...
23 Nov 2015 10:25


picture of The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross
Address: Unit 8 Shared Service Yard, Goods Way, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4AH
Phone: 02077137258
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Nearest tube stations: King's Cross St. Pancras (0.2 miles), Euston Square (0.6 miles), Euston (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Kings Cross (0.1 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.2 miles), London St Pancras (0.2 miles)


Not sure what all the fuss is about this place. It does do decent ale but calling a series of disjointed rooms, corridors and hallways a good pub is stretching it a bit.
5 Apr 2015 19:49
The best railway pub about in my opinion. It feels like a "real" pub. One you want to stay in for sometime and not just pop in for a pint or two until your train's ready to leave.
Even if you're using St. Pancras it's worth making the short trip across to this place.
Despite being busy I rarely have to wait long to be served. Being a Fullers pub the majority of the ales are from that brewery but there is a decent selection of guest ales as well.
The place itself is very large with big rooms, corridors and nooks & crannies all available to drinkers. There's a TV in the corner of the bar often showing sport with the sound down.
A couple of downsides are the prices which are on the high side even for London and the groups of office types who can get gabby after a few drinks.
5 Apr 2015 15:54
Loved the ambiance and atmosphere of this place. It's smart and fits in with the new Kings Cross station but still feels like a proper pub. There are lots of different areas to sit, some along the wide corridors which is where I ended up as it was busy, even on a Tuesday night, with no tables free. There's a wide range of ales to try and I had some nice guest ales but the Fullers beers weren't on top form, presumably because they were being served too cold.
People have commented on the prices, but if you stick to the cask ale, and avoid say draft Chimay (£4.80 for 2/3 pint) then it isn't so bad.
3 Apr 2015 23:03


picture of The Blackfriar, Blackfriars
Address: 174 Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 4EG
Phone: 020 7236 5474
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Nearest tube stations: Blackfriars (0 miles), St. Pauls (0.3 miles), Mansion House (0.5 miles)

Nearest DLR station: Bank (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations: Blackfriars (0.1 miles), City Thameslink (0.1 miles), Farringdon (0.6 miles)


Our second pub on our pub crawl of London. The Victorians certainly went to town with sheer decadence, and The Blackfriar is no exception. Magic copper carvings surround the place above the bar and on the walls. The fireplace taking centre stage and outstanding feature.

Had a couple of Yuletide Christmas Stouts, which tasted bang on, but the prices reflected the area we were in (Central Business District.)

Place was heaving with many eating, and seating was at a premium. We eventually found a spot.

22 Nov 2015 14:57
Another quick Saturday night visit on the way home and like the last time it’s very busy when I arrive at 8.45pm.

My choice of ale was Redemption’s Rising Sun @ 5.0% and it was in very good form.

I took my pint and stood outside as the evening was still warm and killed the time between my trains with this decent pint. I’m sure it won’t be too long before I make another Saturday night visit.
12 Oct 2015 13:49
Dropped in just after 10pm on a Saturday night at the end of August for a quick pint.

Busy inside but I was served pretty quickly after opted for a pint of Berkhamsted Brews Wild Boy @ 3.7% from the decent selection on the pumps.

I stood at the side of the bar and enjoyed my pint.

As has been mentioned on numerous occasions on this site the Blackfriars is a stunning building but it’s also decent pub with a good choice of ales and is very handy for Blackfriars station.
5 Oct 2015 14:48


picture of The Sekforde Arms, Clerkenwell
Address: 34 Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0HA
Phone: 020 7253 3251
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Nearest tube stations: Farringdon (0.3 miles), Barbican (0.4 miles), Chancery Lane (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations: Farringdon (0.3 miles), London Barbican (0.4 miles), Old Street (0.7 miles)


A recent report in the Islington Tribune says that it's been bought by a local barrister who is building a residential property at the back of the pub, and will then refurbish the toilets, kitchen and basement before opening the Sekforde up again.
24 Aug 2015 13:12
Was in here yesterday. It will be a gastro type pub as opposed to a all out restaurant. For how long though?
29 Jun 2015 10:22
Gutted and disgusted that this proper old school cockney clerkenwell pub is closing. Because we really need another restaurant ,don't we,eh?
We are killing all that's good about this great city of ours
23 Jun 2015 11:34


picture of The Birkbeck Tavern, Leyton
Address: 45, Langthorne Rd, London, E11 4HL
Phone: 020 8539 2584
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Nearest tube station: Leyton (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations: Leytonstone High Road (0.7 miles), Maryland (0.8 miles), Leyton Midland Road (1.1 miles)


The archetypal London boozer. When you approach this pub and then step inside you know you are in a classic. Wonderful high ceilings and traditional unashamed Victoriana throughout. A giant wooden dart suspended above the oche! Several ales available and friendly staff. I gather this pub is registered as an Asset of Community Value, and as somebody who has been involved in campaigning I can see how it would be that kind of pub. Very much a community boozer but outsiders such as myself were still more than welcome. This is what London pubs are all about.
4 Nov 2015 10:49
Came in here on a Monday night. No food which was a little bit disappointing but the beer was in very condition, the barman a nice bloke with good taste in music, and the other locals no bother at all.

I am very happy to be less than a ten minute walk to this place - all the other pubs in the locale are mediocre at best. Looking forward to the next visit and to trying the food.

This is what local pubs are about and why it's important to use them or lose them.

Great backstreet boozer, with a lovely beer garden. Seemed to have a decent ale selection and they serve food, which, while I didn't eat, looked good from what I saw others eating.

Like the previous poster, I don't see this making a top-20 list in London, much less the UK, but its a great pub all the same and well worth a visit.


picture of The Plume of Feathers, Greenwich
Address: 19, Park Vista, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LZ
Phone: 020 8858 1661
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Nearest DLR stations: Cutty Sark (0.4 miles), Island Gardens (0.6 miles), Greenwich (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations: Maze Hill (0.1 miles), Greenwich (0.7 miles), Westcombe Park (0.9 miles)


Another infrequent visit to this good locals pub. Service a bit slow as usual.
HopStuff Single on tap along with the Brockley Brewery, Harveys and Damned Doomed Bar. Had the Local HopStuff which was good.

Only discovered this pub recently. I concur, it's far and away the best pub in Greenwich; friendly, good character and well kept good value beer. Very handy for the park.

Thanks again for making a great pub crawl extra special .James and Anna your the tops guys. This is truly a special pub and iimplore one and all to come take a look . Sorry by the way if we were all a bit noisy but we all do feel at home here .RIP dave a very nice man you will be missed


picture of The Calthorpe Arms, Holborn
Address: 252 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8JR
Phone: 020 7278 4732
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Nearest tube stations: Russell Square (0.4 miles), Chancery Lane (0.5 miles), Holborn (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.6 miles), Farringdon (0.6 miles), London St Pancras (0.6 miles)


A proper, and very reliable, street corner boozer seeling Youngs beers (and guests). I confess to being a Youngs fan and I haven't had a bad pint in there yet.
Long may it continue without being gentrified

One of the very few central london (or indeed London) pubs which has not been turned into a gastropub/effectively a restaurant (though the once I ate here the food was fine).

The beer here is always very well kept (Young's range including all the bottles as oldandmild says) and couple of others (usually including Tribute). Old time landlord, he wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but he keeps a good pint and runs a good pub in my view.

If you are near King's Cross/st.Pancras Station donot miss this one.Friendly locals pub with an old time landlord.Stocks young's bottles including their light ale.How nice in 2015 to be able to go into a London pub order a pint of "light and bitter" and be understood.Long may it survive.


picture of The Princess of Prussia, Tower Hill
Address: 15, Prescot St, London, E1 8AZ
Phone: 020 7480 5304
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Nearest tube stations: Aldgate East (0.3 miles), Aldgate (0.3 miles), Tower Hill (0.3 miles)

Nearest DLR stations: Tower Gateway (0.2 miles), Shadwell (0.7 miles), Bank (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations: Fenchurch Street (0.4 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.8 miles), London Bridge (0.9 miles)


The Princess sells Shepherd Neame beer so of course it's a good pub. It looks like a pub should do (including an old fashioned but clean bog) and the staff are generally very helpful. On the whole the food has been perfectly acceptable but not exactly cheap - it's a pub for goodness sake. Unlike some of the places further west it's not full of poseurs and gobshites. I approve of this pub.

Visited here on the basis of good reviews and wasn't disappointed. Unspoilt Victorian pub with decent beer, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Somehow this pub escaped the attentions of the Luftwaffe and redevelopment - well worth a vist.

Nice looking pub outside and in. Front bar has wood floor and tables and chairs,
back room is carpeted with bench seats and stools with tables. Friendly staff and good Shep' Neame beers. My Spitfire was £4.00, more than my local but i suppose the price you pay in central London.
My only DISLIKE was putting up the stools on the bench seats before last orders. I think this should be done in the 20 min drinking up time at the earliest, and when a table became vacant, it was cleared and sprayed with a cleaner which smelled strong. Not what you want when drinking beer etc.


picture of The Bree Louise, Euston
Address: 69 Cobourg Street, London, NW1 2HH
Phone: 020 7681 4930
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Nearest tube stations: Euston (0.1 miles), Euston Square (0.1 miles), Warren Street (0.2 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Euston (0.2 miles), London St Pancras (0.5 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.6 miles)


This pub is not what it used to be ,I think it is under threat from the HS2 railway
so why would the owners risk spend any money on it.

This pub's interior is about as appealing as a drop-in centre. The barman was very surly and my pint from the cask behind the bar cost a small fortune at £4.40. It was also off.

I won't be coming here again anytime soon.

Not going to rate this pub again at the moment, but like outlamehead I'd thought it has been resting on it's laurels for a year or two with a declining range in terms of beers actually on at any given time and beer quality.

However I was in last week, meeting a couple of people as handy for the Station. The quality of both the Hop Head and Brains Revd James Gold was tip top, as was the half of a craft IPA (forget it's name now) I tried, so hopefully it's getting back to being as good as it was again.


picture of Red Lion, Ealing
Address: 13 St Marys Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RA
Phone: 020 8567 2541

Nearest tube stations: South Ealing (0.5 miles), Ealing Broadway (0.6 miles), Northfields (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.5 miles), West Ealing (0.8 miles), Drayton Green (1.2 miles)


I've been going into this place for 40 years now, & I can certainly say it has increased radically in size, probably X 3! In the mid-seventies, it was a tiny L-shaped thing, with no extension beyond the bar, nor garden access. Anyway, quite aside from quibbling about square footage, what's been said about staff, regulars, prices, beer quality & the gastro syndrome stands as far as I'm concerned.

I should hope the Red Lion has been refurbished from time to time but I am sure it has not "trebled" in size. Anyway, I have always found it a pleasant little pub when walking from Ealing Broadway to South Ealing.

I totally agree with Snarling Mallard's post of 3 Jan. I somewhat reluctantly popped in on Sunday evening, & all the staff negatives he lists- & more- were in place. The place was dingy, dirty & untidy away from the bar, & ESB was both well-expensive yet of unexceptional quality. I think the rot set in when the pub was refurbed & trebled in size, changed hands, & was gastroed up by Fuller's. Shame, but true...


picture of Ye Old Mitre, Holborn
Address: 1 Ely Court, Ely Place, Holborn, London, EC1N 6SJ
Phone: 020 7405 4751
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Nearest tube stations: Chancery Lane (0.2 miles), Farringdon (0.2 miles), Barbican (0.5 miles)

Nearest DLR station: Bank (1 mile)

Nearest train stations: Farringdon (0.2 miles), City Thameslink (0.4 miles), London Barbican (0.5 miles)


Made sure I visited when in London last month as it supports Mild in May.Not disappointed.Three milds on when I visited from Batemans,Enville and Hoskins.Tried the Enville and Hoskins offerings,both most acceptable.Pretty unique for a London pub to have outside gents.
7 Jun 2015 05:09
An unchanging gem hidden down a passage off Hatton Garden and within really easy range of both Farringdon and Chancery Lane stations. Always a good, changing range of well-kept beers. Ye Olde Mitre has retained the old fashioned pub approach to food for people having a few drinks – things like pork pies and scotch eggs. It is small and can get very busy at times, but equally you can find it pleasantly quiet. Oodles of character and a very long history.
29 Apr 2015 10:53
I think that this pub got new management a little while back - I overheard someone behind the bar telling a customer that they weren't planning to change anything. Good thing too. It's a curious place, but all the better for that. Real ale choice almost always good, and usually a hand pumped cider too. Food is snacks - toasties, scotch eggs, sausage (singular!) - sometimes called "English tapas".
8 Apr 2015 15:35


picture of The Nell Gwynne, Covent Garden
Address: 2 Bull Inn Court, London, WC2R 0NP
Phone: 020 7240 5579
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Nearest tube stations: Covent Garden (0.2 miles), Charing Cross (0.2 miles), Leicester Square (0.2 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Charing Cross (0.2 miles), London Waterloo (0.7 miles), London Waterloo East (0.7 miles)


Have always loved this pub, it's a real gem. Should be interesting to see what happens if it is actually changing hands. Hopefully the aforementioned barman will be making an exit. Started going there a few years ago with a bunch of mates but eventually stopped going after seeing him 'in action' one too many times. Didn't want to be contributing to the wages of someone who seems to get his kicks bullying young women. Disgraceful. Glad someone else mentioned it below, because people like that need outing!

its small, hard to find and has no natural light. But, this is a cracking London Boozer! what makes it great aside from the above? had to sign up to write a review as I heard a rumour its changing hands in the near future

The staff are ace: Fiona who's always there when I'm in, doing a million things at once, always with a smile on her face. The young actors behind the bar make it a fun place to be and gives it an ambience you'd hope for (but rarely see) in a Theatreland pub.

Oh and check out the fantastic, idiosyncratic selection of Gins and Malts, you don't see those in many London pubs these days. To see a pub that has such thought and love put into it, makes me love it too.

Such a fantastic pub. Real old London charm. Been in a few times now and only spoilt by what seemed to be a total mad man behind the bar. Didn't catch his name but he sort of resembles a groteseque version of Morrisey. SO disgustingly rude to the other bar staff and not much better to the customers. Genuinely never seen anything like it. Shame.