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Devonshire Arms, Marylebone

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user reviews of the Devonshire Arms, Marylebone

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Situated bang opposite Latin revolutionary Simon Bolivar's former digs, the Devonshire Arms sees it's fair share of suits (it's closed at weekends) and the metallic bar counter and stools give off more of a bar vibe than London pub. That said, there's an OK range of ales even though the slant is more towards the lager crowd.
Komakino - 7 May 2015 16:00
Decent enough pub. Home made pies at lunchtime and proper chips - not fries.

Pride was well kept. Not much else to say really - handy for a pint if your missus is bashing the plastic in Selfridges!
Keef_Peacock - 26 May 2013 20:26
Promising from the outside but rather bland interior. So-so pint of Pride alongside (unsamples) Vombardier, Youngs London[sic] Gold. Efficient service. Pleasant but forgettable.
curioushistory - 5 Jun 2012 16:33
Popped into this pub fri night heading to Marylebone. Found it quite busy with standing room only, staff efficient and friendly. Would come back when less busy just to check out portraits of all previous Earls of Devonshire and to try a pie. Beer overpriced but it is Marylebone so won't expect to pay less for decent pint.
budvarboy - 11 Feb 2012 23:16
Popped in last night, pretty small place but nice decor with framed portraits dotted around.
Reasonably busy but got served quickly.
Toilet stank a bit but overall a reasonable destination if your in the area.
bryanroy22 - 1 Dec 2011 11:02
Basic. Friendly. Good pint.
wshgckh - 25 Sep 2010 20:44
I'd give this one a miss.

Looks nice as you walk in but -

Bar staff seemed more interested in horsing around with each other rather than serving anyone, which managed to create a queque at the bar when there were three barstaff behind the counter. One of them decided to go down the other end of the bar and chat to a regular rather than serve anyone.

Beer, though well kept is expensive - £3.45 for a pint of bombardier.

Plenty of other pubs to choose from that might actually want your money.

I wounldn't bother with this one next time I'm in the area.
jackgavin - 26 Feb 2010 08:09
This is a very basic boozer with Staropramen and limited standard draught selection along with Bombardier, Greene King IPA and Young’s Special, which was off during my visit. The food menu stretches to pies and sandwiches, but what more does one need.

There was some sort of music quiz/karaoke going on at the back of the pub which seemed to be very popular with a very loud group of girls, but everyone seemed to be having fun. There is a plasma screen on the back wall, but this was off and I saw no signs of any upcoming sporting events that were due to be shown.

This place is ok, but there are better pubs in the immediate area so I doubt that I’ll return.
Strongers - 30 Sep 2009 11:03
I'm amazed at how mixed the reviews for this place are. The staff are always friendly, the beer is always good (if a little pricey, but Christ, this is Marylebone) and the pub attracts a good enough crowd. It's also a beautiful building, with a lovely, purpose built, wooden interior.

There are umpteen pubs round here, but most of them aren't worth a visit. This one is, along with the Tudor Rose and the Gunmakers, to name just two. The Golden Eagle is a proper old school boozer that's also worth a visit.
Air.Guitar.Maestro - 13 Sep 2009 22:06
Almost empty when I went in but the interior seemed nice enough and beer selection ok. Trouble is I can see no real reason to head for this pub unless you work nearby and the Three Tuns 5/10 mins down the road is much better.
murgatroyd - 8 Aug 2009 22:57
I think CheshireCheese must have had an off day. I had a very pleasant drink here last night after work.
Bar staff were friendly and prompt. Good pint of Young's Special and Adnam's bitter.
Decent food menu, reasonably priced.
roderick_alleyn - 16 May 2008 12:16
Awful management, completely lacked any idea of customer service when I (politely) commented on the poor quality of my very expensive pint, don't bother with this uninspiring bland pub.
CheshireCheese - 28 Apr 2008 17:06
Expensive, but it really like it here. Wood panelling all complete, good service. Would be better if they served food in the evening.
Planner_21 - 14 Jan 2008 17:52
Maybe I had a better experience than most, or maybe because I was there in the afternoon, but I found this pub to be a pleasant place, if not particularly memorable. No, not worth a journey, but would drop by if I were in the area for a pint. The barstaff's English could be improved.

eustonflyer - 28 Jun 2007 10:57
Quality of the ale was OK and prices a bit high. It is in a convenient location and how standing room outside.
Mr.Matt - 24 Jun 2007 03:03
Interesting pub, not far from Portland Place, but £3.10 for a pint of Adnams is a bit steep....
rpadam - 28 Feb 2007 00:11
Make sure that you clear it with your bank manager before visiting. Most expensive pint I have bought in a pub in the area. Food tasty, but expensive again.
borderer - 27 Jun 2006 15:54
A great pub situated in a small street in the middle of the touristkeddle of London and yet it is luckely mostly visitede by locals who are working in the area.
They serve a great publuch. The atmosphere is friendly and warm and they serve Tennant Extra
John - 6 Nov 2003 10:01

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