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user reviews of the Tyburn, Marble Arch

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For centuries criminals condemned to be executed at Tyburn were allowed a last drink at an ale house on their way to the gallows.
The phrase " on the wagon " is thought to date from this time
Tuna - 25 Feb 2017 14:20
Popped in after a trip to Wembley as the Metropolitan Bar next to Baker Street tube station had been closed by the police. Unfortunately there appeared to be only one draught beer on tap and prices started at £4.20 upwards. On the basis a pint of Shipyard American Pale Ale had cost me £2.49 earlier in the week in my local Wetherspoons I decided there were better places to spend my money.
blackheatheagle - 25 Apr 2016 19:03
Very poor selection of guest beers on ranging from 4.8 to 6%. Bought a half pint, then bought a meal which had a 'compulsory' pint with it which I didn't really want at lunchtime especially given the strengths. The whole experience left me feeling more p***ed off rather than at satisfied customer.
Steamer1 - 11 Jan 2015 22:44
After the Moon Under Water, Lord Moon of the Mall, Wetherspoons Victoria Station and the Wishing Well, we arrived still looking for the 1 cider in the 'spoons cider festival I hadn't yet tried. Despite a good selection in here, I was still lacking. The Tyburn is a busy pub at the end of Oxford Street. So it attracts a good mix of customers. Ales were Burton Bridge Battle Brew, Sharps Doom Bar, Thornbridge Jaipur, Portobello VPA & Market Porter & Greene King IPA & Abbot. Ciders were Shepton Mallet Somerset Tree Shaker, Gwynt y Ddraig Welsh Gold, Waddlesgoose Lane Woodsprite & Spadger, Bottle Kicking Cider Company Cross Farm Perry, Cornish Orchards Farmhouse Cider, Thatchers Perry, Hogans Panking Pole, Sandfords Orchards Pear Shaped, Gwynt y Ddraig Farmhouse Pyder & DJ's Tempted? Summer Sweet Cider. Worth dropping in for one.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Jul 2014 20:16
Large corner ‘spoons at the start of Edgware Road just on the junction with Marble Arch.

Usual ‘spoons with a slightly mixed crowd due to shoppers & day trippers.

7 ales on tap, one being an American IPA that obviously did well in the last beer festival that they have kept in on.

Been in worse ‘spoons than this though the bar man that threw the phone across the bar as he was unhappy should be dealt with!

lezford - 9 Jul 2013 16:26
First visit since February. Nothing much has changed especially, and annoyingly, the amount of beers still "coming soon". As I was in on 23rd December I wonder when "soon" is.

What was particularly disappointing was the was the Duty Manager ejected a young lady who had clearly had one too many. Mr Whateveryourname is - treat people with respect and you will be treated likewise.

And the loos are looking a bit tired also.
twineyboy - 26 Dec 2010 21:58
Not the greatest experience: most of the more interesting, harder to find real ales sported the anti-climactic "Coming soon" sign on their pump clips, whilst the two I did sample were served at near Arctic temperatures, which seems to be a policy at most Wetherspoons I visit. This admittedly was noted by a sympathetic barmaid, though of the other staff - disinterested and gum chewing was the order of the day.

The pub atmosphere itself wasn't that unacceptable, but this won't be one I'll return to in a hurry.
Dartitis - 14 Sep 2010 12:58
dirtypj

You talk absolute rot.

This is one of the finest Wetherspoons available to humanity.

You want nachos to be "way cheaper" than a wetherspoons?????? .. are you a homeless??

The Stella in this Wetherspoons is outstanding sir.
Pat_Bateman - 29 Jul 2010 13:40
This is just about the worst Wetherspoons I have been in. The choice of ale was terrible - just the awful Abbot and less than average Marston's Old Empire IPA available on hand pump during this, my first, visit.

The nachos that I ordered at the same time took more than half an hour to arrive at our table - despite it not being a cooked meal. It would have been quicker, not to mention way cheaper (and tastier) if I had gone round to Sainsburys and bought the ingredients myself.

I shall not be returning to this particular Wetherspoons in a hurry.
dirtypj - 29 Jul 2010 12:26
was in during festivals, great atmosphere good service. not bad for a wetherspoons
arty22 - 18 Jul 2010 00:13
Tacky pub with very poor service. I waited 10 minutes at the bar and it wasn't that busy. There seemed to be a manager behind the bar who thought his job consisted of standing and watching.
kimothy40 - 8 Jul 2010 14:26
Modern decorated Wetherspoons with a very limited beer range - Abbot Ale, Ruddles Best, Burton Bridge Bridge Bitter and Daleside Lubrication. As stated below, many beers are 'coming soon'. Two ciders were available from the fridge - Organic Vintage & Old Rosie. The open plan interior was nothing special. A few TVs were showing World Cup football. Outdoor tables overlook Edgware Road, which was unusually quiet due to an incident involving a bus at Marble Arch. Well located but disappointing.
blue_scrumpy - 19 Jun 2010 14:34
Wetherspoons in general is cheap, tacky and full of tramps and losers.

BUT, asides from The nearby Carpenter's Arms, this is the finest pint of Stella I've been served in a long long time.

I'd also like to defend / congratulate Wetherspoons, as they have a much much larger range of Ciders, than 95% of other UK pubs.

I've had so many trips to lovely Kent and Sussex country pubs ruined, by the fact that they only offer Wrongbow.
Pat_Bateman - 29 Apr 2010 13:30
Not so typical Spoons because of the stainless steel and pine fittings but usual ale and fayre otherwise.

I have to say this pub annoys me as they always have a couple of really interesting beers "coming soon" although the two I did enjoy were excellent.

To cap it all this pub provides evening entertainment. Yes - three small mice spent most of the time I was there eating crumbs off the floor and licking out a discarded butter carton. I did highlight this to one of the bar staff who said "they come in from the outside". I suppose a number of other spoons are criticised for the vermin that frequent them. The Tyburn seems to take this literally.
twineyboy - 18 Feb 2010 13:08
No Pimms on a blazing hot June afternoon when you big yourself up on how much of it you sell - unforgivable. The barman could not have cared less and the tables were left uncleared. Whatever you think of JDWs they're generally clean and tidy and do what they say on the tin. Not this one though, Definately one to avoid.
realalesnob - 16 Jun 2009 13:26
Was surprised to see a Ventnor Brewery beer as it has gone bust, unfortunately it had just gone before I could try it. Had the JW Lees Hopping Mad instead which was probably left over from the festival. Typical Spoons with a limited beer choice, staff tried to deliver other people's food to us a couple of times. Noticed some complaints from others.
GuideDogSaint - 25 May 2009 11:27
Not one of the better Wetherspoons but they had a few beers on and I found one festival beer that I hadn't yet tried. It would have been better had the staff not insisted on pouring the ale like a lager, there must have been a good third of a pint that ended up in the drip tray. Festival ales 2.19. The bar itself is small by Wetherspoons standards and a bit of a goldfish bowl due to the wrap around windows, but it does mean it is good for people watrching on the busy streets outside. A small plasma, with an intermittent signal, was showing BBC Sport.
Millay - 25 Apr 2009 16:54
Forgot to say, the place is always very full, though cheap drink and on a main shopping street....not a surprise.
Tubeboy - 10 Dec 2008 10:21
Have been here about four times, on three visits the fire alarms went off.

Typical spoons, cheap food and drink. I agree with the poster about the toilets, you need a compass and map to find them if your new to the place or pissed.
Tubeboy - 10 Dec 2008 10:19
My husband and I found this pub on the way back to our hotel, the Churchill. We found it to be clean, decent, reasonably priced (relative to the area's costs and given the conversion rate at the time) and a lot of fun. We enjoyed it so much that we went 3 nights in a row on our 5 day trip. Now, I would not venture too far from the burger on the menu (the thai noodle salad did not resemble anything Thai as much as a salad) but the burgers, chips and Guiness and Pimm's were great.
angieh - 25 May 2008 21:33
Visited this pub for the 2nd time in 3 years. Nothing very startling, more like a cafe/bar than a JDW pub. As a previous poster said it has more the looks of a Lloyds No 1, although it is not big enough. Most of the punters were conducting business and therefore drinking tea/coffee/water.

Real ale selection was poor, so just had the one pint of Hampshire Rose.

The gent's toilet is rather interesting. It is down flights of narrow stairs and you are faced with a very large circular bowl as soon as you enter. I imagine the inebriated would take it for a communal toilet: actually it is the washing facilities, there being no individual washbasins.

Obviously cheaper than other local pubs, but not really worth visiting.
wyndham - 22 May 2008 21:31
A standard, London Wetherspoons. It's like the McDonalds of the pub world - consistent, reliable and cheap. Plenty of real ales available, and usually well kept. Standard food. I've been in some much better 'spoons pubs elsewhere in the UK.
In this area you can do better & you can do (much) worse. So if you don't know where else to go, you can always rely on Wetherspoons :o)
Man_in_a_hotel - 16 Jan 2008 12:35
why would anyone even want to enter this place?
vera_shaw - 5 Sep 2007 11:15
for a Wetherspoon's this is surprisingly good, very handy for the cinema. Handy meeting point, good selection of bottled beers and half decent wine list, the only trouble is this place can get rammed, so dont hold your breath waiting for a table
theregent - 3 Sep 2007 21:45
I'm surprised that this is not branded as a Lloyds No.1 bar rather than as a Wetherspoons, particularly as they only seem to have a passing interest in real ale. Otherwise, quite small but reasonably inoffensive...
rpadam - 26 Jul 2007 22:19
Modern bar-style Wetherspoons. The beer tasted better than I normally expect from 'spoons so that's a plus. Probably not quite as cavernous as most Wetherspoons places but it's still fairly spacious.
Muzthing - 5 Jul 2007 10:21
Typical Central London Wetherspoons, usual good prices and an average/good range of well-kept beer. Decor is clean, and more 'bar style'. No complaints, nothing special, nothing wrong with it. (due to its location it does get rather busy)
bensonby - 29 May 2007 01:31
This is a nice spacious, airy bar and I never have problems getting served. I've always found the staff friendly and polite. Food is cheap and cheerful as you come to expect with this chain.
w2man - 19 Aug 2006 21:58
Quite like this place. Decor is more like that found in Lloyds No.1 (i.e more bar than pub). Good service (Monday lunchtime) even though busy.
Not as many guest beers on as as normally get in Wetherspoons, however it was a very good pint of London Pride. Food was up to Wetherspoons good standards at low prices. The only disappointment on the food was that the Beer & Burger offer didn't start until 2pm.
bluepastures - 11 Aug 2006 12:29
Myself and 2 friends went here on Monday for breakfast. Do yourself a favour, don't make the same mistake! Quite possibly the most disgusting food I've ever seen/pushed around a plate!
Usual varied selection of beers though.

BEEFY71 - 16 May 2006 14:05
yet again not enough staff for what is a busy wethersoons on a busy corner, avoid this place if you are in london next weekend for live8, doesnt look as if they have the wisdom to deploy extra staff to cope with the influx of 150,000 people in the area,they even have the cheeek to advertise other pubs prices on a notice board near the door,i had previously been in one of the aforementioned pubs the duke of wellington and even though it was 20p extra for a pint i was served quickly and efficiently by friendly barstaff
LIKEADRINKINTHEEVENING - 28 Jun 2005 00:20
dont ever pop in here for a quick pint,went in on the afternoon after a walk in the park and was on the verge of leaving before getting served,went back on the evening and still the same lack of bar staff,good selection of beers on view both bottled and on tap but a shame you cant get stuck into them
LIKEADRINKINTHEEVENING - 14 Jun 2005 22:45
Decor completely different from your average Wetherspoon, so worth it if you're fed up of the average Wetherspoon decor. Has the usual Wetherspoon deals, and is a few stumbles from the cinema, which is handy.
Ruby - 19 Apr 2005 15:30
We called this 'the plastic pub.' Very modern, I guess you can say, so it detracts from the atmosphere if you're a traditionalist pub goers. Wetherspoons does a good job, though, no matter what. Plenty of pulls, very few punters (when we went) and a pretty good location in London.
mrdruse - 29 Mar 2005 00:19
Pretty good Wetherspoon pub where you actually stand a chance of getting a seat!
Ollie - 30 Aug 2004 15:12
Standard Wetherspoon fare next to cinema. This one has odd exterior that one has to look to establist the name of the place. Inside it is darker and barer than normal with an odd bench in the smoke free bit which is at an uncomfortable hight when compared with the accompanying tables
lout_from_the_lane - 20 Apr 2004 13:58

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