Marylebone Beer Guide: Your Marylebone guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Marylebone

58 /100
Wigmore (Bar)
“Large open plan high ceiling room venue just south of Broadcasting House. It's a little more high-brow than your average pub and I think table service operates, although given the place was packed to the rafters with lots of suits watching Champions League football on its big screens it was hard to tell what was going on in here! I did eventually get to the bar at the rear of the room and there's a short row of cask ales (there might have been more further around the bar) offering up some unexpectedly decent microbrews, including a couple of specials from Cornwall's Harbour brewery when I was there. There's another room behind the service area also with television screens, but despite the aforementioned this is nothing like a back-street-boozer.“
ManVsBeer 125 days ago
“Small corner pub with a lovely wooden heavy design around the bar against the side well, all in a very traditional Victorian design, part partitioned in places. This is a Sam Smiths pub so the selection is limited to this brewers and most of its most popular kegs and bottles, although their cask brewery bitter is available in this one.“
ManVsBeer 136 days ago
64 /100 68-72 WIGMORE STREET
“Close to Wigmore Hall on the main road of the same name, this cafe and deli with shop serves a decent set of beers and cans in equal measure from mostly London craft beer producers, but there's a good amount from others further afield of the same ilk such as Magic Rock as well as some foreign beers.“
ManVsBeer 136 days ago
74 /100 43 GOODGE STREET
“8 Biere am Draft, most British, aber auch US, Czech und Österreich. Okaye Auswahl an Bottles. British und usual stuff from abroad Preise sehr gut. Atmosphäre okay. “
Sven1973 175 days ago
62 /100 26-27 FOLEY STREET
“Corner cafe-style bar with a relaxed atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. There's quite a few keg options here but most will seem very familiar, at least they were on my visit a couple of years back, maybe it has improved since? Cask options are available but again there was nothing new for me.“
ManVsBeer 178 days ago
74 /100 43 GOODGE STREET
“Can’t work out whether this is historic or not? Very small…is smallish bar rather than pub complete with good service. Standing room only on a Friday night. Burger menu read well but did not try (menu is mod US bar food / fried snacks style). Quite a mixture of taps (at least 15) - smart range of mainstream styles that are all very accessible but no super commercial junk. Provide 1/3, ½, 2/3 and pint pourings to encourage people to try a range of beers – very smart – thought this unique at the time but actually not that uncommon. Would love to go when it is quiet.“
Stew41 222 days ago
“Small Oddbins located a few yards from Baker Street Station, half way to Marylebone St. Good beerselection to the right as you enter. London brewers and also some from up north.“
gunnar 237 days ago
70 /100 29A ENFORD ST
“Corner pub close to Marylebone station, handy for those commuters. Traditional dark wood panelling throughout and a small raised seating area at the rear. Thai food available. TV sets as well, silenced at our visit. Good selection on the handpumps, nice service with a laid back feel. “
gunnar 237 days ago
68 /100 29A ENFORD ST
“Visited on trip to 22 southern counties with OGJ and EE 07.01.19. Six ale on cask, all served without sparkler. Quiet around 4 pm on a Monday evening. Friendly service.“
Holmen2 251 days ago
“As Mr Bryne say. Nothing special on the outside….but inside. Yeah a little gem. Nice couse traditional British pub with a rare interior. Not to often you find that. The beer selection is not really great. But you will beer in good condition. Excellent place to stay when your wife goes bananas at Primark (next door). “
Cunningham 256 days ago
82 /100 43 GOODGE STREET
“Really likedf here. Good service an Ok selection and GREAT value if you choose 3 thirds and one of them happens to cost nealry the same price the three“
cgarvieuk 272 days ago
72 /100 29A ENFORD ST
“Traditional pub with traditional ales. Popped while waiting for a train on a Friday after a meeting got cut short. Full of after work drinkers. 3 thirds for less than 5 quid hit my midlands soul but fairly reasonable for central London! Thai food available but didn't eat. Nothing exciting beer wise but friendly amd pleasant if waiting a while for a train.“
tommann 282 days ago
“Enjoyable pub with Samuel Smith selection. No craftbeer site but solid & unique british style in the heart of London. Recommended.“
Oiolosse 293 days ago
58 /100
Globe (Bar)
“Corner pub within close walking distance of the station, making it a handy finishing up pub for us. Quite tight inside for space as it is pretty popular. There is a small range of beer but generally a winner is available.“
imdownthepub 294 days ago
“A well kept spoons above par for the chain, I would say. Rather large, nicely decorated with a former glory time to it. Close to Madame Tussauds and next door to the Baker street underground station. 12 cask ales, six of them rotating. Friendly and smiling service. Decent breakfast, as usual.. (Visited with Finn early on a Sunday morning 30.09.2018).“
Rune 336 days ago
“Large ‘Spoons. 12 casks. Ab 30 kegs.“
Finn 350 days ago
50 /100 12 SEYMOUR PLACE
“Tucked away on Seymour Place a couple of streets north of the Marble Arch in central London, this is a small pub with a protruding bar that doesn't leave a lot of room for tables and chairs, which are mostly situated against its large front and side windows. This does however create quite a cosy atmosphere, although at the same time that also means it doesn't take too many customers to make it uncomfortable to find your own space or even get served, especially if they are showing football as they were on my visit. There's a few tables out front though to ease pressure on the inside. There was nothing interesting on cask here, I did find a crabby macro lager I'd never heard of or had before though.“
ManVsBeer 396 days ago
78 /100 43 GOODGE STREET
“Small-ish pub on the street corner with a reasonably good tap selection. Good service and a little bit of seating inside but if this place gets any more popular there will be no place to move in there. Worth a shot if in the area.“
DeanF 449 days ago
68 /100
Volunteer (Bar)
245 - 247 BAKER STREET
“Your usual English pub right between Regent's Park and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Offering were not particularily large and they didn't seem to have much non-alcoholic options for some people travelling with me. Beer selection and service were just okay. Average stop in the area, I wouldn't go out of my way for it.“
DeanF 449 days ago
“Traditional in the sense that its fixtures, fittings and decor are looking very worn in this corner pub, but at least its limited cask selection has plenty of worthwhile choices from microbreweries, and it's a friendly enough place with a small service area against the back wall.“
ManVsBeer 514 days ago
52 /100
Beehive (Bar)
“A traditional urban pub on the outside, it's a little more modernised on the inside, although comfortable and easy on the eye with a focus on food, with tables and chairs most suited to dining. This takes up most of the space in the L shaped ground floor room, with the service area in the smaller back part of this. It wasn't an overly exciting beer selection with macro kegs and a couple of regularly seen London brews on its casks.“
ManVsBeer 514 days ago
50 /100
Chapel (Bar)
“Corner pub with a traditional-modern design on the interior, and focussing on food, as such there's a limited selection of cask ales here, so I'm guessing there's usually some well known ales here rather than specials or seasonal brews. If you do end up here in a good weather month, there's an excellent leafy garden area to sit in, in this otherwise very urban area.“
ManVsBeer 514 days ago
60 /100 74-76 YORK STREET
“Corner pub just down from the Thornbury Castle. It's an open plan place with an updated modern design and a bar against its side wall that has a mix of cask and keg. Has a nice enough atmosphere and busy enough with a youngish professional clientele on a balmy summer midweek evening.“
ManVsBeer 521 days ago
“A Scandinavian shop and cafe with a limited selection of beers and ciders, but there are a few available that you probably won't pick up anywhere else in a hurry in this part of the world.“
ManVsBeer 521 days ago
42 /100 1 FOLEY STREET
“A few streets behind Goodge Street tube station, close to a University of Westminster building, it's an old style boozer with a worn decor attracting a seemingly local crowd in middle of tourist town! Despite this prices are normal for this area. The cask and keg were limited in choices and all macro options, although I did find a single bottle from a popular Italian micro I hadn't found before.“
ManVsBeer 521 days ago
78 /100
Wigmore (Bar)
“Lovely bar attached to the Langham Hotel. Has a classic, high-end feel to it without being snobbish - they have a well-curated selection of beers, which definitely shapes its complexion. Six kegs (three craft, three macro) and c. 15 bottles (pretty much all craft, some fairly small). There is a London bias (Brew By Numbers, Kernel, Beavertown, Orbit) as well as other UK names (Thornbridge, Deya, Buxton, Siren). The prices aren't bad at all - especially for a place like this. Friendly service. Beautiful ambiance. Not a scooper's paradise by any means but an absolutely great place to enjoy a beer.“
Leighton 540 days ago
56 /100
Beehive (Bar)
“Not a particularly wide selection of beers, but what was on tap seemed nice. The room was a bit too basic, and the staff not very knowledgeable about beer. Worth visiting for a quick pint of good beer, but not for a longer stay.“
leoh 545 days ago
56 /100
Globe (Bar)
“On the first major road running north and parallel to Marylebone station on its western side, this is a small corner pub which had more people drinking on the outside than in on the warm summer evening I visited, mostly standing up. It has a mostly wooden designed interior, with plenty of natural light coming through its large floor to ceiling windows. The cask ales available were regular ones, but it had a couple of interesting keg ales amongst its selection.“
ManVsBeer 562 days ago
“In the residential street on the Eastern side of Marylebone station, this pub is now called 'The Sir John blacombe' so should probably have its own listing. A corner pub with a mostly wooden interior design which looks fresh, it has a mix of cask and keg ales, but nothing exciting was found on my visit.“
ManVsBeer 562 days ago
58 /100
Volunteer (Bar)
245 - 247 BAKER STREET
“Large open plan venue and rammed with the young and beautiful, mostly dining and drinking when I visited on a warm summer night. The low lit shabby chic styling makes it a pleasant place to drink. The ale selection was disappointing though in both cask and keg as it was mostly all familiar stuff.“
ManVsBeer 562 days ago
54 /100 98 PARK ROAD
“On the western side of Regent's Park between here and the north side of Marylebone Station, this is a striking pub for the thinness of the historic building it is in. It is traditional in style with several cask ales at its small service area. Sadly the selection wasn't very eclectic when I was there, but it's a nice enough place for a drink, and on the warm summer evening I visited the place was very busy, especially its defined patio area out front.“
ManVsBeer 578 days ago
68 /100 12 SEYMOUR PLACE
“Cozy small backstreet pub. 6 casks. Some new for me. Annoying music on my visit.“
Finn 683 days ago
“Visited with Muggins in his Rasputin phase. Handily located for Baker St, impressive if somewhat cavernous room and a fairly typical Spoons beer selection. You know you'll find something ok to drink, it's a nice room and it's fine. I happily drink here when in the area.“
JorgeLee 710 days ago
76 /100 28 WARREN STREET
“Quite traditional British on the outside. More modern looking and kind of minimalistic on the inside.
And what a solid beer selection. I really fell in love with this place. Had some other plans, but I stayed here for a while!
Nice friendly staff. Clean toilets. Possible to sit outside.
Absolutely a recommendable place to visit. I really enjoyed The Marylebone area as well.“
Cunningham 725 days ago
84 /100 28 WARREN STREET
“Based on the reviews to date, this place exceeded my expectations. Has a great vibe and service was extremely good, it’s always good walking in to a place for the first time and find people actually keen to find out what you are interested in. Cask/keg selection is limited by what they can physically do - though I managed to rate a new cask beer on RB so they can’t be accused of being too mainstream. Bottle/can selection is very good. Cloudwater IPA Centennial selected to have with my food - and both were very good. Definitely worthy of a visit when in the area. Great rum selection too.“
Grumbo 802 days ago
“Large pub. 12 casks many nice ones. Friendly service. I had Kelhammer pale rider, Jennings sneck lifter and Dark Star hophead.“
HenrikSoegaard 823 days ago
“Has a fair selection of ales, and they are right by the entrance, so are the first thing you see.“
ManVsBeer 828 days ago
70 /100 29A ENFORD ST
“A block south of the busy Marylebone Road, this traditional pub looking a little worn with its fixtures and fittings has a wonderful emphasis on cask ale sourcing some fine local beers, including from Rebellion in Marlow (and was told this was about as far away from the Brewery these ales come). You can buy a pint in thirds here so it’s very easy to try all six handpump options if you so wish. With friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere, the sum of its parts makes this a very welcoming and worthwhile pub.“
ManVsBeer 828 days ago
64 /100
Gunmakers (Bar)
“Traditional pub in the middle of Aybrook Street facing into an unnerving amount of space as there’s a large ground level car park in front of it where you expect a blocks of houses or offices to be given it’s prime land in central London. Maybe it will get built on in the future, but if you are sat on one of the outside tables here it’s not as restricted a view as most of the pubs in this area have. The large single room inside is a great place to sit though as the pub is very traditional with an historic interior. The bar is towards the rear with some thought put into what they serve so it’s a worthwhile stop.“
ManVsBeer 828 days ago
52 /100 28 WARREN STREET
“Mid terrace single room pub conversion with a traditional and comfortable enough interior without being anything remarkable. There’s two hand pumps here with regular ales from well known microbreweries and several keg ales from Meantime, but not much else. It has a couple of tables out front in what is a relatively quiet street for Central London.“
ManVsBeer 831 days ago
60 /100 12-13 WELLS STREET
“Sam Smiths pub a hundred yards north of Oxford Street with some impressive stain glassed windows which only reveal their true glory from the inside. The horseshoe bar includes an almost fullish range of their ales and ciders, including the new perry in bottles amongst some other classic bottled options. Looking at the price list for the latter none were under £5 so go to a cash machine first if you want one of these. The Yorkshire Stingo is also available here.“
ManVsBeer 832 days ago
“A pretty solid Oddbins location. I came away with four new beers to rate. Nice selection, with a definite emphasis on London breweries. Good prices. Neatly laid out store. Some of the beers are kept in the fridge. I wouldn’t say this place is a destination, but definitely a good spot if you’re in the neighbourhood.“
Leighton 832 days ago
76 /100 43 GOODGE STREET
“I visited the Draft House Charlotte on Wednesday 26th April 2017, having attended a course in the vicinity, I was doing a short walk from Marble Arch to Fitzrovia along the A5204 taking in places en route, this was stop number 6. The Draft House Charlotte is on the corner of Goodge and Charlotte Street and the closest tube would be Goodge Street on the Northern Line though Tottenham Court Rd on both Northern and Central Lines is also just few minutes walk away.

The Draft House Charlotte is a small pub, slate grey in colour with large windows. Thinking back about getting here, it has been an interesting walk notable by how this has road has changed from being the domain of the super rich near the start with stupidly expensive looking apartments being built and shops with more blank space than stock which usually tells me I cannot afford to enter, to being quite down to earth and more workmanlike in appearance around here. Though having just noted how close to Tottenham Court Rd this is I guess that route up to here from Oxford Street always struck me as being very much the land of cheap and numerous electrical stores.

Inside it was absolutely rammed, however the service was very speedy and I waited no time at all. It was tricky to look around owing to it being so busy, but it looked a nice one room pub with seating around the outside walls, the bar being quite prominent and taking up much of the interior. I couldn’t really see all of the beers on offer but there looked to be a jolly decent selection. I had to stand with many other punters on the pavement outside. I liked this place but probably best if I pay it a return visit on a day and at a time that is less busy.

Fin 854 days ago
“(From my archive:) Nearly always crowded by tourists and Londoners alike, it is a good meeting place, and a great watering hole when the family are busy in the Virgin Megastore or eating in the McDonalds next door. And there are 6 cask ales! “
Sigmund 865 days ago
70 /100 68-72 WIGMORE STREET
“I visited Sourced Market on Wednesday 26th April 2017, I was doing a short walk from Marble Arch to Fitzrovia along the A5204 taking in places en route, this was stop number 2. This is a bigger brother to its other outlet at St Pancras and clearly not at a station location being situated as it is pretty much on the junction of Marylebone Lane and the A5204. Bond Street on the Central and Jubilee Lines is the closest tube station.

Decor wise it sort of looks like a posh kitchen shop/Deli/Café and looks like the sort of place you’d stumble across in somewhere like Stratford upon Avon or Cheltenham or a well to do cotswold town. The counter and food preparation area is just slightly off centre and forms an island with fridges over the back and some to the side, a couple of tables and chairs off to the right hand side near where the shelves displays for the beers are, there was some further seating off to my left which looked to be more food focused. It was smart, modern, tiled floors, tiled fascia for counter area, loads of old stuff such as sleighs repurposed to display products on.

The beer choice was good but not as extensive as I’d hoped it would be, still there was a good focus on local products these were joined by a few scandanavian cans and bottles mostly from T’ol. Prices seemed quite good for the area, I didn’t think Double Chin at £4.50 and Heavy Water at £4.75 were too bad at all. Staff were smiley, polite and friendly though I suspect knew little about the beers, during my brief interaction with one of them. I would certainly pop my head in if wandering by here again.“
Fin 870 days ago
68 /100 26-27 FOLEY STREET
“This was stop number four on my A5204 stroll from Marble Arch to Fitzrovia. This just like the Ridings Café and Scandinavian Kitchen sat within a triangle of tube stops, namely Great Portland Street, Goodge Street and Oxford Circus, but being slightly closer to Oxford Street. It’s on the corner of Great Titchfield Street and Foley Street.

At 6pm’ish’ this is the sort of place that is standing room only and when you manage to stand and perch on the end of the table, you find that two very made up women, one of clearly dolled up as a want to be seen type, anyway they wander over with a bucket with ice and a pink wine. The duo (soon to be trio) having rather cheekily nabbed my space when my back was turned as I wanted to cast my eyes around this place then see a fake friend and give it the ’Mwah, Mwah’ fake kisses thing and talk like extras off of Absolutely Fabulous, what is that all about?

It was that busy I never really got to have a good look around, but it had a nice ceiling (one of the few places with an uninterrupted view today) in fact there were lots of original features. Loads of natural light streaming in from huge windows. I decided that it would be a nice pub to explore when empty/quieter. There was a good choice of beers, I had Great Heck Christopher. “
Fin 872 days ago
“I popped in here on Wednesday 26th April 2017, it is located pretty much between the Ridings Café and the Crown and Sceptre, so in terms of location it is as I describe with those places i.e. within a triangle of tube stations Goodge Street, Great Portland Street and Oxford Circus the latter being the closest.

First things first the beer choice is about 4-5 bottles that is all and I have to say I passed them by and looked at the food as there was a few interesting things in and amongst, I picked up the Ligonberry sauce/jam for our homemade meatballs, we love making meatballs. Back to the place, the staff were very friendly, and helpful when advice sought on the meatball Ligonberry issue. You may get a beer here but best to come for food and have a quick nose at beers as it’ll only take a second or two. It’s modern narrow place inside with some seating beyond the counter on the RH side, a central island and also shelving to the left has food and beers but blink and you’ll miss the beers.“
Fin 872 days ago
66 /100
Riding Cafe (Restaurant)
“Live rating Wednesday 26th April 2017 on my A5204 stroll from Marble Arch to Fitzrovia. Not sure what this place used to be but from the outside the appearance is quite plain, though there is plenty of glass. It is located on the corner of Riding House Street and Great Titchfield Street and sits opposite the King’s Arms. It is located within a triangle of tube stops Goodge Street, Great Portland and Oxford Street the latter bring the closest.

Inside it utilises/repurposes a lot of old furnishings, so think old wooden cinema seats, large rustic tables and old bowl shaped green stools at the bar along with parquet floors, the toilets downstairs are particularly impressive, some serious money had been spent here. There is a long bar and lots of seating, though you can just have a beer here like I did

The beer choice is pretty good, a bit pricey perhaps but probably fair enough for the area. Stone Go To Easy IPA, Magic Rock, a couple from Villages and about 20+ more some interesting some just ok. There was a mixed crowd here, however the chap across from me seems to have a limited vocabulary during his over excited phone calls, OMG, like, literally, Wow and amazing are just a few more blurts out from being hugely annoying. It is fine here and the food looks and smells good but jury out probably due in part to my over enthusiastic ’talking bollocks’ neighbour.“
Fin 872 days ago
66 /100 12 SEYMOUR PLACE
“I visited here on Wednesday 26th April 2017 after attending a course around the corner. This was my first stop on my Marble Arch to Fitzrovia stroll along the A5204 east/west route. This is a freehouse and corner pub on the junction of Great Cumberland Mews and Seymour Place. I guess that Marble Arch tube on the Central Line is the closest tube stop but to be honest there are a few others also very close by including Bond Street and Edgware Road. From the outside this is an attractive pub with large glass windows (partially etched) and with a few tables outside that have some cover.

I entered via the Seymour Place entrance and noted what appears to be original looking mosaic work with pub name on the floor at the entrance, with some original glazed tiles on right hand wall here also. There was wooden floors and comfortable leather seats on a slightly raised area looking out on this corner, the bar curved around in a horseshoe shape. There was plenty of seating in here with further seating off beyond the bar.

Beer choice was ok with Wooden Hand Golden, Wainwright Rat Race and a beer bearing the pub name, however my Rat Race was undrinkable, though to be fair the young Spanish sounding barmaid changed it without any quibbles. There were a few folk in here, it was a nice enough beer stop.“
Fin 872 days ago