England > Greater London > Farringdon
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.
KnutAlbert (303) Oslo, Norway | January 18, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A splendid little pub with ales you wonít fiend anywhere else. Friendly staff, and office workers rub shoulders with beer pilgrims. Impressive selection of cask ales, and the rest of the range is bottled to drink on the premises or to take away.
THE-ROVING-EYE (4) london, England | December 29, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Let a seasoned proí review this. Lets face it,,,,you ainít gonna see another Jerusalem Tavern! Its ONE OF A KIND. Absolutely no place like it. If you havent been here - GO!
***You may not see this one for much longer as St. Petesí want to sell it!! ***
Go there now! With as many people as you can! (Capacity:15 - seriously).
Damn shame they stopped weekends. Apparently these is a resident.
Never tried the grub but looks good.
chriso (403) London, England | December 10, 2005| Updated December 17, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Furnished and decorated in idiosyncratic style. Lots of bare wood, rickety chairs and a sort of mediaeval vibe. Small and cosy. Owned by St Peters Brewery and the only place in London where you can rely on getting their beers on cask (even if they are served through a fake barrel type set up), plus all the bottles. Which ones they have on tap varies, but its usually four or five. Go mid afternoon. Once the office workers appear, cosy swiftly becomes claustrophobic and youíll most likely find yourself standing in the road. The two tables outside donít really qualify as a patio. Despite the listing here, I think its closed on Saturday.
Joeh (49) , England | October 21, 2005| Updated June 14, 2007
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
A tiny little place, and too crowded after offices turn out. Beer is OK, but some of it has odd flavours added that make it not so good. Cozy.
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