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Not very inspiring Greene King pub. Pint of London Glory was just about drinkable. Suspect they make most of their money from tourists going to Madame Tussauds.
Aztecgoat - 10 May 2017 10:16
Its very rare I leave a pint but the London Pride was shockingly bad. Would have taken it back but the post work brigade descended on mass and I couldn't get near the bar.

Handy place to meet up with people.
Mappiman - 20 Aug 2014 18:36
Big, roomy bar with plenty of staff providing quick, efficient service. Five beers on tap and not too dear for the West End. My vegetarian daughter was full of praise for the adventurous which she said offered than the usual mushroom risottos and veggieburgers. Little atmosphere, however, possibly due to much of the trade being passing.
Kenny260556 - 17 Apr 2014 20:46
Terrible pub, poorly run by badly trained bar staff. They don't pull a full pint, serve people in the wrong order and can't remember what you asked for. It's too busy, badly laid out and not terribly clean. Avoid like the plague.
JamesDa - 12 Dec 2013 23:37
Went there to watch the England v Montenegro game. Interesting pricing policy at the bar. Ordered two pints and the barman said that'll be £8. Gave him £10 and he gave me £1-50 change. I said I thought it was £8 and he said no it's £8-50. Still apart from that I like the pub.
anonymous - 12 Oct 2013 08:36
Half finished pints litter the bar, testament to punters hastily leaving to catch their train over the road. Apart from commuters, the Globe mainly serves tourists except for when their is a game at Wembley when bevied up fans flock here before jumping on the train. The beer selection is typical of central pubs and needless to say expensive.

4/10
QueensParker - 7 Oct 2013 02:02
Strange pub - probably as it's a bit of a "station pub" with people largely passing through, which was what I was doing to be fair!

I suppose it does the job well enough, but there are better pubs in the area in my view.

Oh yeah, watch out for the pissed-up tramps who seem to come out when the sun goes down when you're stood outside.
Keef_Peacock - 22 Sep 2012 21:05
Cracking boozer.
Great for a beer after work or a good location to meet mates and friends and watch the clacker walk by.
Bar staff are excellent and the management friendly and welcoming with nothing too much.
Keep up the great work and any chance you can make Becks a little cheaper !!!!
BIGGIBBO - 28 Jun 2012 09:46
Run by two of the campest and nicest men you will ever meet,sure this pub is a tourist trap but at the same time the food is good the ale is well kept and the bar well run.
Do not go anywhere near it when theres anything going on at Wembley but on a hot summers day get a cold beer and sit outside and watch the scores of stunning ladies walk past, Heaven.
jackbar - 11 Jun 2012 13:36
It's some years since I've been in this pub and the interior has changed considerably. It is much more pleasant than the Globe of old but still has the same sort of clientele - footy fans heading to Wembley and tourists heading to Madame Tussauds. There's no regular crowd as such and it feels a little like a station pub.

This said the pub itself is pretty good with a decent selection of ales - Bombardier, Young's London Gold, GKIPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot. Normally I'd opt for the London Gold but I had a pint of Abbot which was very good.

Overall this is not a pub to pick for an evening out but if you're heading for Wembley it's a reasonable stopping point.
murgatroyd - 5 Apr 2012 10:37
Went here last night (Wednesday) at around 9pm. the Bombardier was fantastic! Drink it. I'm from Yorkshire and don't often say that about beer down here. Good selection of ales. It was just busy enough to create a nice atmosphere. I was last here a couple of months back; me and my fellow bearded mate were greeted with "no-one told me the Bee Gees were coming!" by a young jack-me-lad who after being ditched by the two girls he was with, offered us the 'Jaegerbombs' (?) he'd bought for them. We declined. Strikes me as the kind of place you get a lot of that kind of thing.
vanillarreal - 26 May 2011 21:13
One of the better sex-pubs in London. A man holding a Golf Sale sign whispered 'beer, mate?' as I passed him
outside Liverpook St. I nodded hesitantly and he beckoned me to follow. We took the Circle line to Baker St, him with his
big iridescent cardboard sign and not saying a word to me throughout the ride. When we arrived at Baker St, I had no oyster
card! My companion told me that when the stinking busker came through the carriage at moorgate playing a wretched rendition of
'Land of my Fathers', he had picked my pocket and given the oyster to the busker in the hope he would leave us in peace!
'That's bloody Marvellous', I said. 'How the frig am I going to get to work for the next month??' 'Ah', he twinkled, with a knowing,
theivish grin.....but said nothing more! And alas, he had no oyster card either! So we climbed over the ticket barriers in ungainly fashion - not an
easy task with that 'golf sale' sign. My companion was further hampered by a frizzy afro wig that had slid down in front of his eyes at inopportune moments
After about 20 minutes of struggle, we managed to get body mind and spirit out of the station and a short moment later we were at the bar of The Volunteer
ordering frothing flagonzolas of Droobeepunfarb. One sip and I was glad I made the detour. At that moment an orchestra filed in and set up on the floor.
'What's this?' I enquired of the barmaid. 'You'll like it, these lot are absolute FILTH!' she chirped'. She wasn't wrong - an instant later my
ears were aflutter with the sound of the Dirtiest Stripper music I'd heard in all my born days. If you see the Golf Sign man, say you know me.
senberbex - 22 Mar 2011 17:21
I would agree with Strongers. Hadn't been in for some years until recently as always found it pretty low grade a few years ago, but it's definitely improved quite a bit and is a decent enough option for watching sport. 6/10
mps77 - 12 Nov 2010 16:50
Don't use this pub as much as I used to as I don't visit the area as much. I've never had any problems here. A good pub to visit if you want to watch sport. The bar staff are pleasent enough even though the girls can endure a lot of ribaldry on big sports nights.
The food's good- I had a great sausage and mash on my last visit.
With lots of hotels nearby the place often resembles an informal gathering of UN delegates!
Due to the turnover it's never too long before a seat becomes available. In the summer I've often sat outside, relaxed and watched the world go by.
Several brews available though nothing too out of the ordinary.


outtamehead - 11 Feb 2010 23:08
My visit here last night was my first for some years and Im glad to report that I thought it had much improved. I found the barman to be polite and there was a good mix of people in watching the Championship game on the two plasma screens. I would have preferred it if they had put the sound on and got rid of the inane chart music, but to be fair there were probably more people not watching the footie than were.

Greene King IPA, Abbot, Directors, Bombardier and Broadside were all available along with a standard draught selection and my Guinness was well served.

There is always going to be a transient crowd in this pub due to its location opposite Baker Street station and it has a reputation as a session pub before games at Wembley, but I will still pop back in for a pint or two when next passing just not on match day.
Strongers - 19 Jan 2010 20:51
Always a good place to watch the footy. That said, the ale selection is pretty poor and it takes an age to get served.
Scrappydoo - 2 Dec 2009 13:14
Top pub for Chelsea fans before big games, great atmosphere and celery chucking! My wife and kids went and said they had the best time!
fatanky - 4 Oct 2009 13:11
What a top boozer. Great staff and more fun than the boring pub across the road. We need more like it. The barmaids are all stunning and the more the merrier
BIGGIBBO - 14 Aug 2009 15:34
Considering this pub was full of business types having a few cheeky beers after work, I was quite surprised that I liked this pub. I didnt have much of an atmosphere (except from the fumes wafting in from the Marylebone Road), but the ale selection was good (if uninspired), the food was value for money and the toilets clean. The only downside on the food front was that it take a considerably long time to arrive. The bar service was a little slow and I would have expected more staff on at just after 5pm. It would be interesting to see what this pub is like at a less busy time. One to try again me thinks.
LennyBanter - 1 Jul 2009 22:38
Leaving good old UK soon
Adopted this PUB when soccer was on TV
Found some strange attraction to "SPURS" and good to see they are playing a little better now,
Great Becks V for my colleagues and some good ales on from time to time for me
Excellent in summer outside watching the girls go by
Brad
brandneedsadrink - 3 Nov 2008 23:05
was in here sunday lunchtime and had a nice time. there was myself and my hubby, and few other people waiting outside for it to open, and when we got in we were served by a british barmaid with a friendly smile. the pint of bombadier was very nice and the bar had a great vibe.

i can imagine how busy this place must get during peak times as its not a massive place, but id recommend a visit just to say you have been there as it is an iconic bar :D
thesloaneranger - 10 Mar 2008 22:27
I have to say this is one of the worst pubs I've been into. Firstly, it had that awful stale beer smell which I'm sure regular cleaning would get rid of. Secondly, I expected it to be busy of course because of it's location but we were there to watch a game of rugby and no less than 3 fights were broken up by staff in the space of the game at least one looked pretty serious. Been to loads of rugby games and more than my share of pubs and never seen anything like it. One guy was trashed (he seemed to be "minesweeping" which I thought died out years ago) and making a nuisance of himself which to be fair the staff dealt with as best they could but I coudln't shake the dodgy feeling in this place.
Drunk, loud and singing I can totally accept (I may have even been guilty of this myself in the past)... wasted, obnoxious and screaming like a fool I can't. Maybe I picked a bad night but I wouldn't go back. The staff dealt with the situations well but there seemed to be a degree of familiarity with that type of situation which makes me think it always happens here.
Waller - 15 Feb 2008 16:13
This place has a traditional English feel of a victorian pub
Not a big choice of ALE but the one I had was good, Bombadeer I think
Aussie staff were good like the last review I read, No soccer on TV (We call it that in the US)
Nice pub though
brandneedsadrink - 21 Jan 2008 21:07
Agree with you Fatboy69, love this place. Just been voted one of the best real ale sites in London!!
scott40 - 14 Jan 2008 20:58
Love this pub or hate it, there is one thing to remember
You can travel ALL over the world and mention the "GLOBE opposite BAKER STREET TUBE" and you can guarantee that there is someone that has been in and knows it for whatever reason, generally "FOOTBALL RELATED"
Called in a few days ago and had a few pints, Mixed crowd in watching football on telly and generally nice atmosphere.
Had a platter to soak up the beer and that was OK too
Pretty friendly aussies behind the bar.
FATBOY69 - 14 Jan 2008 15:55
This pub is truly awful, I have been in here twice in my life, the first time it was rammed with tourists & you couldn't move. The bar staff were also terribly rude. I ended up going back about 2 months ago with work & I got rufused service after I'd only had 2 pints! They served a visibly hammered antipodean bloke(who could barely stand) before me, then refused me service! I was stunned. After I agrued my point & had spoken to the manager, who said that despite my obvious sobriety she had to stick with her staff, the rude bar staff then refused to serve the rest of my group. We couldn't believe it...that has never happened to me anywhere before or since & I have been in plenty of pubs in the las 15 years. I would seriously recommend that anybody thinking of going here go ANYWHERE else.
chalkey79 - 4 Jan 2008 14:44
Handy for the station with a decent enough interior. Now for the bad news... We arrived, and after fighting through the masses of tourists we made it to the bar. All the real ales were off. Fair enough, as I don't drink ale but I like to make a note of these things for these reviews. But... shock horror, nearly all the lagers were off too! The only option was Fosters, which was warm and flat. Ugh. Service was shockingly slow, with the bar staff seemingly taking as long as possible to process every order. By the time we left (after that one drink) everything draught was off. A few of the outside seats were also broken. Were we just unlucky?
kingston_toon - 7 Aug 2007 12:48
Superb pub now it has had its re-furb. Awards for real ales and customer service. Full table service in the dining room upstairs. Brand new toilets which are a great improvement on the last ones - they used to stink!! Food very good and great value for money. Friendly staff. A good place to visit if you are in the Baker Street area. Picture on this web site is old and out of date, the place looks stunning now!! 9 out of ten. Excellent.
scott40 - 6 Jul 2007 18:40
I quite like it in here,It isnt great and when the football is on the tv it can get very busy.Have had a couple of good sesions in there so it cant be too bad.Handy for a quick one if changing tube lines
becks007 - 10 Jun 2007 10:06
Probably the closest pub to baker street. that is all I can say posative about this place.

its like thousands of other pubs in town centres throughout the country, it aint got soul
trickydisco - 5 Apr 2007 13:24
I thought it was good and had a nice restaurant area upstairs. It was clean and modern but still had a traditional feel - it looked like it has just been refurbished.

Very Good food. But the fact the toilets are a mission from the restaurant areas upstairs and the waitresses are scruffy are the only down points.

It was a bit rowdy going back downstairs to the football fans but they didn't seem the threatening type.

7 out of ten
Lucy.M - 5 Feb 2007 16:08
nondescript type of place. seems to have had a lick of paint since it used to be frequented by northerners on their way up the bakerloo line to wembley. only worth the hassle if you're in the area and can't be arsed with the weathers across the road. barstaff seemed decent enough mind.
anonymous - 5 Feb 2007 00:11
Not much space, especially with the footy on, but alright for a swift one. Not as cheap as it me be, though...
pintofstrongbow - 11 Jan 2007 22:50
Crowded and uninspired.
rpadam - 19 Nov 2006 16:16
A bit tired this place now and it has less beer choice than before.Infact it has the most boring line up of beers you could imagine.
Henners - 9 Nov 2006 13:45
Left the Met to go to this pub for food at lunchtime. Had no complaints the food was nice, and the place had a nice relaxing atmosphere :-)
Wineo - 16 Oct 2006 14:54
I don't mind this gaff, but, "Lovely from the front",...! Your night vision goggles musta been steamed up Sassy!
kmcs - 14 Aug 2006 11:03
Lovely looking from outside. But after eating/drinking there just the once with friends I would not hurry back to visit again.

Layout inside is very poor with too many tables placed right near the bar making it almost impossible to move around the pub.

Ordering food is a nightmare. Four of us ordered food. One got a totally different meal from the ordered one, two others were supplied not as described on the menu and three of our four plates took 30mins to arrive! Other customers were complaining about mistakes and delays on the food too.
Sassy - 14 Aug 2006 10:37
As has been pointed out in the previous comment - this pub is very average, which is disappointing considering it looks quite appealing from the outside. It's smaller than you'd expect and whilst not particularly bad in my opinion, it isn't anything special and not a place for a night out. It's often a venue for football fans to head to at London away games and will no doubt be packed on Cup Final days when the new Wembley is finally done. 5/10.
C.B - 15 May 2006 13:11
Very average pub, looks good from the outside but is very small inside and quite a dull atmosphere....head over the road to The Metropolitian bar for a decent night out on the booze.
Hard_pork - 21 Apr 2006 12:28
Nice enough pub depending on when you go. As has been said it's a well known football "lads" pub, and will become even more so once the new Wembley's done on match days there. But otherwise no reason not to go for a drink there if you're in the area.
illhaveastella - 30 Jan 2006 23:23
Good place to drink if youve got a footie game in North/West London or are watching England play at the new Wembley. Was tradditionally the England 'Lads' Pub before/after games so used to have a lot of anti irish/IRA Chanting on a match night. Prices are reasonable
anonymous - 4 Jan 2006 20:46
the stellar was flat in here last week. not worth tavelling half way round the world for
shw500 - 15 Nov 2005 10:51
No earthly reason to go in The Globe,..a galaxy of idiots,...universally disliked, shit atmosphere, gravitate elsewhere.
kmcs - 3 Nov 2005 10:15
Didn't seem dodgy to me and I went on a Saturday evening. Range of real ales, plenty of people enjoying themselves without being louts.
beeronaut - 15 Oct 2005 23:28
Massive punch-up in this pub between England and Scotland fans in 1988 (think it was 1988). The last international friendly (ha ha). It was a khasi then, it's a khasi now, and I'm going there tonight.
anonymous - 17 Jun 2005 17:17
Mixture of tourists (Local to Madam Tussauds) and suits during the day. Can be a little dodgy in the evenings, seems to be a hangout for the local hitler youth. Also hold onto your beer at last orders, staff are over eager to get you out. Overall good daytime pub, would give it a miss after 6pm though.
Selly - 31 Mar 2005 16:50
OK pub, but seem to attract some real w******! There was a small fight when me and my friends were in there...but was soon resolved. The staff was friendly...and overall it wasnt all that bad..
IvyIvyIvy - 6 Feb 2005 18:18
Dodgy pub that is a regular meeting place for Football hooligans.

Might want to give it a miss on Football days then.
TheGP - 13 Sep 2004 11:23
We visited the pub twice while we were over in England from Oz the food and the service was really great. The pub hadn't changed much in twelve years - and my kids really loved it aswell.

Gaynor and Dave Perth WA
gaynor - 10 Jun 2004 13:02
This pub was the venue for my mate Ian's wedding on 18/05/2004. There are usually three real ales available (watch out for national brewery beers re-badged).

I found the staff quite friendly and the food great - their steak & chips takes some beating! I would go again.
lad_newton - 20 May 2004 17:10
When Wembley stadium reopens, do NOT use thes pub for about 6 hours before any England game. The most extreme far right & hooligans use it for pre match drinking. A good pub otherwise.
Duncan Saunders - 7 Feb 2004 22:13
Can't rate the bar but can rate the restaurant upstairs is a place that is a must for my family each year on our summer visit. That is except for last year when the place was tore up.
Neal Long - wlong@accd.edu - 19 Apr 2003 23:14
Rather touristy during lunchtimes but has a nice small pub atmosphere, and attracts regulars ranging from suits to students.
Baker Street Boy - 27 Sep 2002 12:03

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