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Charming little bar with a downstairs basement for food. Not my cup of tea really. Beer was good but lacked atmosphere.
allornothing - 7 Aug 2014 12:47
Pleasant City pub with 4 hand pumps and for such a location, pleasantly uncrowded (on a Tuesday night anyway). Good function room downstairs.
16jamesdoc - 26 Sep 2013 17:41
Decent little boozer, darts match went on downstairs, accomodating staff changed the channel so I could watch my football bet lose, couple of tasty barmaids as well. Scrumpy instead of Strongbow which is a plus also.
slim1690 - 21 Oct 2011 23:13
Nice little busy Pub. Music a bit loud and a reasonable pint.
gmb6 - 30 Mar 2011 11:16
Spent some time in the pub a few weeks ago for my Uncle's birthday. Had the bottom bar commandered for our party and as it was mainly suits, flitted between downstaors and up. Both levels busy, with the staff kept on their feet, but as a non-Londoner (and a bar-staffer myself) found their attitude extremely positive and effervescent. Youngs' bitter in good nick too...
Komakino - 21 Mar 2011 04:15
charming, old, sexy, bit noisy, clean glassware,
not too expensive, overall I would like another drink please Malcolm ha ha .
bendyboo - 14 Jan 2011 19:33
Partizan athmosphere in the pub towards the end of the week. One of my work colleagues has a big crush on the barmaid Samantha and used to pop in every day just to see her!! P.s the bar bar staff dress up in fruity santa fancy dress around Christmas time for the punters. Great fun!
hammerjames - 6 Aug 2010 11:13
top place, maybe one or 2 henrys than most, but good beer, friendly stsff...I would def come back.
REAL.ALEDARTS - 16 Jun 2010 15:48
Nearly not worth a comment. But, No, No, No. Never again. Overpriced and a dreadful pint.
ArryArrows - 8 Jun 2010 14:06
Tiny, hence why it appears crowded, clean enough, but the staff do let it down. Plus the ale was extremely ropey. OK if you're a lager swilling fool who doesn't mind waiting forever for a barley drinkable pint. As for pricing, I think blue_scrumpy must have hit the place at happy hour, it is over-priced and has been said before by someone, I suspect watered down, a lot!
caskmark - 2 Jun 2010 12:40
I found this pub to have a distinctively different character to the other City pubs I had visited, with much more of a local feel to it. Many of the patrons seemed to know each other and there were far less of the business people you see everywhere else. Those businessmen that were here appeared far more down to earth. I also noticed that there were far more women than elsewhere here. Drinks were also notably cheaper. The beer range is solely Wells & Young - Youngs Ordinary, Youngs Special & Bombardier. Service was fine. A jukebox was playing, whilst muted TV showed Sky Sports News at either end of the bar. The walls are decorated with boxing pictures. Tables are few and far between. I found this pub was catering for a specific niche of people, and probably does so well. With a better range of drinks I would probably have returned.
blue_scrumpy - 22 May 2010 13:22
I've only registered on this website so that I could say this:

The vodka was watered down to nothing in there. Was in on Thursday 4th March &, after sampling it myself, had to bring my girlfriends vodka blackcurrant back up to say there was something wrong. I told the bargirl that there was no vodka in it & got her to taster it. She said that there must have neem somethin gwrong with the mixer & gave me another shot of vod.The drink still didn't taste like vodka.

Be warned, if you go in here you are being ripped off.
Sober_Colm - 9 Mar 2010 12:10
The two lines by beermunster hit the nail on the head.

I suspect it only looks so busy because it is so small, there is little that makes the place attractive unless you like looking at barmaids, and they aren't to hot.

This certain serves the worst pint I have had the displeasure of drinking with London, that being great london, not just the city.

I get the feeling, the landlord just doesn't give a monkeys. I'll be shocked if Wells and Youngs do no force him out soon.
truenortherner - 20 Jan 2010 14:27
The two lines by beermunster hit the nail on the head.

I suspect it only looks so busy because it is so small, there is little that makes the place attractive unless you like looking at barmaids, and they aren't to hot.

This certain serves the worst pint I have had the displeasure of drinking with London, that being great london, not just the city.

I get the feeling, the landlord just doesn't give a monkeys. I'll be shocked if Wells and Youngs do no force him out soon.
truenortherner - 20 Jan 2010 14:27
Probably one of the worst pints of Youngís I have ever had.

Very overpriced and has been pointed out before the bar staff are ornaments.

beermunster666 - 2 Oct 2009 11:42
Tiny little place that doesnít take much to looked busy. Staff I fear are there to be looked at and as decoration are useful, but thatís where it ends. The Youngs was undrinkable on my visit,. A lovely place that could do with someone sensible running it, instead of the fat, goby, drunken Ďmadamí who seems to be in charge. I didnít see the lecherous Landlord, but can certainly believe he exists happily in these surroundings.
MW81 - 29 Sep 2009 09:17
This pub rocks, fantastic beer, great bar snacks, some crazy bar diving, fantastic bar staff and very friendly customers from all over the UK........... the peoples choice
septiclad - 28 Jul 2009 12:05
Rather gor-blimey Young's pub, obviously very popular with local working folk. It was packed on the Thursday evening (quite early) I visited, with lots of singing along to some admittedly very good tunes being played. This had something of an East End community feel to it.
grecian - 22 May 2009 10:58
Downstairs part (if open) is quite unique and is a favourite with city goers. Can get very busy so is obviously popular. Sometime you may find yourself staring at the bar staff too long as some are very juicy.

Small, atmospherical place with hard working bar staff with too many punters shoehorned into a limited space. Not bad, but better around.
pc09 - 5 Mar 2009 15:17
Quite ordinary except for the staff. The barmaids are very fit, although it's creepy watching the landlord treat his staff like they're strippers.

yt555 - 3 Jan 2009 00:19
I was really taken with this place, having become disillusioned with my Hotel bar. That was until I found the Peacock just down the road.

I must say, whilst itís a nice enough place and very Victoria, which I do like, itís pricey and the ale isnít at itís best. The staff, seem to serve those they know over anyone visiting and itís a little to slam down your pint with their hand out for the cash, even by London standards.

Having been in here on previous visits, I was disappointed with how it is nowadays

whacker1 - 5 Jun 2008 16:07
Decent Youngs pub between Aldgate tube and Tower Hill. Nicely presented both inside and out and popular with local office workers. One of the areas unsung heroes as far as pubs go.

Millay - 17 Feb 2008 12:19
What a find! I was mightily impressed on my visit to Ye Three Lords last Thursday evening (16th Aug). Itís a stripped-down, basic, and no nonsense Youngís pub, which is well, unpretentious, down to earth and most definitely, rocking! There canít be too many pubs in the area where youíll here Smoke On The Water blaring from the jukebox. The Youngís Special was in champion condition and as I type, Iím really struggling to pick out any real faults. Err; I guess it would benefit from a bit of smoke. No seriously, this is an excellent little boozer (and it is rather small) and if, like me, you crave havens such, as this, then youíll be most definitely feel at home here. Pay a visit.
HTM69 - 18 Aug 2007 12:03
Decent old-skool boozer with reasonably good Youngs beer.

Jukebox is too loud, especially when the eejits at the end of the bar are entertaining themselves by repeatedly selecting cheesy-listening hits from Tom Jones etc.
CountVonCount - 23 Jul 2007 16:55
Fairly typical Youngs pub down the road from Tower Gateway Station ( DLR ) . My pint of Youngs was pretty poor, even by Bedford standards, but this is a friendly welcoming pub that seems to have a better atmosphere ( banter between staff and customers etc ) than most City pubs.
JohnBonser - 15 Jun 2007 12:29

I have to say that I have had many a good afternoon and night in this pub.

The beers are great fosters nice and chilled and they serve a great range of bitters.

The food is top notch for pub grub and reasonably priced.

The service is both quick an friendly and the landlord is game for a laugh.

I cant understand some of the previous reviews....are we talking about the same pub...........????????
burton1 - 17 May 2007 22:10
Very well kept ale Ė for Youngís Ė when Iíve been in there. It has been both chilled, fresh and crisp. The food is also decent and reasonably priced, so you should get lunch and a pint for under a tenner. It does get quite busy in there, so the earlier you arrive the better.

Overall, one of the better Young's pubs I've been to.
AleKing - 23 Mar 2007 15:30
Not a bad pub, basically a typical Youngs pub. Service was good despite being very busy and the pint I got was good. Used to prices in area so not shocked. There are better pubs in the area but there are a lot more that are far worse.
TheHorsesMouth - 20 Mar 2007 12:35
Underwhelming pub. My pint of Youngs Special wasn't at it's best and the decor is your usual stained dark wood pub finish. Tried it on a Monday night and it was mostly empty. Not a pub I will be going back to.
JiltedBarfly - 3 Mar 2007 19:45
This palace was OK. Whilst not certain of the meaning of Ďa suits pubí, I think I can take this as the bench mark. The staff seemed to stem from eastern Europe and given the noise some point and hand signals were required to get a pint. A bit brash and noisy with a ropey pint, I canít see the attraction - unless of course itís to letch at the girls behind the bar. Expensive Larger, but I was on Youngs and Bombadier neither it must be said were at their best, but they werenít quite £3. That said, given the area, I suppose it is one of the better places around.
2pintsofbitter - 13 Feb 2007 09:56
Good pint of guinness with friendly staff if you can stand being jostled on a Friday evening with very pissed up suits who obviously owned the place ... or thought they did anyway. Not bad but not the place for a quiet drink on a Friday night.
Hucks - 21 Oct 2006 17:25
Typical city boozer, full of suits who don't mind paying 3 quid for a pint. The beer wasn't in particularly good form when I was in there either. A good place for the homeless to go at about 5.30 in the afternoon to see how much many of the free bar snacks they can eat before getting kicked out.
ChrisF - 18 Aug 2006 10:47
A great city pub 10 out of 10 on the quality of the beer, we liked the pub so much we held our wedding reception at the three lords, the atmosphere in this pub is great, the staff are very pleasant and friendly,
for great beer,great food and a great atmosphere take a trip to the three lords pub,the city as many many pubs but none like this one give it a try,you will return
anonymous - 30 Jul 2006 11:27
been in here only during the day and it seemed ok , bit full of suits and we stood out like sore thumbs in jeans n shirts , but hey the beer wasnt too bad had a pint of lager which tasted ok didnt really encounter the staff so i cant comment on them , but is definatly a suits pub
romfordir - 9 Jul 2006 18:42
Youngs Bitter on excellent form yesterday evening. Very full of "suits", but a pleasant friendly atmosphere nevertheless. Music got a bit loud later on though. The fact that this pub - a typical City stand up to drink pub - was much busier than The Chamberlain over the road, where you could have had a choice of seats - speaks volumes for how popular this pub obviously is.
I shall endeavour to return - hopefully sooner rather than later
JohnBonser - 4 Jan 2006 10:39
very male orientated and didn't like the staff required sign ATTRACTIVE STAFF NEEDED surely thats against the law but i suppose thats the only way of getting customers cause i certainly didn't go in for the bitter it was awful
anonymous - 30 Dec 2005 12:30
I don't really get the appeal of this place. I asuume it's the quality of the beer, which I can't really comment on. Otherwise it's a bit dingy and old and seems to be full of older men leering at any women who walk in. If you want a pub the The Peacock down the street is better.
SocialDrinker - 16 Apr 2005 14:53
A decent city pub but the food is a bit limited. It is busy at lunchtimes and between 5pm and 7pm. The trouble is when the pub gets quiet the manager will have an early night and ring the bell. Very annoying if you are just getting the taste!!
billy124 - 2 Mar 2005 15:15
Great pub serving excellent Youngs bitters.
BinBagBob - 18 Feb 2005 12:22
Well, what a great pub!!
the atmosphere is outstanding, the bar staff are outstanding and the food is outstanding!! what more can you ask for of a pub?
Louise - 27 Sep 2004 16:02
Wanted a new pub close to the office. Went on a Friday night with a bunch of workmates and had a great time. Cold, fresh beer; good juke box (too loud somethimes though); reasonably priced; but mostly blokes, although, when you see the bar staff, you'll understand why!!
Greg - 12 Jul 2004 10:03
Fantastic boozer under relatively new management. Best kept beer in the City - Nice one Micky, Carol, Marianne and the scary kitchen staff........
anonymous - 31 Mar 2004 11:56
I held my 40th birthday party here in the main bar. Owners and staff were great, couldn't have done more for us. Good beer too being a Young's pub. Highly recommended.
Wayne - 29 Jan 2004 12:35
friendly staff, just been refurbed! The staff will even pull you sneaky shandies if taking clients out and you wish to get the upper hand in proceedings! Great pub grub downstairs.
Sean - 12 Jan 2004 11:05
Young's pub
Pikey the Koala - - 12 Jun 2003 19:31

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