England > Greater London > Blackfriars
ads135 (188) Lawrence, Kansas | June 13, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The beers arent the best and there isnít a great selection if real ales arenít your thing, but thatís not a really valid complaint in England regardless. The chief draw, and its significant, is the pub itself. Easily one of the most gorgeous places to drink beer in London, possible England. Art nouveau interior, classy, and easily accessible from the tube.
drpimento (151) La Crosse, Wisconsin | January 16, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
At long last, after 13 years, got to return to this gem again. It exceeds my fond memories. Got to take my Brazilian friend and she was suitably impressed. I had about four or five cask ales that were pretty good. Also had some scotch eggs that were on the lame side. The bowl of pistachios was just that, the mixed olives were good. Service was decent and they were very open to providing free tastes. Friednly crowd. And of course, the aesthetically perfect pub interior.
Fatehunter (88) Corbett, Oregon | May 6, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place has great history and atmosphere. They had eight cask brews and 12 others on tap, those were mostly pale Euro lagers. The service was good too. Itís small so it will get crowded quickly.
kassner (86) Wexford, Pennsylvania | April 24, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stayed at the Crown Plaza just over the street so had occassion to come here several time. Great pub ambiance helped by the exterior and interior setting especially the wall decorations. Very friendly, good selection of ales and good food, except one night the kitchen closed for an emergency
maltdog (78) Colorado | May 31, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool wedge-shaped building... the interior is all dark wood, marble, and bronze. Only four cask ales (varies daily) and a half dozen fizzy yellow Eurolagers... plus some bottled beer, cider, and cheap wine. Staff is knowledgeable about the beer, reinforced by seeing them all sample a new product together. Typical London pub food, no different than anywhere else. The outside patio seating would be pleasant if you werenít constantly surrounded by chainsmokers. Visit for the atmosphere and photo ops more than anything else.
beansoup (22) , | April 22, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Marvelous interior. íCause, you know, thereís beer inside, like.
Finn (16) TromsÝ, Norway | November 20, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favourite pubs in London. Stunning interior. Glad to see that itís preserved and that the modern buildings around it have been adjusted to make room for it. The beer range has improved after the take over from Nicolsons and the food is still good. Living in a hotel around the corner and having this as our local is a dream come true.
Leeale (15) , | September 15, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad place, just a shame the selection is poor, the price isnít that fair and the service was pretty weak in my opinion.
REROLIM (9) ITAPEVA-SP, Brazil | September 17, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the most famous Pubs in UK.
Worth to visit...
tvstrategies (5) Ravensdale, Washington | April 3, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
These ratings in the 70-range are a bit misleading. And unlike the review just below mine, Iíve always had good experiences here, good enough to have brought friends here. Itís literally one minute from the entry to the Underground (Blackfriars, District/Circle), or 30 seconds in the rain.
There are all sorts of Art Nouveau ornaments and details, and a wonderful frieze above the bar. The dedicated dining room is all marble, like Grand Central Station in NYC. Have never had bad food here either. Like most English pubs, the beer selection isnít huge, but they do offer quality. Including local micro-brews (not just Nicholsons)
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