Visited the 17the April 2015 - This pub looks like as a typical british pub. The place is friendly and ambiance is ok. The staff is great and friendly. About the beer selection you will mainly find british ale with good price. A must to visit to see the british pub life style.
Finally got to the Wenlock after many years of meaning to go. Stepped in and was faced with an old style boozer, with a simple spartan lay out, old fellas propping up one side of the tables, local geezers at the bar and a couple of the more contemporary hipster types at a couple of tables. Front of the bar featured about 8 cask taps (2 werenít on), then hidden down the side there are about 10 keg taps. My visit didnít get off to a great start. Surly girl at the barís reply when I asked if anything was fresh on ídunno?í, shrug. Body language translation. íDonít know, donít care, fuck off.í Eventually managed to speak to the guy there who was more forthcoming. He pointed out the pub had been closed on the previous day, so nothing would be that fresh. Tried Graffitti IPA and it was pretty damn good considering. Hophead too, although Dark Star APA less so. Prices were pretty good for London. 3 pints and a Coke for £13. Probably wonít go out of my way to come here as itís not near me, but aside from the surly service, a nice boozer, with a local old fashioned feel, that you donít get in many places. Will come again if in the area though.
Very old school boozer in islington. If your into old school pubs with decent beer this is worth checking out. Very clem and tidy and the service is always with a smile. Beer selection ok, a good selection of hand pumps , craft kegs and a few bottles/cans in the fridge. Nice little place.
10 years ago, when this was pretty much the only show in town, I always wanted to visit, but never got round to it. Glad I finally did: lovely fixtures and fittings, nice big windows. Feels like a very old pub, but has a great line up of real ale and a young clientele, speckled with working class older gentlemen. Charming.
Used to spend ages in the old Wenlock, finally made it to the reopened version. Same old interior, rather different surroundings in terms of housing! Customers actually not too obnoxious, still a very friendly place to drink. Decent cask selection in terms of numbers although I felt the range was a bit dull with too many unexciting golden ales on this visit.
Nice little place in the middle of nowhere (in London terms). The type of place that involves lots of dark brown wood, which I like. Iím not generally a fan of the modern look. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Lots of low ABV pale stuff filling the casks, decent selection, the usual suspects on keg. Local crowd. A bit too far away to become a regular haunt for me, but I would recommend it to others if they are in the area.
Revisited for the first time in over a decade. Much changed, no longer in the shade of old London streets but surrounded by modern blocks of flats. Shame. Seems a bit brighter and not quite a quirky as days of yore, but still dispensing a good and varied set of options.
New rating: (Visited Nov 2013) I havenít been here for a couple of years, so it was with a combination of anticipation and fear I found my way back to what was the best beer pub in London 5-10 years ago, after changes of management and refurbishment. They have changed the seating areas along the walls, but the central bar is still there. Service was friendly and efficient. Beer selection is still good, the 8-10 hand pumps are even complemented by a good selection of keg beers. Beer selection is actually quite as good as it used to be. But as you know, the beer scene in the rest of London has more or less exploded, so there are lots of better places. Atmosphere was laid back and friendly as usual, mainly inhabited by locals. All in all, sheís not really the queen she used to be, but she seems to be in good hands, which felt quite good. Definitely worth as visit, but not necessarily a must visit. Old rating: Lovely local pub firmly tucked away from the beaten track. You wonít just drop in here when youíre passing by, you go here because you know exactly what youíre looking for. Eight handpumps with ever rotating beers from British micro brewers. Always one mild, often beers from Adnams and Pitfield, always one cask cider. Beers are always in great condition. Efficient and friendly service and the staff has a good idea about what theyíre serving. Friendly atmosphere with the odd beer tourist always welcome. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. This is always a stop at my visits to London (normally every day, actually). Lovely place! (5/8/12/7/NA/18=86)