England > Greater London > Temple
Theydon_Bois (535) The íSham, England | October 12, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located just of the Strand this place has always been fairly quiet when Iíve visited on a weekday evening. Service good, but atmosphere a little lacking. Have awarded a 3 in this respect as at least itís not a bad atmosphere a la rough spoons!
Good range of well kept cask ales - 9 or 10 sticks on offer.
Worth popping by if in the area or on a crawl but not a destination bar!
Update - visit on 10/10/13.
Fairly busy for 4.30pm and not one table free inside, but not overly packed. 7 or 8 casks available, nothing from what Iíd call the newer/more exciting brewers but a decent enough selection and some new rates for me.
SaintMatty (209) Uppsala, Sweden | June 19, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A cosy and atmospheric pub with a decent selection of real ales on offer. They had a couple of beers from Red Squirrel when I visited and it went down very well. I believe the house beer is from Nethergate.
jackl (318) Charlottesville, Virginia | January 11, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is maddeningly inconsistent. Sometimes youíll find a nice selection of Crouch Vale beers available, at other times theyíll have a bunch of crap on cask. Unfortunately my last visit here was pretty underwhelming. Apart from Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, they had a bunch of boring bitters from Shepherd Neame and Everards on. Unfortunately the condition of the beer isnít always great. Otherwise, the ambiance here is pretty spare. The food is bog standard pub fare (frozen beef patties for their burgers etc). The valueís fine for central London. Overall, this place is worth a look in if youíre on a crawl, but itís not a destination pub. Temper your expectations.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | October 1, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I like the place. Good real ales in a very good condition. What can you ask for more? (2009, 2011).
chriso (350) London, England | August 30, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing particularly spectacular about the pub itself but the beer range is good, with an excellent chance of some scoops. Seven handpumps usually include Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and the house beer, which is a rebadge of Nethergate IPA. Expect it to be busy with lawyers after work hours during legal term time. Closed at weekends. Some other decent pubs in the immediate vicinity add to the attraction.
tderoeck (133) Gent, Belgium | April 10, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place LOOKS fantastic. Lots of granny chairs and benches fitted into cosy corners, giving it a very home like feeling. The beer, well, thatís something else. The casks were nothing special and the drafts are all Heineken, Kronenbourg, Stella, ... Didnít try the food, but saw a lot of plates coming out of the kitchen, they didnít look too bad. The staff doesnít give a ratís ass about you or your interest in beer, they just want you to order quick, pay quick and be out of their way. Except when youíre a regular. Saw one of the suits grabbing some waitress ass and he got away with it. :p A good place to chill down after a day of walking in the area, but not exactly a must visit beer spot.
Leighton (541) London, England | July 18, 2011| Updated January 13, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A very decent pub with a nice range of cask ales and good food offerings. Iíve been here a handful of times and I have always found something new to try. The pub is charming and the staff is efficient and friendly. Prices are par for the course. I would say one of the top ten pubs to visit in Central London (probably around number nine or so).
beansoup (22) , | April 22, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer selection + knowledgable staff + good food = high rating. Points deducted for being full of lawyers most of the time.
Malone (14) , | April 7, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
SarÚ di parte, ma quando ero a Londra andavo sempre a bere una birra a mezzogiorno al Edgar Wallace Pub. Il proprietario Ť di una simpatia e di una accoglienza unica. Le birre le ho trovate sempre in gran forma, una buona gamma in perfetto stile britannico. Verso le 17 il locale scoppiava di gente e lž ho conosciuto tantissime persone. Un posto davvero bellissimo con un clima fantastico.
Rune (360) TromsÝ, Norway | October 29, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Quadrangular pub at two levels. We were happy to see that the new ownership continues to sell a good range of cask ales. Eight operating pumps serving ales from breweries like Leeds, Nethergate (house ale), Rudgate, Ascot and Marston Moor. Rather inattentive service. Holborn area pub trail, 04.10.2010.
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