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Sadly this pub has now closed its doors
Goonery - 9 Dec 2011 18:06
Improving bar-pub with good selection of lagers (Asahi and Hurliman included) as well as some bitters. Not particularly inspiring in itself but a good venue for a few quiet beers, pizzas are also worth a try.
oldjg1 - 19 Jun 2011 13:12
Generally an average pub, but one of the better pubs in the locale. Always had a decent cask beer on each visit, and even on a busy Friday night, it's not crushingly full. Decor is a little dark and moody, and would probably be a bit depressing if the place was quiet.
Oktup - 28 Nov 2010 18:34
Another good London boozer. Yeah this one carries the 'Tourist Trap' as well. But I've been using it on and off for the last 6 years and I've always liked it. Good selection of ales as well.
wolvesfan - 4 Oct 2010 15:38
Toursisty souless clean & with side order of pricey! Crisps are a £1!
steviewonder - 16 Nov 2009 15:14
A bar masquerading as a pub - the pub exterior belied an interior with dimmed lighting and some hideous sofas. Given some of the alternaitves in the area there is no reason ever to return here.
murgatroyd - 24 Sep 2009 22:57
One of the more bar like pubs in the area. The staff are friendly and they have a good selection of drinks including a cocktail list. It is a little pricey but not if you take into account the area. The spirit and mixers are the cheapest in the area, £2.60 a vodka and coke!!

The food may seem on the pricey side too but I have recently learned that it is all fresh and not microwaved like most other large corporation pubs do. (I used to work in a pub kitchen many many years ago now.)So for that reason it's definately worth the extra bit. They also change the menu frequently which makes a nice change. I would highly reccomend the fish cakes they are so tasty.

The staff are always pleasant and very friendly. It only took three visits before two members of staff remembered what I drank and asked me how I was doing. Thats one thing that I like in a pub.
anonymous - 22 Sep 2006 16:23
Too loud, (far) too expensive and too much up its own arse. Beer (Staropramen) was watery and flat, cheeseburger was, frankly, a torrid affair, and the least said about the (excruciatingly slow) service the better. I know other people who like it, and I don't understand it. OK, compared to some of the other pubs round there it's not bad, but for goodness' sake don't take that as a recommendation. Not keen at all.
Hzy - 16 Sep 2006 15:56
Bring back the Galaxy class Enterprise "D"! Or better still, replace it with a Sovereign class Enterprise "E" (but not an NX class Enterprise, which is based on the Akira class starship!).

This place is horrific and was much better as Page's bar!

Beer isn't that bad though!
PigPen_in_the_Fens - 5 Sep 2006 13:04
Take care not to confuse this place with the far superior Westminster Arms. The Westminster is one of the most cold, hollow and soulless pubs I have encountered. As for “enough Real Ales to keep CAMRA devotees happy”, where are they? They have 1 pump for London Pride and they took so long to change the barrel that I ended up having a pint Carling. Coors, Staropromen and Strongbow were the other choices. The plain off white walls and ceiling are interrupted only by a barrage of plain red wall behind the bar, the well trodden dark wooden floorboards and the grey pillars and doors. The windows are crying out for some curtains and the décor consists of a few dated lampshades, a large plain mirror and the occasional potted plant. The tables must have come from a second hand dining table sale and the whole pub is visually vacant with no real feature to attract the eye. Meals are pricey (£5-6 for starters, sandwiches £6, main meals £7-8) and the menu is hardly extensive. People may laugh at the prior existence as a “Trekkie” pub but I imagine it would have had a bit more spirit and soul then than it does now. Beam me up!
RogerB - 2 Aug 2006 15:34
Just back from a liquid lunch. I was expecting a cold welcome after earlier reviews, but the staff were friendly and the London Pride wasn't too bad. Couple of tables outside on the pavement in the sun which looked an option as there was no aircon inside - however, then went downstairs to get some food and it was all aircon cooled which you need when it's 30degrees C outside. Didn't eat, but food looked 'OK' - nothing gastronomic but fine if you needed something to line your stomach.. I'd go back
HarryS - 28 Jul 2006 14:00
Great little place, don't be fooled by the low-ish rating, half those scores were posted when it whas a star-trek pub (most ridiculous idea ever, probably) and it's now become a regular after-work venue for all sorts of people nearby. A surprisingly low percentage of civil servants given the location, which can probably only be a good thing. Can't speak for the food because I haven't had any but the beer is good and fairly priced and the atmosphere is great; gets very, very busy on fridays though.

Reccomended!
big_andy - 30 Jun 2006 13:41
i love this pub!!! the staff are really friendly and there is a sense of community here.they look after their regulars!!!!!1
redsanguine666 - 14 Apr 2006 17:46
This pub won't win any awards from English Heritage, but the fare is above average and there is enough real ale here to keep the CAMRA devotees reasonably happy. The interior might be somewhat dark for some tastes, but in my view gloominess is a prerequisite of any half decent boozer- if I wanted 'happy' I'd go to Disneyland. Lacks character but that comes with time-I for one would like this little den to hold out a while longer to see if it can bloom into the sort of morbid hole most reasoanble people want from a London boozer.
anonymous - 23 Sep 2005 14:00
Luckily I never ended up wandering into this pub when it was a trekkies bar, because I wouldn't have stayed long. This is a great little pub with lots of rustic character. The staff are friendly and polite and the table service is usually quick. Great food as well. It's a little bit more pricey than other pubs but worth it for a good drink in a good atmosphere.
ginger_mattg - 20 Sep 2005 15:09
Expensive beer, very average pub. A bit dark and dingy.
anonymous - 18 Aug 2005 16:04
for those of you who used to frequent the star trek bar, formerly pages bar, The Westminster is nothing like it. The whole atmosphere has changed. A more open plan pub. No more big screen. The staff are funny and helpful. Food is excellent!!! All freshly cooked from fresh ingredients. Great selection of wine. Can be a bit pricey but is well worth it. If you want to eat, be sure and get there early as the pub fills up from 5 till closing. Lunchtimes too are very busy. One of my favourite pubs yet. Give it a try.
pumpkin - 17 Aug 2005 15:39
Page's Bar (featuring '10-forward') is, alas, no more. It wasn't as bad as the others say...the beer was alright, there was a big screen to watch the footy on, and despite being so central, it was never full of civil servants or politico's...though, to be fair, it was never full!

It is now 'The Westminster,' and I've not been in since the refurbishment. But it no longer shows football, and the foot prices have gone up.
vic_of_india - 7 Dec 2004 13:42
My polite vocabulary for expressing the horror of this venue is limited only to "nothing I have experienced outside an NHS cafeteria comes close the detrious presented as deep fried somthing in this pub" To be fair the beer was cheap, and it was the only pub in victoria not showing a chelsea match. I would like to say that the atmosphere in the pub was enlivened by the Star Trek memorobilia and homage to SciFi deor, but I would be lying through my teeth, this pub has no soul and its only purpose is to remind patrons that there are far better places to spend your hard earned beer money.
Sebastian - 30 Mar 2004 14:25
The worst pub in Pimlico.More like some Star Trek fan's living room than a pub. "Memorabilia" consists of the starship Enterprise hanging from the ceiling, and a display case of trek crystal paperweights and teddy bears(all for sale). Terrible atmosphere and the WORST food I have ever paid for anywhere. Avoid at all costs unless you want to buy a paperweight.
Jamie - 29 Mar 2004 12:41
Page's bar has "assimilated" most of the old crowd from paviours since it's closure.
Friday night is normally a messy affair. Beer is reasonable, and there is the odd honey floating about the place.

oh, and it has a model of the USS Enterpise "D"(galaxy Class for all the trekkies out there) suspended from the ceiling.

Needs a late licence though.
Rob - 1 Feb 2004 18:34
it as got a vampier nights as well
michael - 17 Nov 2003 19:21
geeks hangout-made the mistake of going there-it looks quite normal from outside-really!-inside looks like a startrek convention -you know the type:mummy im 30 years old and i want to play with my figures-ive got no life, no girlfriend.mmm"
a saddos and thickos hangout..please avoid-unless you want to discuss spock....geez...
anonymous - 29 Sep 2003 16:06
Fun & freindly apart from a few aliens
Jenny Perry - 6 May 2003 14:28

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