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A little gem really. I was heading up Carnaby Street and thought I would take in a last drink before the tube. I saw this up a side street and went to investigate. Lively, 5 real ales and the London Pride was in superb condition.

A good place and I will be back.
Mappiman - 21 Nov 2014 18:12
A comfortable pub with an interesting layout and enough good beers to satisfy.
16jamesdoc - 2 Oct 2012 09:24
This is now a Nicholson's pub (there seems to be one on every corner in this part of town). Several real ales available - we tried Lotus IPA from Ilkley Brewery (pretty good) and finished with Thornbridge Jaipur (5.9%) - or did it finish us?!? There was obviously a backfitting structure to separate the two serving areas but this has gone and you can see through to the other part of the bar. Very mixed clientele as you might expect in Soho but it was all pleasant enough although we did have to wait a bit to be served (Saturday night and there appeared to be only 2 bar staff on duty).
mcroyal - 30 Oct 2011 14:02
I liked this pub. Light airy and neat. Especially fond of the two room layout with an open plan bar.

Plenty of real ale to go at. I had a nice enough pint. Didn't eat but the food looked fine and appetising.

I will return and give the food a go one slow afternoon.
willesden_seadog - 3 Jul 2011 15:05
Visited Sunday afternoon. Reasonably busy, but plenty of people drinking outside in the sunshine so had room to move around inside.
I do like the way this pub retains two separate rooms, although connected at the back.
Six real ales on and repectable pints of Tribute and RCH Pitchfork.
Gann - 26 May 2010 16:52
This pub is utter pish . It seems very unclean. it does do real ale wghich is a plus. the toliets are over flowing, the tables are piled up with dirty plates and empty glasses. This was at 2pm on a monday afternoon it took 40minutes to get a pudding after badgering the staff for it a very poor expensive pub
walker4812 - 6 Jan 2010 21:19
Visited here yesterday (Early Evening) as part of the Nicholson "Dick Whittington" Ale Trail. Fairly Busy as you would expect with office workers, nice pint of London Pride. Bar Staff were friendly Typical Nicolson Fare. Worth a visit, but watch the short measures!.
Bitter_Man - 1 Oct 2009 11:03
This pub is tucked away in a side street off the tourist trap that is Carnaby Street. They had a reasonably good ale selection on Ė Sharpís Doom Bar; St Austell IPA; London Pride; GKIPA; and TT Landlord. All at under £3 a pint, with the Pride at only £2.50, which is good going for central London. All the pumps sported a second clip with a few tasting notes, as well as the price and ABV. A M&B pub possibly? Seating consists almost entirely of high stools/tables combined with ledges round the side. The ledge at which I sat was one of the stickiest I had ever encountered - I suspect that it needs a good was wash, rather than a spray and quick wipe. The prices are good, and the ale selectionís not bad but (although recognising the merits of these considerations) otherwise itís not got much going for it.
RexRattus - 9 Aug 2009 21:57
Just off Carnaby St this is good pub that offers outside drinking as well as a reasonably welcoming interior. It does get crowded in the evenings but hey this is Soho and there are a lot of dumps nearby so give it a whirl.
murgatroyd - 21 Jun 2009 21:40
I think Nicholsons must be my favourite pub chain. Whenever I think "this is nice pub", it's nearly always a Nicholsons. Despite this one being reemed on a lunchtime the service is fast, friendly and fair. I've never had a bad pint in here.
Cox - 1 Apr 2009 11:52
background music was awful, but the thing that got me riled was the dodgy pints, it wasn't obvious from the taste or smell, but after the 2nd I was starting to get that noxious gassy bad breath syndrome.
trebus - 9 Dec 2008 00:34
Great sausages, great red wine. I'm happy.
inquintessence - 18 Oct 2008 00:03
After 3 hearty ciders, the route to the toilets can only be described as treacherous. 1 in 3 gradient, minimum traction and a padded wall to bang your head on the way down, and up. That said- cracking bangers upstairs and decent sausages.
PaulMeoff - 25 Sep 2008 14:48
Excellent food, with good service. With the greatest range of lagers,ciders and ales I've ever seen in one place, definately worth a try!
djmonteiro - 1 May 2008 01:01
this is a great little bar. its just had a renovation and a change of management and is now a completely different place. staff are always friendly and the atmosphere on a friday night is great. this is always a place we pop to for after work drinks. their choice of beers and ales are good too. its one of our favorites.
ShawnM - 1 Sep 2007 20:47
Average pub, but like most pubs in this area to smokey. Can't really say much more. It does a job.
mitomighty - 20 Sep 2006 17:10
Average pub, grand for a pint if you're passing but not a destination location.
Jesper - 14 Mar 2006 17:28
Not a Sam Smiths pub, I think it's part of the Nicholsons chain. I should know - I was in there on Saturday last

Quite a pleasant pub on the whole, but nothing exceptional that would make you rush back
JohnBonser - 7 Feb 2006 13:07
what a dive of a pub, been back a couple of times and now admit it wasnt a fluke. ran out out ale, lager was flat, bar girl was on planet z and some very obnoxious prats in the bar. never again
kiwiphil - 21 Sep 2005 18:09
During the week (esp. Thu & Fri) full to bursting point, best place is the cobbles outside. Can be a bit full of the Hoxton Tw*ts that have moved from Clerkenwell to Soho in the last few years. Weekend, dead. Has a decent selection of booze at the bar, plenty of room inside and out. Heaters outside for the winter and a room upstairs with leather sofas to hire.
jaybee - 21 Sep 2005 16:46
Went one Saturday night and couldn't wait to get out. Seemed to have no character at all.
Jack Knight - 23 Sep 2004 15:43
This pub is absolutely bizarre is a total example of not to judge a pub by it's cover. On first inspection, it looks and sounds like a typical South London English football pub, yet it isn't until you enter that you realise how wrong you were. Incredibly chilled, Becks on ice and a nice selection of cigarettes. What more could you want?
Guy - 25 May 2004 13:21
Archetypal Soho summer pub. On a hot evening there's no better place to drink than on those cobbles outside....
Terrence - 8 Apr 2004 10:19

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