Another decent Nicholsonís pub. Nicís always has a solid range on cask with beers from throughout the UK. They charge more than most places for a pint (c. four quid for a basic bitter or golden ale) but they also offer some beers you wonít find elsewhere. And as with all Nicís pubs, the interior is a nice take on Pub Classic; the staff is relatively friendly; the beers are relatively well kept. A place to only visit out of convenience.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
this was the meetup point after i had run around london abit. . quite a busy place .. a few casks were curious but nothing earth shattering .. horrid tiny bathroom .. only one bartender .. sat outside because it wasnít raining so that was nice but other than that. this is one of a thousand.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nicholsons pub a stoneís throw from Leicester Square, so you know what youíre going to get - a tidy, Victorian style (although the building is actually 18th century) pub with a decent range of half a dozen well chosen cask ales, although rarely anything startlingly esoteric. Bear in mind that, whilst Nicholsons pubs often have beers from the better micros, the range of 25 or so guests that change from season to season tends to be the same across the chain (as are the food menus). Also bear in mind that there are a number of other Nicholsons pubs in close proximity so you may well see some beer duplication across them. Quite ornate, inside and out, with plenty of dark wood panelling and etched glass. Comfortable enough but more a place for a quick pint than for settling in for the long run. Not a destination in itself but handy if you are in the area.