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Northumberland Arms, Goodge Street

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This place is now called the Queen Charlotte and is part of the Draft House chain of pubs. It was my last stop in Central London before heading out of town to the Sambrook's Brewery Tap Room in Battersea (not listed on the site). The Queen Charlotte is a small corner pub with limited seating. There are 3 handpulls for cask ales and a larger selection of craft beers. Only 2 of the handpulls were clipped - Weird Beard Black Perle & Siren Yulu were the options. It's quite dark inside and it has a fairly trendy feel to it. A decent last pub of the evening in the centre.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Jan 2019 22:15
Dreadful place to rip off the large passing trade. Lovely hot day fancied a nice cold lager. Choice of Heineken, San Miguel, Fosters. Asked for Heineken - "we don't have it"... went for (at £4.10 a pint) the San Miguel. Dire, tasteless and not cold enough. Even if you fancy a swift lager this place won't do it for you.
Snarling_Mallard - 25 May 2012 16:34
Nice single bar place on Goodge St - probably the sort of place large breweries are itching to make over but it was crowded when I went in and they should just leave it alone as it's a nice friendly after work pub.
murgatroyd - 28 Jun 2009 20:05
Trundled into here, like hundreds must do, after a meal on Charlotte Street. Admittedly, I was a little ‘tired and emotional’ on arrival, but I found it to be warm, friendly and a little quirky.

The wooden partitions and fixtures lent the place a real cosy feel.

Two real ales on this visit: Deuchars and Landlord. Unfortunately, the IPA went off just as we arrived. However, I did manage to grab the last half and both beers seemed well kept and served at a decent temperature.

Friendly barmaid. Chatty locals.

P.S. They definitely serve Laphroaig in doubles, as I found out to my cost the following morning!


aleandhearty - 8 Jun 2009 22:52
Pokey little bar, and the sort of place that you would expect to have an upstairs room (except it doesn't). Leaving aside the 'size matters' issue, the beer was well kept and the place has a good, friendly atmosphere.
rpadam - 3 Jun 2008 23:43
Friendliest pub I've ever been to. After a week and a half of regular visits, I was invited to join the football team. If they're outside of their food service times, you're welcome to bring in your own food. Show your face just a few times, and you'll become family.
mattex - 18 Dec 2007 22:13
This is my favourite pub in London and I've been to a few. The staff are great - you can talk to them when you want and be on your own when you want. Not so great if you can't get a seat inside but the guiness is top notch and they do creme de menthe which for some reason I only want when I'm there. Great place if you have no hang ups
andy33brixton - 18 Jun 2007 14:27
Very good food (cooked, not reheated and real chips!), a good selection of well kept beers, real cider and fast friendly service. It is a bit small, but the atmosphere is friendly. A rarity in this part of London
anonymous - 27 Jan 2007 15:34
The beer was off
fatshirt - 7 Nov 2005 10:41
Pub with a Local feel in the heart of town, hard to find. Good selection of cask ales four in all and in good condition. Old world decorations like pews make this a small but cosy pub. Liked it
spurs - 16 Aug 2005 12:39
Slightly cramped single room Nicholson's pub with one end partially partitioned. The wooden bar is nicely carved, and there are four cask ales on offer (Pride, Bombardier, Greene King IPA & Duechars IPA) which are kept in just about acceptable condition. Nothing much to commend this place.
SilkTork - 15 Aug 2005 21:01
Very friendly and helpful staff, and you can sit outside if you get there early enough. A pleasant pub indeed.
Pippa - 28 Jul 2004 14:35
Although small, this pub has a nice atmosphere and a friendly landlord. It serves one of the best-kept pints of London Pride in London.
Gordon - 16 Feb 2004 13:56
Fairly small pub with tall tables and stools for that leg swinging feeling. Opposite a cheap and cheerful pizzeria (£3.50), the landlord of the Northumberland was pleased (sort of) to top up my cola bottle with vodka so I could run across the road to drink alcohol with my circular cheese on toast.

If that doesn't qualify me for pikey status, I don't know what will.
Ruby - ruby@beerintheevening.com - 6 Aug 2003 14:51

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