England > Greater London > Holborn
ladnewton (159) London, England | March 16, 2011| Updated March 25, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pubís main attraction is architectural, but the Sam Smiths beers are well kept as well which is a bonus. I have never eaten in this pub therefore left the food rating blank. We were served quickly on a busy Friday night on my January visit with a friend, and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Loads of "snugs" and discreet intimate corners to drink in. Well worth a visit for the experience.
DanielBrown (262) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | April 4, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Beautifully quaint pub, with an underground chimney thing. I enjoyed the draught stout here - a good central location.
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 14, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Another Sam Smiths pub. Beautiful pub though with wooden fitted interior. Wide hall style with charming booths along the side. Massive wooden vintage vats on display above the bar. Ten hand pumps available. It was busy at lunch time with locals chatting away about football and, er well football. Fun place.
Christian (235) Odense, Denmark | September 10, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Very beautiful. I had a lot of new ratings, but once you have done Samuel Smiths there is nothing new to return for.
dbasil (3) | February 19, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A Sam Smithís pub is better, IMO, than the other biggies. Plus, this is the lowest amount Iíve paid for a pint since a visit to Newcastle in 1999. Sure, itís full of douchebags that work in the high rises (er, like me....), but the beer is tasty and inexpensive.
EFC1878 (22) Manchester, England | November 29, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fascinating Sam Smiths pub in Central London. Wonderful downstairs area. Beer is almost free by London standards. Great atmosphere, it’s very easy to spend all day here.
Svesse (214) Hšsselby, Sweden | October 18, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Impressive Samuel Smiths pub on High Holborn. Really beautiful place with several meters up to the ceiling, a long bar and several small booths along the walls. One cask ale, Old Brewery Bitter, and a decent selection of Sam Smiths bottled beers (cold as ice). Efficient staff, but Iím not sure they had much of a clue to what they were serving. Nice place though, worht a visit for a couple of ratings.
Albertcampion (7) , England | September 30, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful Samuel Smith pub, previously known as Hennekyís. Vast 1920s íTudorí interior takes visitors by surprise. Itís a bit like drinking in the nave of a parish church. Needs to be crowded to have a real atmosphere, but I quite like it on saturday afternoons when itís quiet. Service is patchy but generally OK - the beer likewise. A better Samuel Smith pint is to be found up the hill at the Princess Louise.
FatPhil (301) Tallinn, Estonia | July 14, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Lovely environment for a few SS ticks. Beers I had (the better ones, cask) mostly served well. Staff alas unable to cope with the idea of wanting a bottled beer that wasnít chilled to 3C.
chriso (368) London, England | August 12, 2007
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Stunning building. Sam Smiths beers, including Old Brewery Bitter on cask. Thatís probably enough to attract visitors to London (but bear in mind that the Princess Louise, an equally stunning Sam Smiths pub, is just down the road). As well as the Sam Smiths bottles, which probably wonít be new to visitors, thereís an opportunity for completists to try some of the pretty dire Sam Smiths keg beers (and cider), if thatís your thing.
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