England > Greater London > Farringdon
Svesse (239) Hšsselby, Sweden | October 15, 2008| Updated June 3, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and cosy pub on a quiet street in the Farringdon area. Interior and furniture seems to be from before the war (that is the Boer war). Friendly and efficient service. Five or six cask ales (all from St Peters) and the rest of the St Peters beers in bottles. Closed weekends. Quite a character of a pub and a must if youíre a fan of St Peters Brewery.
HogTownHarry (28) Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario | September 23, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Didnít eat here, but I loved the old, lived-in feel of the place (the cooking smells in the kitchen and menu showed great promise for a pub). Good selection of bottled St Peters product, 6 casks ... it delivered on what I wanted from this place, I will return.
bhensonb (538) Woodland, California | May 23, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The old style sawdust on the floor pub (no sawdust though.) Itís well worn. Definitely a local. Friendly service. Lots of locals drop by to use the loo. About five St. Peters were on. Near St. Johnís Gate which is worth a look (Knights of St. John - priory nearby)
Ungstrup (354) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | May 12, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A small cozy pub, with small seperated rooms and with woodpanelled walls. The bar was very busy when I visited which made the service somewhat slow, but it was friendly. 4 cask, 2 draftlines, and 10 bottles.
MesandSim (35) London, England | November 5, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
When we first approached, we werenít sure we were at the right place, but the gaggle of punters out the front made it obvious it was a drinking establishment. I assumed it was a congregation of smokers until we squeezed inside and saw that you really couldnít fit anyone in! Itís a nicely quaint old style pub with idiosyncratic coves of seating maintaining this part of the cityís distinct cozy narrow lane feel. We stood outside for a while (as there was not much other choice) and it became apparent that the bottles were designed oval-shaped such so that they would fit nicely into the gaps between the gate railings, as there are no tables outside. The beers were a good variety of St Petersí offerings wth the few taps made up for by many bottles. I enjoyed the honey porter immensely and the sweetness of the beer is well-matched with the character of the place.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 2, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A lovely tiny pub with all the currently available St. Peterís on offer, including 5 from the cask and frankly, they seem much better than from the bottle. A very popular join with 3 times more people standing outside than those having a seat inside. Rather slow service, but simply overwhelmed and not having enough room to have more staff. A nice building, well orchestrated operation.
Stonch (18) London, England | May 30, 2007
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
My local. Great fun, very friendly, always a good beer on. It gets cramped and busy after work, so come during the day if youíre on holiday in London and want a few quiet pints. Food is good too.
All the beers apart from one keg lager (Bitburger) and one bottled lager (Hirter Pils) are from St Peterís by the way - but they do carry the full range in bottles, with up to five from the cask. Iím scoring this highly for selection as there isnít another pub in the world that does so.
The comment below about the beers possibly being filtered is completely wrong by the way - real ale is served in this pub. They donít use handpumps, they use a type of pump common in Scotland but rare in England. Itís called a Shakespeare system. Suffice to say, the beer is NOT served under gas pressure.
nramsburg (15) New York, New York | January 16, 2007| Updated March 2, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
My favorite pub by far. Serves Tyrells and St. Peterís from on draught, cask and bottle. It canít get much better than that. Quite a nice space with friendly people and not many tourists, but it sure does get busy.
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | November 23, 2006| Updated July 13, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
One of my favourite spots in London. The St Peters beers are always interesting - if not brilliant. Excellent atmosphere - always seems to be busy - great for small groups. Can also recommend the burgers - superb!
RoyceH (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | August 7, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Excellent little gem that we took in on the CAMRA Heritage Pubcrawl. Place was packed, it really is a tiny little pub, but the ale was good. We ended up standing in an alleyway, because the pub was so busy. Friendly staff, if a little unknowledgeable. Choice is good, both cask and bottle.
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