Woodin’s Shades (Nicholson’s)

212 Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate, Greater London England EC2M 4PT
bar  3.2/5.0 11 reviews
Mon-Fri 11:00-23:00/Sat 11:00-17:00/Sun 11:30-17:3

Mayor: FLBH (1) | Taps: 3-5 | Bottles: several
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
WingmanWillis  (1548) , England | May 23, 2017
Visited on 6th May 2017. Corner Nicholsons pub just over the road from Liverpool St station. It’s got some lovely dark wood panelling inside, it’s quite small, long and narrow with seating crammed in. It was busy with a group of Aussies seemingly intent at yawping loudly at each other near to us. It’s got a decent mix of cask and keg beers, quality and service good. Prices OK. There is a dining area upstairs but only stayed for a swift drink. OK
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer  (2011) Hebden Bridge, England | May 18, 2017
Nicholson’s corner pub begging for more drinking space given it’s extremely popular, although this is a given as it’s just opposite the Bishopgate entrance to Liverpool Street Station. The ground floor with its bar against its inner wall is traditional in design and is a decent space for a drink at a quiet time, but expect it to be full of suits by late afternoon on a weekday, and some do spill out into the street although I don’t think there’s an official area for this. The usual Nicholson’s selection of drinks apply with ample cask to choose from, and although I didn’t get there I believe the upstairs is for dining.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil  (621) Tallinn, Estonia | January 5, 2017
Fairly busy as it was approaching lunch time on a week day, but we found a corner near the bar to stand. Didn’t want to go upstairs, which has tons more space, as we wanted quick access to those bar. Lovely interior, Nicholson’s know how to make a bar look nice. I think there were 6 hand-pull beers, and 5 of them were ticks, so that’s pretty good going. Staff were polite and sufficiently efficient. If I’m passing through Liverpool Street again, this is the direction i’ll run to for some swift halves.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
niquillis  (338) Stoke on Trent, England | November 16, 2014
Much more relaxed than the hubbub of the ’Spoons at the station. 4 ales on and in good nick. Had a breakfast which was good for £5. Worth popping in if at Liverpool St.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
jackl  (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 3, 2013
Pretty standard Nicholson’s pub located close to Liverpool Street Station. Long rectangular room fitted with mostly high wooden tables. The space definitely didn’t inspire me to stick around. 7 beers available on cask, 5 of which were rotating (Doom Bar and Pride seem to be the permanent fixtures). Not an awful selection. The usual crap’s on keg. Service was fine. The prices were a bit punchy (1.95 for a half of 4% beer). Overall, perhaps worth a shot if you’re changing trains at Liverpool Street. Otherwise, spend a few minutes looking for a better spot.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham  (790) Halden, Norway | April 2, 2013
Nice modern pub in old fashion style. Think most people go here for eating. Close to Liverpool Street Station. Had only golden ale and bitter at my visit. But found a new county ;-)
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Leighton  (1029) London, England | November 29, 2012
A alright pub, though certainly not the best Nicholson’s I’ve visited. They have about six cask ales on, which usually offer a good range of golden ales, bitters and porters. Service was mediocre to average; the server brought me a pint when I asked for a half, and then proceeded to tell me I should specify when I want a half (which I did initially. I only order halves. I probably whisper in my sleep "I’ll have a half of...") Decor is classic pub. Prices are average for Nicholson’s, which is to say, a bit higher than I would want to pay given the average quality of the beers they serve. For a City pub it isn’t terrible; although, there are actually a handful of other Nicholson’s pubs in the vicinity (less than a five-minute walk) so if given the choice I would opt for one of them.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Grima  (20) Merzkirchen, RLP, Germany | August 12, 2011
Very nice location, directly in front of the Liverpool Street station. We went there for 2-3 pints and a snack (delicious beer battered mushrooms & onion rings)! Good selection of cask beers. Had a Butcombe Old Vic and a St. Peter’s India Pale Ale! Small selection of bottled beers. Good location, but there are much more better pubs in this area!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
Rune  (803) Tromsø, Norway | March 23, 2011
On our way to White Hart Lane to support the hammers we stopped for a few quick pints in this pub just outside the main entrance to Liverpool Street station. The pub is a free house with quite a decent selection of cask ales and bottles. I had ales from Triple FFF and the Old Vic from Butcombe, both found to be in excellent shape and served at the right drinking temperature. This street corner pub gave a fair enough impression, however, being quite noisy and crowed at the match day. Service could be improved (visited early on Saturday 19th March 2011).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
trapez  (30) Hilleroed, Denmark | February 17, 2009
Around 25 brews on tap. A few on bottle and a small selection of ciders. Some guest ales. Cosy but loud music. Frindly staff but absolutely no knowledge about beers.

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