England > Greater London > Holborn
PaulW (15) Southampton, England | December 30, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a gem of a boozer, from a Victoriana and architecture point of view. The place is just beautiful, and I would defitely go back in here for a pint and avail myself of one of the booths to sit in. Sam Smith, so no real selection, although you can get their full range of handpulled and bottled beers here, and a knockdown price of £2.25....and this was, until recently, extortionate for this pint! OBB is a decent pint, a great session ale, and a real example of good honest Yorkshire beer. Recommend heartily.
rlgk (266) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | May 15, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Near Holborn underground station. Different place with 5-6 booths around the bar. 6-8 Samuel Smith-beers. Lowest prices of all the pubs I visited!
beansoup (22) , | April 22, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 10/20
Absolutely beautiful interior right down to the ornate bogs. Only two quid for a pint of Sam Smiths. Snugs restored a couple years back. Have a butchers and a pint, then move along as there are better beer selections elsewhere.
Countbeer (201) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | October 26, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
This is the most beautiful pub I have ever been to! The toilets, the booths and the lounge couches on the first floor. Beautifully decorated! The beer selection is limited. The food is delicious and the bartenders and staff are really friendly!
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 14, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Charming old pub serving Sam Smith ales on cask. While there may not be much interest in the beer itself, the pub is worth a look and I enjoyed poking around the ’cubby’ holes. A few regulars at the bar too.
Christian (235) Odense, Denmark | September 4, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Outstanding recreated interior, with small booths. For someone like me who has only had the bottled export beers there was a lot of rating to do as well. A very nice visit
Albertcampion (7) , England | September 30, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The best place to try Samuel Smith’s beers in the capital - the Old Brewery here is particularly good. Recently restored Interior is stunning - a superb example of High Victorian. As with all of Smith’s pubs the prices don’t hurt the wallet too much.
bhensonb (461) Woodland, California | July 5, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
It’s a Sam Smiths - one real ale, Old Brewery Bitter, but that’s a good one. So what else? Victorian, Victorian, Victorian. Glass, Glass, Glass. Tile, Tile, Tile. Stained glass in the Gent’s. It’s close to Lincoln’s Inn, so you may have to tolerate lawyers, but at least the British lawyers are tolerable. Gammell rates the cuisine as outstanding. Interesting mix of people. Don’t miss this one!
downender (296) Bristol, England | July 4, 2007| Updated September 6, 2007
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I can only repeat the earlier comments. Visit this pub for the interior rather than its products. The Sam Smith’s beers are ok but it was a better pub under the previous owners.
Fin (537) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 9, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Superb pub with wonderful interior including the gents toilets! A pub that I always try to pop into when in this area of London. Beer choice is very limited i.e. only the Sam Smiths OBB as a cask choice but great range of Sam Smiths beers in bottles. Pub was busy when I visited on Tues 3rd October and I must say it was looking a little bit unkempt particularly the gents toilets.
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