England > Greater London > Holborn
Christian (197) 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 Smithís 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 Smithís pubs the prices donít hurt the wallet too much.
bhensonb (405) Woodland, California | July 5, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Itís a Sam Smiths - one real ale, Old Brewery Bitter, but thatís a good one. So what else? Victorian, Victorian, Victorian. Glass, Glass, Glass. Tile, Tile, Tile. Stained glass in the Gentís. Itís close to Lincolnís 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. Donít miss this one!
downender (227) 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 Smithís beers are ok but it was a better pub under the previous owners.
Fin (368) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 9, 2006| Updated September 6, 2007
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.
KnutAlbert (240) Oslo, Norway | September 20, 2006| Updated September 6, 2007
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Go there to look at the architecture, have a pint, then move on to pubs with more interesting beers!
TBone (188) Pori, Finland | September 17, 2006| Updated September 6, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Interior is fantastic - old and stylish. The place to rate Samuel Smithís beers. Lots of people also here.
louchemobile (10) Barrow-in-Furness, England | March 15, 2005| Updated September 6, 2007
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Sam Smithís brewed under license Ayingerbrau Weissbier the only exception to the rule "avoid anything brewed under license" Iíve ever come across.
Their own draught lager is excellent too. Donít let the real-ale obsessives tell you theres nothing worth drinking at the Pricess Louise.
Their regular bitter is worth avoiding but the pub isnít.
SilkTork (72) Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Wales | February 7, 2005| Updated September 6, 2007
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Richly ornate interior. Roaring fireplace. The full selection of Sam Smiths awful beers. And some smelly toilets that many people feel are worth seeing. I didnít quite get the attraction of the toilets - but they are certainly popular enough that the pub puts a sign outside stopping casual visitors from using them. You have to buy a beer to get admittance.
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