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leadenhall mkt is my favorite building in london,dont care what the beer is like i just like to look out the window.
becks007 - 17 Dec 2012 06:53
Cellar bar for private functions is very good. Prefer to have ales other than Greene King though
ArhurPint - 6 Dec 2012 14:23
Come in here regularly for after - work drinks, more for convenience than anything else. Having said that, it's pleasant to spill out into the market during clement weather. Being a Greene King pub, its beers feature prominently but would like to see a more imaginative guest line - up. Aspall cider on draught. Screens to watch sport.
00Fleming - 27 May 2012 14:29
Came here early on a Friday evening. Greene King pub with IPA etc on, but I went for the guest ale of Harvest Pale from Castle Rock. Not too bad. The pub itself is on the corner of Leadenhall Market so benefits from a roof outside. It was getting pretty busy by the time I left at 6ish. Seems like an alright sort of place, probably quite good in a big group. Having said that, could be an interesting place to take a visitor to London on account of the Market building itself, which is fantastic.
Goldings - 3 Oct 2011 13:42
Popped in here as part of a crawl, extremley busy pub, service was okay, had a good pint of Morland Original. Will probably visit again.
lezford - 12 Sep 2011 20:41
a very popular pub in the evening, so be aware that service may be slow to cope with the numbers. On quieter days it can be a great place to go. Could do with a bigger selection of ales, but seems to cater for most types. Try the downstairs bar to get away from the suits.
referee - 23 Jun 2011 12:55
The location makes it for me - interested in architecture and film locations etc - Leadenhall Market is where a scene with Heath Ledger was filmed in his final film "Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus" - so it was interesting to stand their drinking outside the pub and thinking of that great scene only yards away.......served quickly - as others have said most people stand outside so quick enough to get to the bar - on a weekday anyway. Nice.
adamwalsh - 23 Apr 2010 08:01
One of our number decided that we would make a change from the Lamb Tavern and try the New Moon last night for a session.
Itís an OK pub but I think weíll be back at the Lamb next time. Itís a standard Greene King pub with IPA, Abbot, Old Speckled Hen and Moorland Original. The Moorland was off on our arrival but to their credit it was back on in time for our second round, which was lucky because the IPA wasnít all that good.
Fortunately it was the closest thing to a barmy summers evening so far this year last night and most people were outside in the market area and the pub itself was almost empty. So no problems getting up the bar to be served and then being spotted but the bar staff.
So in conclusion, great location, but not that great a pub and there are better in the area, including the other one in Leadenhall Market itself.

Gann - 29 May 2009 15:43
Sometimes there's a good range of beers (had Smiles Exhibition before now) and the location is hard to beat. However...

Apart from the previously stated issues regarding service (or the lack thereof) there's also a problem with crime. In the evenings it's a notorious bag-snatchers haunt (in common with the nearby Crosse Keys and Counting House) and last time I went there my credit card got scammed. I haven't been back.

2/10, but could be a 7 if properly run.
mike_painter - 12 Mar 2009 09:24
This pub is great if you like drinking your beer standing in a busy corridor whilst all around you jostle for extra space. I was lucky as it just so happened that my round never fell in this pub, but my friends had to wait some time at the bar and then it was a nightmare trying get the beers back past the self absorbed clientele. Being a Greene King pub it wasnít surprising to see IPA, Abbot, Old Speckled Hen and Moorland Original on offer alongside some standard lagers.

There is a small plasma screen on each of the side walls and the Darts Premier League was being shown on Sky Sports whilst I was there. There is no smoking outside as it is in Leadenhall Market, not that anyone paid any attention to the ban.

I wasnít very impressed with this pub and doubt that Iíll return.
Strongers - 16 Feb 2009 15:04
Concur with earlier comment that getting served here continues to be a mystery. What appears to be adequate numbers of staff seem to melt into the background in a sea of disinterest. Sometimes it seems that whole lunchtimes are wasted. Other pubs in the local area with far fewer members of staff seem to be able to serve twice as many, but that's why they have 'regulars'. The Moon is very much a maybe-let's-go-somewhere-else-for-a-change sort of pub, where you then think of why you didn't just stick to what you know.
alan_latchley - 10 Feb 2009 09:52
Not too bad, but very little in the way of seating and it's a Greene King house (enough said for some).
rpadam - 8 Dec 2008 22:53
I had a few beers there last night. The speckeled hen and the greenking IPA were very nice. Nice pub, friendly staff, great location. I will visit again.
aws - 5 Jul 2007 08:17
This evening whilst waiting to be served, I witnessed someboday order a pint of Speckled Hen. The bar maid walked to the pump, picked up the drip tray, emptied it into thr glass (approx 1/2 pint) before topping it up from the pump. I queried this with one of her colleagues who said it was normal practice with bitters but not other beers.
I later spoke to the bar manager who said that he did not condone such practice.
I leave it to you to decide whether you wish to drink at this establishment - I certainly will not!!!!

frankie112 - 21 Jun 2007 00:15
Nice little summer pub to watch the skirt go by. Nigh on impossible to get served at lunchtimes in the summer, so get yourself round to the Swan.
dsw - 13 Mar 2007 16:31
A big place with pleasant staff and the pints ok too.
(the spoons across the road is cheaper though!)
DirtyPanda - 12 Feb 2007 17:29
Not bad - and because it's in Leadenhall Market offers outdoor drinking even in bad weather. Trouble is there are better pubs in the market - the Lamb and particularly the Swan.

The previous reviewer who nominated the Jamaica as a superior alternative clearly hasn't been there recently
murgatroyd - 11 Feb 2007 19:31
Great pub if youíre into meeting men in suits. Yep this pub has it all - 900 men in varying shades of black and grey, bad ties and shirts stapled into their trousers by a belt sitting on a 90 degree angle due to their expanding waste lines.... the talk is all the same, has been financial boys claiming they made money in the 90's... these blokes are the rejects from the real city trader pubs... think I prefer to listen to my Dad tell me how hard it was in the 80ís when interest rates were 19% then go in here and here diatribes from post-40 balding men who are their second divorce... oh did I mention they server beer here as well ? the place sticks like piss and they serves plates of chips for a fiver that a rodent wouldn't eat... give it a miss... better places town.. hint: try the Jamaican Inn.
whiteboytrash - 16 Aug 2006 01:05
Cracking little pub, toilets do stink of p!ss though.
This pub seams to be held together buy 1 ladd, Neal Ladd. He has a great relationship with the customers and staff alike. good beer, good food, worth a go. Dont forget your suit though.
anonymous - 3 Aug 2006 16:06
An excellent pub in the heart of london. Staff are really efficient and friendly. The pub has a really good atmosphere and high television screens showing the football are a real plus. The assistant manager in particular is a really nice bloke who seems to have a good raport with all the customers. Its recently undergone a refurbishment to its downstairs bar which i look forward to seeing.
lwesty - 4 Nov 2005 15:27
a personal favourite, so I'm biased, however an unpretentious City hostelry, nestling neatly on the corner of Leadenhall Market.

Always popular at lunchtimes where folk spill outside, especially in the summer.

Toilets stink of p!ss and have done forever.
evers - 29 Aug 2005 17:19
Barmaid (dark hair and pigtail) made me feel like I was doing her a favour by ordering a drink. She finally came over to me, demanded my money as soon as I had ordered and then checked my £10 note so ostenatiously that I wish I hadn't bothered ordering. Really put me off going there again.
anonymous - 11 Aug 2005 01:13
Tried this pub a few times & the staff are excellent. Not as frumpy as some other pubs in the area. Nice thing is it has good screens for footie and is open in the evenings, which is a bonus for this area.
Theladdict - 12 Mar 2005 20:38
It's.. OK.. I was slightly underwhelmed. The beer (London Pride and Greene King IPA) is fine, the staff are fine, the other punters are fine (as long as you don't object to men in suits). It has got one of the classy EA Golf machines (rather than the Golden Tee rubbish), and plasma screens up at either end for the footie/cricket. There are local boozers with masses more personality and/or class (try the Lamb in the market or the Swan off Gracechurch St).. the New Moon rather pales in comparison.
MrLash - 4 Feb 2005 16:28
A pleasant City pub. Quality pizzas in the basement. Flowers IPA on handpump. Real beer available on both floors. Handy for Leadenhall Market. Worth a visit when in the area.
Lee - 4 Nov 2003 17:24

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