England > Greater London > Blackfriars
jorge76 (213) , Italy | June 13, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
When I used to work in St. Paul area I came here quite often with colleagues .. The bar itís incredibly beautifull and was the reason because we popped in here but Iím talking about 8 years ago and I wasnít so prepared about beers like today days .. Nowadays the beauty of the place itís still the only reason to visit it because the selection itís far from being good compared others place in London .. At the end of the day if you never been here come once have a look drink a Timothy Taylor and go to craftbeer ....
Iznogud (197) , Croatia | August 20, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful interior is the main reason why this place is worth visiting. Has really historic fell to it. Their cask selection is decent, but of course there are much better places in London when it comes to beer range. If youíre nearby pop in for a pint by the fireplace.
drpimento (153) 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 (96) 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.
Beermenace (38) , | November 23, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The interior is a real gem, not as spectacular as the Princess Louise, but still visually very pleasing on the eye. Absolutely packed when I went in, the customers being the usual mixture of tourists and Londoners, the bar staff though were more than efficient. Beer selection somewhat average, but my pints of Xmas stout from a Northern micro was in good condition and warmed me up on a cold day. Not many pubs are open in the City on weekends, so this worth your while for a detour.
Finn (37) 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.
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.
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.
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