Jonte (39) Gothenburg, Sweden | February 6, 2010| Updated March 1, 2010
Small old style pub. Feels a bit like being in a novel by Dickens. The Mild was excellent and the Ruby Red was also good. About five St Peters beers on cask and also bottles. Didn´t try the food, but the pork & apple crisps were tasty. A must if you visit London.
Very crowded when I was there. Warm feeling to it. Friendly customers. Nice place to try St. Peters line up, including some of their rare beers in bottles or tap. Worth a stop if in the area.
Svesse (277) Hässelby, Sweden | October 15, 2008| Updated June 3, 2012
Nice and cosy pub on a quiet street in the Farringdon area. Interior and furniture seems to be from before the war (that is the Boer war). Friendly and efficient service. Five or six cask ales (all from St Peters) and the rest of the St Peters beers in bottles. Closed weekends. Quite a character of a pub and a must if you’re a fan of St Peters Brewery.
Didn’t eat here, but I loved the old, lived-in feel of the place (the cooking smells in the kitchen and menu showed great promise for a pub). Good selection of bottled St Peters product, 6 casks ... it delivered on what I wanted from this place, I will return.
The old style sawdust on the floor pub (no sawdust though.) It’s well worn. Definitely a local. Friendly service. Lots of locals drop by to use the loo. About five St. Peters were on. Near St. John’s Gate which is worth a look (Knights of St. John - priory nearby)
A small cozy pub, with small seperated rooms and with woodpanelled walls. The bar was very busy when I visited which made the service somewhat slow, but it was friendly. 4 cask, 2 draftlines, and 10 bottles.
When we first approached, we weren’t sure we were at the right place, but the gaggle of punters out the front made it obvious it was a drinking establishment. I assumed it was a congregation of smokers until we squeezed inside and saw that you really couldn’t fit anyone in! It’s a nicely quaint old style pub with idiosyncratic coves of seating maintaining this part of the city’s distinct cozy narrow lane feel. We stood outside for a while (as there was not much other choice) and it became apparent that the bottles were designed oval-shaped such so that they would fit nicely into the gaps between the gate railings, as there are no tables outside. The beers were a good variety of St Peters’ offerings wth the few taps made up for by many bottles. I enjoyed the honey porter immensely and the sweetness of the beer is well-matched with the character of the place.
A lovely tiny pub with all the currently available St. Peter’s on offer, including 5 from the cask and frankly, they seem much better than from the bottle. A very popular join with 3 times more people standing outside than those having a seat inside. Rather slow service, but simply overwhelmed and not having enough room to have more staff. A nice building, well orchestrated operation.
My local. Great fun, very friendly, always a good beer on. It gets cramped and busy after work, so come during the day if you’re on holiday in London and want a few quiet pints. Food is good too.
All the beers apart from one keg lager (Bitburger) and one bottled lager (Hirter Pils) are from St Peter’s by the way - but they do carry the full range in bottles, with up to five from the cask. I’m scoring this highly for selection as there isn’t another pub in the world that does so.
The comment below about the beers possibly being filtered is completely wrong by the way - real ale is served in this pub. They don’t use handpumps, they use a type of pump common in Scotland but rare in England. It’s called a Shakespeare system. Suffice to say, the beer is NOT served under gas pressure.