St Peter’s and St Anton is a nice looking and homely place. It’s in a semi-basement with maroon coloured shutters at the street level windows, which have stained glass. There are two rooms inside - one plainly decorated and the other made to look like an English pub, with football scarves on the ceiling and behind the bar. There are also two big television screens, all of which were showing football games when I was there.
The beer was reasonably well kept and it was good to see St Peters beer from Suffolk on tap but I was disappointed that the beer list was dominated by the British Isles. As so often happens, one of the most highly rated places in a big city is a plastic replica of a "traditional English pub" and doesn’t have any local beer. Of course it’s great that local people can sample beers from other parts of the world without leaving home but, for my part, if I’m visiting a new place I do like to try local brews rather than drinking what I can easily find at home for a fraction of the price.
(Visited 4 September 2013).
One of the two only places in Moscow where you can try casl ales - all from St. Peters brewery. Three casks are rotating, plus about 15 keg beers which include quite an interesting ones. The pub is a joint venture of St Peters outlet and Russian cider maker St Anton - 6 taps are dedicated to this beverage including the real dry cider on wild yeasts with no sugar added. The interior is quite ’English’ but sometimes it’s too much... The food is quite good, try their ’Meat Pie’ - delicious. The service depends on the mood of the barmaids - but it’s quite normal in Russia
Wednesday evening, not too crowded although this could also be my timing because when I left around 10pm people started floating in. Resembles English pub, at least they tried. Service is difficult as English was hardly spoken. Many foreigners, figure this is a meeting place for them. Not all St. Peters beers available, pitty.
The closest thing to real ales in Russia. Good ambience, and the expats make it feel much more like a real pub than the mafiosi hanging around the other places to visit. Beers taste good after you’ve been in Russia, away from home, for a few weeks.