skip nav  
 

Corney and Barrow, Broadgate

back to pub details

user reviews of Corney and Barrow, Broadgate

please note - reviews on this site are purely the opinion of site visitors, so don't take them too seriously.

Small, overpriced, poor beer selection enhanced only by Hahn and a dreadful overpriced menu.

Avoid.
murgatroyd - 4 Dec 2009 03:08
Why did my friend suggest going to this bar [it's not a pub as it doesn't serve real beer] as a place to drink after work?

It left me completely out-of-pocket. 5 small bottles of beer/cider 20. I'm broke as never before. Why pay this kind of money when all the seats were reserved by Morgan Stanley [I thought they were bust]? Why pay this kind of money to serve yourself at the bar? Why pay this kind of money for beer/cider out of a bottle? Complete rip-off!

And the loos? 1 lockup cabinet! I had to go into a rival establishment to relieve myself.

I thought I would give this place a 0, but the glass was nice, so 1.


mycetes - 5 Jun 2009 06:57
Only ever go here when there's a corporate do on as it seems to be deemed appropriate for senior suits in a way that better pubs and bars are not.

Laughably expensive - the only redeeming feature is they stock Hahn - a boutique lager from Sydney that really is good

THe only interesting thing I've ver seen here is one December a couple of years ago when a lot of people decided at 10pm that a run around on the ice rink would be a good idea. Amazing that there were no serious injuries
murgatroyd - 2 Feb 2007 09:29
Laughable place. I mean, what were they thinking ?! It's not a bar, it's a scout hut.
steve2136 - 12 Jan 2006 14:02
Hillarious power boozer for the city boys. Plasma screens showing the stock prices, Essex girl's pissed on shampoo and suited & booted floor traders throwing their gold cards behind the bar. Great venue for an anti-capatalist reunion!!
ganger - 21 May 2005 14:48
doesn't serve pints. rubbish.
tanderson7 - 31 Mar 2005 12:09
If you're on expenses then it's OK I guess, and not a bad place to nip into for a bit of surreptious watching of the cricket during office hours. It's expensive, the beer is all bottled, the mark-ups on the wine are almost hilarious (well, they are hilarious if the company is paying). It's undistinguished but inoffensive.
MrLash - 22 Dec 2004 16:11
Over priced and crowded.

The only reason why I wouldn't burn it down is that it supplies good wine to be drunk in the architecturally superior Exchange Square on summer evenings or lunches. It is a great place to drink as many city girls come to display themselves. The steps allow an advantageous view from above or below. GREAT.

However you can always pay 1/4 of the price and drink wine bought in an off-licence. Or mop up all the left-overs... Field day for tramps.

It makes for a good public toilet if you do not mind a queue.
Spel_Unca - 22 Dec 2004 15:58
Cramped and pricey - VERY cramped in poor weather on a Thursday - best avoided.
wpjh - 13 Oct 2004 16:46
The only reason to go here is when you fancy a couple of beers While you stand in the summer sunshine of Exchange Square. Takes ages to get served - the inside should only be used for going to the toilet.
Alex - 13 Aug 2004 08:58
Was there the other night. Still the City's leader in girl-on-girl. There's no real excuse for hanging out here unless you work for RBS or Herbert Smith.
Matt - 7 May 2004 14:34
Has somehow managed to create for itself an image as the classy choice in Exchange Square. But let's face it - there are no classy choices in exchange square. This is no better than Futures, and arguably has a worse situation (Futures is up high and has a terrace which kind of overlooks the square) but gets 2 bonus points for the girl/girl. 6/10.
Matt - 12 Jan 2004 12:40
This place is useless. Full of the wideboys I unfortunately have to work with, but also very narrow, cramped, overpriced, poorly staffed and lacking an atmosphere. I will definately steer clear of this place in the future
Tom - 18 Nov 2003 10:08
Well Girls, at the other end of this male view of this bar - is the female view. If you are looking for a poncy rich-boy/trader, this is the place to be. Most people are here on expense accounts and chilling out straight after work. I've always found it okay to meet friends and have a few drinks before you get the last train home. There are always girls who get out of control and snog each other by the end of the evening. Maybe a 6/10 - I'm not keen on girl-on-girl activity.
Carla - 31 Oct 2003 16:46
Not good - service is diabolical, go to the new All Bar One round the corner on Appold St if you're serious about actually getting served
dave - 3 Aug 2003 21:25
Blooming expensive; especially the pitifully small food - only go if the company is paying. Good views on a sunny day. 3/10.
Darren in the City - 16 Jul 2003 09:50

got anything to say about this pub?

Please read our reviews policy before posting.
Only registered users can post reviews. Please log in. If you don't have an account yet, register here.