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McTapps (157) Ruhrcity, Germany | February 16, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Have been there a couple of times, also once during the London riots in 2010 where the pub was just crowded. It is a really lively and comfy pub with big leder sofas and a nice atmosphere. Normally you get served quite quick and the selection is good. Prices are just average, maybe little bit higher. Nice pub for a quick visit or a longer stay in the evening.
chriso (436) London, England | February 28, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Victorian Youngs pub famous for having been in every edition of the Good Beer Guide. You’ll get the usual Youngs beers and, nowadays, a guest or two. Although it’s old close to touristy areas, it’s not at all touristy itself. As Colin says, it’s definitely first and foremost a boozer (not in any negative way) and mainly popular with office types. But it’s a good place for visitors who are in the area (and plenty will be) to get their Youngs beers (as many will want to do).
Clembo1957 (80) Smethwick, England | June 18, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Youngs pub so its the usual range of beers and the odd guest. Located a short walk from St James’ Park Tube. Nothing exceptional here but worth a quick pint in passing
Theydon_Bois (773) The ’Sham, England | May 3, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
One of those venues I can’t believe I hadn’t rated thus far bearing in mind it’s a stones throw from my office and I first visited this place almost 10 years ago !
Located on Petty France a couple of minutes walk from St James Pk tube (DIS/CIR) - use Palmer Street entrance, or alternatively 7 or 8 minutes from Victoria, the ’Buck’ is one of two pubs (along with the Star Tavern in Belgravia) to have been a London ever present since the inception of CAMRA’s good beer guide.
Dating back a good 100 years or so the Buck is a single roomed boozer, wooden floored with a mix of high and low seating - wooden seats/stools and comfy leather armchairs it also contains an internal passageway to the left on entry with further seating.
The place was totally refurbished around 2009 and is much the better for it.
Clientele is largely an older (30+) office crowd and it will be largely made up from the surrounding ’big 3’ - Home Office (or whatever they call themselves these days), London Underground HQ and New Scotland Yard.
A Youngs tied house the range has expanded beyond the home brewer a little in recent years and you can expect to find a few other offerings from the likes of Sam Brooks, Sharps or Charles Wells.
Not a place for rare ticks or micros by any means but a trad boozer with a good vibe and friendly service.
KnutAlbert (303) Oslo, Norway | January 9, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice enough, but you only get the (depleted) Young’s range.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 2, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Apparently one of the nicest place to have a Young’s pint. The atmosphere of the place feels hugely authentic and pleasant, thanks to a most attentive owner who hangs around and salute locals and take news from them, never failing to wish the farewell to leaving patrons. The beer range is not that developed, but you should come here mostly for Youngs and this is what you will get, 3 or 4 of them from the cask. They make their own sausage, a different one daily. Nice service all around.
bhensonb (493) Woodland, California | April 16, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A Youngs (now Wells and Youngs I suppose). Being near the palace the royals have dropped in from time to time. Pictures of P. Charles manning the pump. Great place to get away from crowds and rain.
Dorqui (128) Brescia, Italy | April 30, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Small and much elegant pub nearness St. James’ s station. Much graceful and simple it’s introduced cured and rich of details. Carpets, chandeliers and wood everywhere. Various Young’s beers available on tap and bottled with interesting incentives for bottles purchase. Cordial and kind staff particularly with tourists. Not excessive crowded (also because it’s found in a Victoria Street parallel and keep rather hidden).
Unluckily Buckingham Arms is often closed and it’s apply restrictive hours.
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