England > Greater London > Farringdon
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bhensonb (501) Woodland, California | May 23, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Damn hard to find - even with map in hand. It’s best to just count the streets and not worry about names. Of course it’s no problem, if you turn correctly out of Farringdon. Otherwise it can take awhile. It did. Worth the effort though. It has its own (almost) lilttle lane. Limited to 4 seats outside. Sort of like a cave inside. Or a something darkish. Good selection on draft and in bottles. Helpful staff.
downender (323) Bristol, England | December 31, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Belgian bar with a solid beer list which, although not containing any rarities, has always maintained my interest. Decent food and friendly service helps to make this a pleasant venue to visit.
caesar (316) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | August 18, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Small bar, wooden interior. Old furniture, nice old memorabilia on the wall. Visited early afternoon, so no drunken Brits, but during the weekends it can be quite nasty Ive heard. All belgian selection, not the most exciting around. Not really knowledgeable staff. Nice looking menu and food, didnt try it though. Ok bar if you want to get a Belgian shelf turd.
DanielBrown (285) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | February 3, 2004| Updated February 5, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This really is a hidden jewel in Central London. Tucked away down a small alley in Farringdon, this bar has an enormous range of Belgian beers, including 14 on tap, and most served in their proper glassware. It's an unassuming place, with low lighting and lots of Belgian beer adverts on the walls. This is a great place to pick up some tasty and unusual brews, and to try and initiate wary pals into trying some delicious Lambic - Fruit beers. I try to come here whenever I visit the capital.
Svesse (235) Hässelby, Sweden | October 15, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Belgian bar in an alley not far from the Jerusalem Tavern. From there turn right, walk up to Clerkenwell Road, turn right, cross the street and soon you will see a yard and a small alley to the left. More than ten taps and and large selection of bottled Belgian beers. Nothing out of the oridnary in Belgian terms though. Friendly and efficient service. Nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit if you’re passing by.
ladnewton (167) London, England | June 1, 2009| Updated June 4, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I first visited this bar in March 2008 and have been back in April of this year with a group of friends.
The general layout of the pub suits diners, although drinkers-only are welcomed at all times of opening.
Great quality Belgian beers served from a draught range of up to 14, whilst a vast number of bottles are available from a comprehensive beer menu, as found in the best of bars in Belgium itself.
A comprehensive food menu is offered and what you receive for your money is rather good value. Try the mussels or the "Waterzooi" for a real taste of Belgium.
I would recommend this pub without hesitation, but qualify such a recommendation with the fact it can get crowded on early weekday evenings.
Jimmythespoon (164) , | February 9, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of the few London pubs that started serving strictly Belgian beers, but now I think they have lost their edge. Sister pub of the dove in broadway market. Food is quite decent but don’t expect anything more than the commercial Belgian beers.. It is a nice little place to visit however if you are nearby. The chips in the hoegaarden glass is a nice touch.
AdiBeer (154) London, England | February 8, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (144) Kolding, Denmark | October 4, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very difficult to find, as the address is nowhere on any of my maps :o) But we found it. Went here both before and after Beer Exposed. Before was an okay experience, their taps were broken, so they’d sold all their bottles! Only a few cold ones left. Really great food, though - a wonderful burger with wild boar - nice! An impressive selection of Belgian beers in both bottles and on tap - very friendly staff.
The_Osprey (134) Richmond, England | November 13, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer selection, all Belgian (obviously). Interior is a bit more plain than I was expecting. Service was fine - a bit curt and impersonal but I suppose that just depends on the day. Might have to come back to try the food, having read other reviews!
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