England > Greater London > Smithfield
Fin (728) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 19, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Another live rating Sat’19th April 2014. We are the other side of Smithfield Market now and on a small street with two pubs on one side a set of gates at one end and a view towards the market looking back west ’ish’ (guessing with the direction its probably south west. Lovely tilework on the outside entrance and mosaics on the floor. As you enter the bar is immediately in front of you on the left hand wall. The pub appears to be narrow and long and with a lot of wood. Beer choice ran to six casks with Great Heck, Vale Ilkley and St Peters amongst those on offer. We had a Great Heck Powermouse a superb 3.6% offering. A large screen showing the footie was one negative but barman friendly and seemed a nice place, we chose to sit outside. On the music front Crowded House - ’Don’t dream its over’ played however we wished that it would be over.
robbgg (29) , England | December 18, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Classy pub/hotel with outstanding 1898 Art Nouveau tiled facade. Long front bar and small separate panelled rooms at the rear. Opens early for breakfast. Six unusual cask beers in good condition.
Leighton (717) London, England | November 17, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very decent spot. Has a classic old school aesthetic about it. Worn wood for days. Well dressed barmen. Six casks. Worth a visit. Would make a nice stop on a crawl around this part of town.
wellinformed (10) , England | April 2, 2011
34 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 8/20
Very average pint of Sorcerer, not keen on the pewter jugs, whole place seems dirty.
I remember a far cleaner and busier place a couple of years ago.
Rune (473) Tromsø, Norway | October 28, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
We love coming here for an early morning traditional English breakfast and their unusual well kept real ales. I still can remember the absolute delicious TT’s Landlord I had a couple of years ago. This time we had a remarkable fresh and tasty Adnams Ghost Ship from cask. There were six hand pulled ales from Adnams, St Peters, Sharps, Harviestoun, Nethergate, and from the Camden brewery at our visit. Friendly service, as always, in classic and tidy surroundings. Fox & Anchor is an excellent start to pub crawls in this part of London. On our Holborn area pub trail started here, continued to Hand & Shears, visited Ye Olde Mitre, tasted all the cask ales at The Castle, had a great time at Seven Stars and ended up at Edgar Wallace and even had a short stay at the new German place called Bierschenke (Monday, 04.10.2010).
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