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can be very hit & miss on the ale front - not that cheap and indifferent service too. Handy for the station though
Snarling_Mallard - 17 Aug 2018 16:24
Agree it's easily one of the better Spoons, good location, interesting decor and better/faster service than most Spoons. Closed for a refurb until December 2016
mike_s - 3 Oct 2016 17:35
Meet a few pals here for breakfast on a Sunday morning a few weeks back before heading to Wembley for a day of football.

Arrived at 10.30am and it was already doing a good trade, mainly in breakfasts.

I cannot remember how many or which ales were on as I went safe and had a Doombar with my full English.

Large open plan 'spoons the service was very good on this visit.

Nice enough and very handy for pre match drinks before Wembley.
lezford - 14 Jun 2016 11:03
A fine traditional building with a high ceiling, it's an impressive place with a good range of beers. Not too crowded on a Saturday evening, with just about right of buzz. Don't be put off by the bouncers at the door!
16jamesdoc - 21 Apr 2016 19:05
Popped in on Thursday night for a couple of pints of Hook Norton's Chinook Gold @ 4.7%.

Pretty busy and was filling up with groups enjoying the cheap 'Spoons food.

Fast service from the miserable looking bar maid but she didn't spoil my beer.

Decent pub, but it's a 'Spoons so you should know what to expect.
lezford - 18 Oct 2014 10:31
The building and history is most interesting however I think I was unlucky in the beer choice. I don't like the standard Wetherspoons listings and prefer the guests of which two weren't ready leaving a choice of three I believe. We had two which were not in the best of condition and were about to try a third when, I'm not exaggerating, a party of 75 to 100 people turned up and swamped the bar so we departed for the Euston Tap where the beer choice and quality was superb.
Steamer1 - 27 Sep 2014 18:01
Still one of the best Wetherspoons I know. It's a large branch right next to Baker Street tube station. Plenty of seating and generally busy. Ales yesterday were Holts Humdinger, Butcombe Yeti, Wadworth 6X, Titanic Iceberg, Sharps Doom Bar, Adnams Broadside, Marstons Pedigree & Greene King IPA & Abbot. Ciders were Westons Old Rosie, Mr Whiteheads Beetroot Cider, Sheppy's Farmhouse Cider, Sandford Orchards Rhubarbed, Waddlegoose Lane Spadger & DJ's Tempted? Summer Sweet Cider. Agree with the previous toilets comment. They were pleasant!
blue_scrumpy - 27 Jul 2014 20:20
Large weatherspoons that is surprisingly OK. Full of pre-drinking 20 somethings at the weekend pub perfectly fine place to come for a swift half. Given its central location, very few of the scumbags you oft find in 'spoons. Toilets immaculate.
QueensParker - 6 Oct 2013 04:04
My first visit to this ‘spoons was at 5.45pm on a Monday night, my 2nd visit was at 10.40pm the same night!

Apparently this is an old cinema, and internally the pub is stunning, externally it looks like a normal Wetherspoons with it’s neon lighting.

18 pumps dispensing around 10 real ales, annoyingly one ale was offered as being on but was in fact “coming soon”…it took the bar staff at least 30 minutes to display this sign after many requests fro this beer from punters!

The 3 different ales I had during my visits were all good.

Slightly more expensive than a ‘spoons should be but this is a tourist haven so I’m not surprised.

All the staff are a bit surly and English doesn’t appear to be most of their first language but that’s Central London for you.
lezford - 13 Aug 2013 13:46
Not great. Most of the bar staff look like they'd rather be somewhere else and not a particularly good choice of beers. If it's busy then it's not too bad but when it's quiet it's like being in an aircraft hanger (and a grubby one at that). No redeeming features other than the usual JDW selling point of cheap beer. Its location makes it an obvious location for a late drink, if you happen to be using Baker Street station, but it doesn’t have much else going for it.
Doob - 31 May 2013 12:51
I too thought it was an old cinema or theatre but with all the huge pillars around I thought it couldn't be. Asked the barkeep and he said it used to be The Metropolitan Railway's function rooms.
The staff were very efficient and didn't wait long to be served. The food I had (fish and chips) was excellent.
Not a lot of choice reagarding real ales, the usual Ruddles and Abbot and also Courage Best and Greene King IPA. Tried the Courage and IPA and both were good. Also had a pint of Guiness which was excellent.
The only drawback which is expected considering the area is the prices.
£3.25 for the ales and £7.99 for the food but it did come with a free Guiness.
zapsincl - 23 Mar 2013 18:44
Was there last Saturday evening about 4.30. Nice place some kind of theatre or cinemas perhaps before 'Spoons took over. Precisely what you would expect of that sort of pub. Several nice ales, usual collection of lagers. Food acceptable if not great, lots of space and although crowded not too bad. Staff capable if rushed. From overhead conflab some of the tables not cleared in a while but would definitely drop in again for a pint.
wanderjahre - 5 Mar 2013 10:42
Passed by last week and they had Deuchars (3.10), Adnams Explorer & Broadside and Courage alongside the usual stuff. There was a 40 min wait for food, so only enjoyed the beer there...
Hommel - 6 Jun 2012 14:25
Better than average Wetherspoon above Baker Street station. Had a nice pint of Great Newsome 'Sleck Dust'.
anonymous - 15 May 2012 21:53
You can always rely on the Metropolitan for a good selection of beers in a very convenient location. I haven't been in here for a few years. But I was glad we stopped by on Thursday evening. Beers on were Courage Best, Adnams Explorer, Greene King IPA & Abbot, Theakston Old Peculier, Box Steam Christmas Box, Hook Norton Twelve Days, Shepherd Neame Bishop's FInger, Wells Bombardier & Loddon Russet. 3 ciders were also available - Westons Marcle Hill & Old Rosie and Mr Whiteheads Strawberry Cider. The drinking environment is pleasant and the high ceilinged interior helps create a feeling of grandeur. Despite being extremely popular, there's generally seating to be had. Service is also good. One of the more reliable Wetherspoons.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Nov 2011 12:57
Busy, busy place. I've been coming here for 7 years and there has been consistent good, quick, service, even at lunch time and friday evenings.
One major issue recently - as with a lot of Wetherspoons - there is no possible excuse for serving chilled (ie fridge temp or below) red wine. No, not even if it's on tap. Why not give me warm gin while you're at it?
tabithakathleen - 16 Sep 2011 02:20
I use this pub at least once a month and no major complaints.

Food better than most Spoons and always a good choice of beer.

Last night, just one problem. Bought a pint of Pompey Royal poured by young enthusiastic bar manager. Best pint I've had in ages. Bought same pint when ordering food. Served by polite young eastern European girl. She couldn't pull a pint to save her life. Mentioned this to bar manager as I left. He assured me he's give her coaching, which I thought was really refreshing.

Will continue to use.
willesden_seadog - 22 Jun 2011 11:38
Big, busy pub at Baker Street station. Long bar so getting service wasn't too painful and there was a decent selection of ales on, both from larger breweries (I had Adnams' Broadside) and smaller offerings (Shag Weaver from a place in the Cotswolds, although there were several choices). Full of runners who'd done a 5k in Regent's Park, I imagine it's a good place to go pre- or post-football matches (although I suspect they don't allow colours).
DuchyBoy - 9 Jun 2011 09:38
This is a really lovely big pub, certainly better than your average Wetherspoons. Been here several times both for breakfast and Sunday lunch and I can't fault the food for value, also I've always found the staff pleasant and the service efficient. A good mix of people, as you would expect given it's location. I have no hesitation in recommending it.
irishmark - 2 May 2011 22:11
A handy 'Spoons next to Baker Street tube station with a good line up of ales.
alexw - 30 Nov 2010 00:37
Not bad as Wetherspoons go; quite a mixed clientele, perhaps a little more upmarket than your average Wetherspoons as it's a commuter pub. Usually has a decent range of beer on, and tend to find it better kept than at some wetherspoons as well. Rating is about right in my view.
mps77 - 12 Nov 2010 16:49
A bit wary after reading previous comments but ... had breakfast and evening meal here yesterday and have to say we couldn't fault the food, drinks, speed and friendliness of service. Exceptionally convenient for Marylebone station and Baker St tube. Recommended.
Kev_M - 27 Oct 2010 13:50
good pub
arty22 - 21 Jul 2010 17:19
Quite a good Wetherspoons right by the underground entrance on the main street. Large and spacious inside with a good choice of ales. No football on TV either ("World Cup Free" when I was there).
dpaajones - 30 Jun 2010 11:39
A Spoons. Ok but......
cheshirecat - 8 Jun 2010 21:09
Typical wetherspoons, you wouldnt actively choose to be here, you simply are because you have no choice.

A little tip to the barman who once served my unfortunate self. If i ask for a cold bottle, it's no good saying 'it is cold, it's been in the fridge', when the fridge isn't turned on.

Nice work, pal.


EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 25 May 2010 13:55
Large W/spoon pub with a good selection of ales - ignoring the GK section. 500 metre walk to Marylebone which suits me fine. Always worth a visit.
Booze_Allen - 11 Apr 2010 11:43
Certainly on of the better JD Wetherspoon pubs, seemed to have lots of friendly East European staff. They had the beer festival when I was there so a good choice, the beer was good and cheap for London. I liked the way they've fitted out the pub with the coats of arms around the ceiling. Bang next door to Baker Street, so very handy, can be shut down by the police when large numbers of footy fans are in the area, FA Cup final day being an example.
Abteilung - 10 Apr 2010 12:52
Visited before Saints magnificent win in the JPT final. A bit disappointed with the guest beers, the Brewsters disappeared quickly as did the Cotleigh Buzzard leaving only Skinners Figgy Brew apart from standard stuff. To be fair there were a million Saints fans in and not that many staff. Decent building and a typical Spoons set up.
GuideDogSaint - 29 Mar 2010 19:24
This is a vast upstairs Spoons bar that is an ideal meeting place as it is right next to the station, but I wouldn't stay all night.
Strongers - 19 Jan 2010 08:27
Fantastic venue for a pub to be set in - standard Wetherspoons fare, though the ales they had on were a little dissappointing - customer service from the staff however is atrocious. I asked for a Latte which was given to me cold, and then after a simple misunderstanding from the bar staff, I was reprimanded for their mistake in a very aggressive and rude way. OK for a quick pint but, especially next to a busy station, the staff should really learn some manners.
Archdoodler - 5 Jan 2010 00:58
A slightly better than average Wetherspoons. I usually tend to avoid them but this place is handy for the station. A bit more ornate than the standard Wetherspoon drinking barn with, I think, railway company coats of arms adorning the ceilings. The Thornbridge beer I had was drinkable but nothing special. There were 9 different beers on though, which is pretty rare for Central London.
anonymous - 17 Nov 2009 21:19
My view of Wetherspoons these days is of an overcrowded pub with no seats to be found and the clientele to be rather rowdish. However this may only be in my area and this pub does buck that trend. OK never been in on a Friday or Saturday night but it does seem you can get a drink and a seat within a few minutes here. Another plus is the beers are interesting and among the cheapest in W1, apart from Sam Smiths pubs. All in all not at all a bad place for a couple of beers. And its right next to the tube.


Oakman100 - 22 Sep 2009 18:42
went in late saturday afternoon was very very busy due to challenge cup final at wembley first pint was in glass pint 2nd was in plastic glass which did take the edge of the pint but a reasonable pint of abbot even the pub was packed got served very quickly went in a few days later around 6-30 found a seat which was not easy but got served straightaway and again was a reasonable pint of abbott i dont if i was lucky with the service but the bar staff seem to know what they are doing
forestwood - 6 Sep 2009 00:01
This pub stays open later than the nearby pubs. The idea of extended opening hours was to provide people with a more relaxed experience and end the sordid scenes of people guzzling booze at closing time, being evicted en massse, then throwing up and fighting. At 11:30pm when The Globe across the road is closed and this place is still busy it all seems quite relaxed.

Just wait until the bell rings. It is a cue not just to buy one for the road but for the staff to start getting rude and obnoxious. One minute you're a customer, next you are something very unpleasant and you are treated with the grossest discourtesy.

The aim is to clear the bar area and you are invited to finish your drink "downstairs" at the entrance, but the manner of the invitation is aggresive and insulting.

It doesn't matter if you are a regular customer. Doesn't matter if you have one swallow left before making your way home quietly with your book/newspaper/iphone ... you will be treated like scum. Don't bother trying to reason. The staff doing this couldn't give a damn, they want you OUT AT ONCE and that's all there is to it.

Definitely not a place to go if you like to be treated with respect. Of all the bars I have patronised this establishment takes the biscuit for the most gratuitous bad manners on the part of staff. Wetherspoon's management needs to send a mystery shopper here around closing time to feel the vibe. It may be "efficient" but offending customers so that they avoid the place is not effective or good business.
mrbadger - 25 Jun 2009 01:37
Okay as it is so easy for the Tube, cheap and good for finding seats on a Friday night..
anonymous - 27 Apr 2009 11:16
Small frontage but large and cavernous inside like most Wetherspoons. My experience is that they generally have a good selection of beers in this one and this was the case on my recent visit during the festival. I managed to find a couple that I'd not had before including the smoked beer. Plenty of tables so you can usually find somewhere to sit. Service OK but you do get the impression they don't really want to be there.
Millay - 25 Apr 2009 14:41
Had a couple of drinks here today and reportedly the Guiness in particular was very well kept. Quite prompt bar service although a bit reticent. Impressive interior with stately columns, heraldic / borough arms on the ceiling etc well maintained. Is rather grand and given its proportions and appearance one might think it would be better suited to use as a club or restaurant with dancing. This being based also on observing at least two pairs of fairly seriously contorted necking couples.
_grobag_ - 8 Apr 2009 01:58
I paid a visit to this establishment for a lunchtime drink with colleagues last Friday, and can safely say it will be my last. The beers on offer (in addition to the usual suspects) were something called Abstinence (3% - is this a joke?), something from the dreadful Brentwood Brewery and Irish Whiskey Ale. I plumped for a pint of the latter, which had that appley taste which suggests it wasn't ready to be served. My friend decided his best bet was a cup of coffee - which was quite good. The only attraction of Wetherspoons pubs is their prices, and the fact that occasionally you can get a decent beer. But the last few experiences I've had of this place lead me to conclude that for real ale drinkers, it's a complete waste of time. Coupled with the obnoxious attitude of several of the staff, and this becomes one to avoid.
holbornboy - 18 Feb 2009 12:22
I was in this establishment last Friday for a colleague's leaving drink and had a less than satisfactory experience. My companion and I started on Badger's Pickled Partridge which was good. After two pints the Pickled Partridge had run out so we switched to Exmoor Gold which was also good. Then this ran out, leaving only one guest ale on that neither of us wanted. The alternatives were the Wetherspoon standards: Green King IPA and Courage Best. At this point the clips were still showing on all the ales, including the Abbot Reserve. Having sampled the normally delicious Reserve two days previously and finding it tasting nothing like Reserve we had not bothered with it on this occasion, but I tried it anyway and it still didn't taste right. On an earlier visit to the bar I had seen one of the managers standing by the Reserve pump pouring samples into a half-pint glass and scrutinising them and had pointed out to him that it didn't taste anything remotely like Reserve. His response was to walk away from me without a word. Now I asked a barman why the clips weren't turned around on the unavailable beers and he agreed with me that they should be but management had instructed the staff to leave the clips as they are. What sort of stupid policy is this? Wetherspoons need to investigating the poor management of this pub.
holbornboy - 12 Jan 2009 10:15
Sunday staff had very poor attitude. Far more concerned with chatting amongst themeselves. Beer clips not turned round when the beers were off. Short pints indifferently topped up. Poor show all round for a beer festival.
southfields - 12 Nov 2008 16:45
Popped in last Sunday for lunch with a friend who had not been before. Real ale festival is a must for anyone that loves thier beer, great selection of ales from all over the world!!
Tucked in to a good plate full of roast beef with all the trimmings, very tasty.
Very good deals on food and drink offers, will be returning.
scott40 - 5 Nov 2008 13:21
Leaving the UK soon as contract finishes soon
These guys have a BEER FESTIVAL on at the moment with some amazing ales
Tried several real ales called Okells from Isle of Man, YO HO from japan, Titanic and Highgate
Will miss this place as staff are great, not all the time unfortunately, I suppose there only human
Beer always good and great location
brandneedsadrink - 3 Nov 2008 22:58
Very handy when waiting for a train, always fast service when I've been in and a decent selection of beers. One of the better 'spoons in my opinion. Nice decor as well.
egdug - 29 Sep 2008 16:26
Very disappointing visit to-day. Despite the temperature outside being in the 70'sF the pub had a major electrical malfunction. No air conditioning, reduced menu, i.e. nothing could be grilled, although they could turn out burgers and the toilets were not too good. To add to the heat the windows could not be opened Even so a very reasonable selection of real ales and the staff coping very well.

I trust that this is only a minor setback.
wyndham - 25 Jun 2008 22:29
Was in here last night before England V USA and it was quite busy with a good atmosphere (atmosphere is normally non-existant in a waterspoons). The Globe opposite was fairly quiet and lacking in atmosphere, which seems to be the norm recently. The Met is also a lot cheaper.
Kentbeerboys - 29 May 2008 10:48
huge selection of drinks, many many ciders, kept at just the right coolness, and ales stop on, lagers alright, but im biased, i dont like lagers. comfy place to have a nice chill, decent bar workers too.
hughbertesq - 8 Feb 2008 18:49
Called in to meet friends, We dont have places like this in the US
Asked for an English beer and got give 7 tasters of real ale by the landlord Colin (what a guy), taught me some history about the place
Finally chose a beer called Burton Bridge and had another few
Working on a short term contract on Baker street, So will use this place quite a lot

brandneedsadrink - 21 Jan 2008 21:03
Handy place on arriving in London for a Brekkie with beer. Food was a bit ropey though.
However; the really nice thing was how friendly the staff are in here compared to most Spoons, it made for an enjoyable experience and the beers were at a good temperature.
We will return, and yes, there were 2 Grand union beers on.
imdownthepub - 1 Jan 2008 09:27
Called in during the beer festival as did a bit of a Wetherspoon crawl in London that week
Excellent range of ales, possibly the best range out of all the spoons visited, 6 in total
Ones to recommend were Abbot Reserve and Old Tom
Also good to see some Twickenham Ales on which is rare in central London
Only negative was no Grand Union beers on
FATBOY69 - 18 Dec 2007 09:50
Great Grand Union beers on and Honey Porter a delight
Nice Decor with high crested ceilings, Service good
Worth a trip just for the Honey Porter alone
FATBOY69 - 22 Oct 2007 15:48
Functional Spoons in agood way - North West London needs all the real ale outlets it can get. Range was about right for the custome; Olde Trip was good.
mtaylor40 - 8 Sep 2007 12:40
functional pit stop. Serves it's purpose, I mean it's a Weatherspoons need one say anymore
theregent - 7 Sep 2007 17:25
Decent for a beer or two on the way home, beer well kept and fast service at the bar. Worth a look for the decor.
egdug - 6 Sep 2007 14:44
Better than average Wetherspoon. Staff good and the beer on form
anonymous - 28 Jul 2007 18:23
Large JDW, massive long bar, attentive staff and a good range of beers. On Friday they had a good many of the excellent Grand Union Brewery beers, they were worth the trip alone.
Typically large, atypically expensive for a Wetherspoons, even for London.
dyyony - 25 Jun 2007 12:40
Re: Sunday Chicken Roast at the Metropolitan

The Metropolitan is consistently good as to the quality of the beer and I find the staff attentive and helpful. The place is rather large and impersonal and it can be quite noisy when the mix of students and tourists press the noise level to the upper strata. But my wife and I have visited the place six times in the past two weeks and each was a pleasurable experience.

My wife, however, complained that on two successive Sundays when we arrived between four and five in the afternoon, that the Chicken Sunday Roast was no longer available. On inquiring, she found out from the manager that the Metropolitan receives a certain Chicken allocation every Sunday and obviously in the past two weeks that allocation was exceeded at 4:00. (The Sunday menu indicates the meals are available from Noon to 9:00 pm.)

The Manager was quite helpful but someone at the corporate level might look into adjusting the allocation levels. I think she will give up on the Sunday Roast.

Gordonferry - 7 May 2007 13:08
Just a bland brightly lit cavern. Nothong to recommend it.
anonymous - 5 Feb 2007 00:13
I always find that this, like certain other 'spoons in the centre of town, often smells of vomit.

Aside from that, no complaints.
Norealaleinorpington - 23 Nov 2006 13:28
Nice choice of beer on tap, and the usual Wetherspoon food choices but, after having visited several times in the last week I have a criticism. It has never been overly busy when i have been there yet the staff still seem unable to clear the tables of glasses and empty plates. And those tables that have been cleared could have done down with a wipe down. Now i accept a pub has glasses on the tables. But for a table to sit for an hour at a quiet time with glasses and dirty plates on it while 3 staff stand behind the bar with no great rush on is not acceptable and is very off putting. Lets down what could be a very good pub
Jacobite - 21 Nov 2006 19:40
Always has an excellent choice of real ale, and very handy for Baker Street underground. Note the wierd contrasts between the neon-lit entrance, the tables crammed into the pokey lobby and the cavernous main bar hall.
rpadam - 19 Nov 2006 16:21
I have only been in this pub a few times but don't really like the feel of it. The high ceilings and decor make it feel more like a town hall rather than a pub! It's certainly not cosy or remotely inviting. Bar staff pretty rude too.


Wineo - 16 Oct 2006 14:51
Had an absolutely dreadful experience once Xmas there, hence it has been in my all time top 10 worst pubs. It seemed full of 'south london gangsters' as I so elequantly put it that night, or 'vertical drinkers' It was just awful, so crowded it would have been surely a fire hazard, but then again, the more they cram in the more of the u know whats they make. I remember being so pissed off at the place we went to a pub across the road and met some very dodgy Russians...oh a night to remember...NOT !
kiwimaj - 26 Sep 2006 20:40
the one problem i found with the large room was the amount of pillers and the closeness of the tables. which ment you felt drunk without having a single drop. apart from that the place was very impressive
moomin86 - 22 Sep 2006 19:46
I use this bar reasonably frequently and the large ornate hall that makes up the main area is very attractive. It's the entrance that spoils it and the approach to the toilets. Good real ale selection and the food service for a place of this size is good.
wyndham - 22 Sep 2006 19:30
I do not normally like Wetherspoons , but this one was great for breakfast . Nothing like a full English with a pint .I would gladly return here , and i dont say that often about Wetherspoons .
jmcoo7 - 13 Sep 2006 14:38
as with the rest of wetherspoons pubs this example is typical with no-thanks rude east european bar staff and real ales of such poor quality you wouldnt even use to dress a salad,
moclips2002 - 7 Aug 2006 20:02
Good pub, cheap beer and the Curry Club is well worth it. Toilets are well kept without the smell of piss and shit.

After work it has a good atmosphere for the masses who work in the area but don't want to pay ridiculous prices over the road....and it's right next to the tube which is handy.
Hard_pork - 21 Apr 2006 12:22
Normally I don't like Weatherspoons pubs and what many of them have become and given the choice I'll usually avoid them, but hey, sometimes your stuck or it's somebody elses drink up and what right have you to refuse to turn up just cos they've chosen a Weatherspoons to go to? In that spirit I have to say that the Metropolitan which I've been to a few times is OK.

Even when busy the staff are efficient enough, the prices are good and the beer range fairly wide. It's a large and I've always found comfortable place. The clientele are OK and the toilets amazingly clean. If you end up here for whatever reason, you could do a lot worse.
BobV - 16 Apr 2006 21:18
looks like a giant hotel lobby inside, gets really busy, noisy and smoky in the evening but what keeps me coming back are the bar prices - very reasonable when compared to most of the other pubs in the vcinity which are an absurd rip-off. Good selection of beer too.
stevehands - 6 Mar 2006 02:35
poncy pub, rude bar staff and over ID you
Seantroll - 3 Mar 2006 16:10
Prime after-work location, friendly, good selection of well-kept beers, wetherspoons prives (cheap) No real complaints....its massive. Food is cheap, but its tastes it too.
bensonby - 11 Jan 2006 10:58
Very good for the meet - up we had in there yesterday (Saturday 10/12) - well priced beer, tidy atmosphere and polite staff made for an good day out
Alexh1982 - 11 Dec 2005 11:37
A younger audience than many Wetherspoon's, the beer festival held here in May was suprisingly good with an interesting selection. Otherwise its in an excellent location next to the station and theres plenty of room to sit. The beer always seems to have been kept reasonably well too.
kyle473 - 16 Jun 2005 21:12
Vast JD Wetherspoons beer hall, right next to Baker Street Station. Quite unusual architecture, upstairs and down. Excellent range of well-kept ales at ultra-low prices. Very popular with youngish, cheerful crowd - always full of huge groups of work colleagues. Takes forever to get served, and usually hard to find a table. I quite like this place, strangely.
foxski - 30 Apr 2005 18:44
This used to be the London Underground recruitment centre, quite awesome for some people who were desperate for a job. Now it is a pub and quite awesome for people who want a quiet pint and a chat. Beer quality and price 7/10 food quality is just 4/10.
billy124 - 1 Mar 2005 17:42
Well when I arrived there I wanted to flee. It was like a doctors waiting room and I did not feel ready for examination. But after you enter the main bar the interesting roof lighting and classy bar mellowed the mood. The Stella Artois was not great but I persevered.

Mostly a young crowd and the odd lone bloke with a medley of strange fish wandering in. This place will not set your soul on fire but the beer will smooth the edges and encourage you to leave fast for a hostelry with more life living in its veins.
Watcher - 12 Feb 2005 21:43
Very cheap Guinness and cleaner than some other Wetherspoons pubs I have visited. Decor amazing but too many mirrors in the loo, which means you can see yourself p*ss. Worrying...
anonymous - 7 Jan 2005 03:07
colin the guv is a legend - never fazed by a soul- great looking boozer, bad experiences buying non alcoholic drinks... called a time waster by staff - probably true but it was 10.30 am .....
Dominic - 26 Jun 2004 07:05
An enormous Wetherspoons pub above Baker Street station. Very good decor. I would imagine the ceiling took a bit longer to paint than "two coats, one afternoon." I've been there three times this year, in the evening, and always found a decent and reasonably priced bitter to drink. Friday nights tend to be a bit crowded, but I've never had to wait more than 5-minutes (if that) to be served.
Mike - 21 Jun 2004 22:56
This is one of the better Wetherspoons, over and above all the usual benefits - great decor/location, ever-changing wide selection of real ales, ridiculouly cheap prices on all drinks, neutral food (but who cares), etc.. VIP area? Never noticed it. I sit in the "No smoking" area with all the other famous singers!! Service is fine, you just need to speak up and affect an air of being desparately thirsty.
Just beware, Friday evening can be rather like travelling on the Metropolitan Line in the rush hour!
Simon - 22 Apr 2004 16:49
Nice decor and roomy, but particularly atrocious service - is rare to get served within five minutes even outside peak times.
grecian - 24 Dec 2003 11:28
fantastic bar. v.i.p area packed with film and pop stars plus the odd footballer.extremely pricey and bouncers are the toughest.
recommend the met bar to everyone.
giles - 1 Nov 2003 12:04
Anonymous - I think it's called the Metropolitan bar because it's right by Baker Street station - home of the worlds oldest underground railway, known now as the Metropolitan Line. Have you ever been to London?!
anonymous - 11 Sep 2003 12:38
I can't believe they would be cheap enough to cash in on the name of another bar. (The MET[ropolitan] Hotel Bar.) Appalling, even by Wetherspoon standards.
anonymous - 22 May 2003 14:18
Better than the usual Wetherspoon's crap. Friendly staff, good beers and decent (although slightly simple) pub grub.
Angus - 28 Mar 2003 10:52
it gets extremely smoky when it's busy
Pendar - 17 Jan 2003 14:28
Tardis-like Wetherspoons pub.
Phil - phil@trollied.com - 11 Nov 2002 12:11

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