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Went in yesterday prior to a visit to the nearby Wallace collection. Excellent range of meantime beers and a nice Kalternberg hells lager. Food looked spot on too. Will def go back. Much better than the dross pubs south of oxford street.
TommyRogers1979 - 11 Jan 2015 10:20
Normally, my camra book of pub walks does not let me down. Marylebone is my new station home. Pub 1 poisoned me. Pub 2 is a rib shack. This was pub 3. No longer a pub, an ex-pub.

Should I beg for my old job back?
Mappiman - 14 Aug 2014 20:57
Great little Pub tucked away from the horrors of Marleybone Rd with welcoming Barstaff, a couple of Real ales and one of the best Burgers I have eaten for years, well priced lunch menu, half the price of establishments in the area, will lunch there more often, great value
patorg1 - 3 Jun 2011 00:56
Rather plain small pub , average beer quality. About the only thing going for it was the cheerful barmaid.
Picasso09 - 11 Jul 2010 23:07
I visited last week with some friends. We had not been for a few years. Wendy Richard is long gone and it is correct that the beer quality is now very poor. Hopes are raised when you find Landlord and Pride next to each other on the bar, but they dont know how to keep good ale here anymore. Try the Thornbury Castle - we wished we had never left there.
1morefortheroad - 20 Jun 2010 22:46
After my previous error (see below), I thought it only fair to give the place a try. Smaller, cheaper and altogether more fun that its namesake nearby. Two real ales on, Pride and TT Landlord (which was fine on my visit). Plain interior and altogether nothing special, but you can certainly find worse in the area.
rpadam - 19 Dec 2009 11:25
Used to be a nice little pub (with Wendy Richards as a regular) but now has plain glass windows and blinds to make it resemble a continental style bar. With this look the beer quality has also nose dived - the Taylor's Landlord being undrinkable. Another place not to go to anymore.
Snarling_Mallard - 17 Nov 2009 21:08
Ignore last comment - refers to the wrong Beehive (I meant the one in nearby Crawford Street). Doh!
rpadam - 5 Oct 2009 20:02
Looks like a pub from the outside, but more like a French cafe inside (and certainly some of the tables were getting waiter service). Two handpumps, but only Rudgate Blonde was was available. And while this was a nice enough pint, £4.00 (yes, you read that right) must make it one of the most expensive 'pubs' in Britain.
rpadam - 4 Oct 2009 20:01
First time we went to this pub we found the barmaids friendly and it was quite pleasant. Second time my boyfriend brought our drinks to the table I was sitting at and then decided to go back because his guinness was half froth - to get it topped up. The manager rudely refused. We will not be going back there again!!
Chessy - 1 Oct 2009 16:35
Pride at £3.10 a pint is the going rate for the area I suppose. Rather a twee little pub in a quaint sort of way. The cafť impression was enhanced by the tomato ketchup, HP sauce and bottles of vinegar on all the tables. Just needed gingham tablecloths to complete the picture. Nothing really wrong with the place, itís just not my type of pub.
RexRattus - 8 Aug 2009 19:25
Looked reasonably traditional from the outside, but not really so on entering. Rather cafe style, with mauve/lilac walls and the lower panelled area painted white. Small single room with a corner bar, wood floor, tea light candles on the tables. Quiet 12ish but quickly filled up and the food appeared popular. Pride and Pedigree on handpump, the Pride was of mediocre quality.
Maldenman - 8 Aug 2009 11:34
Had a Pride here after visiting several hostelries in the area so my judgement may be impaired ;-)
Seemed ok but nothing special inside. Pleasant enough to sit outside away from the main roads.
sussexred - 30 Jun 2008 10:30
Good food, OK beer, bit cramped but then I usually went on a Friday lunchtime. Staff are very friendly but the decor's not to my liking personally. I wouldn't go there in the evening given some of the better pubs in the area but it's very pleasant for lunch.
The_Puzzler - 12 Apr 2007 12:01
i turned up at this pub on saturday lunchtime with about 40 sheffield wednesday mates, with only one member of staff (jamie) working. she done brilliantly, serving all of us in super quick time, five star service, and she is bloody gorgeous too.
swfc1991 - 11 Mar 2007 20:50
Now looks like a doctor's waiting room.
anonymous - 7 Mar 2007 14:02
Not a great pub. Wouldnt go back. The Bombardier was undrinkable.
jackvervacke - 6 Mar 2007 19:19
The Beehive - Basically a brilliant Pub to complement the changing area......Fantastic beer....Fantastic atmosphere...Fantastic food....and Katie has Fantastic breasts !!
anonymous - 1 Mar 2007 15:18
This goes out to the people who recently reviewed this pub. The new interior is very 'boutique' and a refreshing change to pubs and bars in the area. Yes, it's nice to keep original features, but this pub desperately needed a bit of colour injected into it!!! Now, itís a nice place to have a drink in and the customers have evolved from incredibly sad, miserable people to a vibrant collection of young and old. The food on offer is fab and they've added cocktails and an evening and Sunday foodie menu. This pub isn't trying to make a statement, it's just a cute pub that looks so much better!!!
anonymous - 28 Feb 2007 18:56
I'm afraid that I have to agree with the 2 previous posters - this pub is now definitely no longer the "relatively unspoilt community local" that I reported on below ( see posting of 21 August 2006 )

Such unnecessary wanton vandalism is very sad - we're not going in this pub again.
JohnBonser - 29 Jan 2007 12:28
Have to agree with the post below - what on earth have thay done to this place? The new interior is absolutely dreadful. This place used to have character which has now completely gone.

TheBeerMonkey - 22 Jan 2007 15:49
What the F*ck have they done to this pub,this used to be a lovely little place,and now they have ponced it up and taken away its character.Bloody makes my blood boil!
Although the staff wre very friendly (not their fault for this abomination)
Henners - 9 Nov 2006 11:28
Surprising to find such a splendid relatively unspoilt community local in an area like this. Very small, as others have said, but warm and welcoming with English management and staff. Only 2 real ales on, Youngs and London Pride, but both were in good condition and this is infinitely preferable to a pub that tries to have 6 or 7 real ales on, but hasn't the beer throughput to keep them in good condition.

Mr Anonymous from December 2003 might be interested to note that Wendy Richard - aka Pauline Fowler from Eastenders, who I have seen in this pub in the past - was spotted in another local pub nearby, so maybe she has changed allegiance. I suspect that the administrators of this site would prefer me not to name this other pub, so I won't
JohnBonser - 21 Aug 2006 13:55
Great pub! Quit and cozy with friendly locals and intelligent conversation found easily. Decent selection of beer and spirits. I look forward to visiting the pub on every occasion I get.
arkansasredneck - 20 May 2006 16:36
Small and dull, better off going round the corner to the Windsor Castle
vera_shaw - 22 Aug 2005 16:38
looks like the one on homer street to me so wont say too much about the place as maybe had too much drink!!...both good pubs but the homer street one probably the better although smaller
Nice enough little pub.
TheGP - 13 Sep 2004 11:18
Pokey but worth visitng for a swift one.
Jack Knight - 24 Aug 2004 12:40
pauline fowler from east wnders is a local in this place
anonymous - 9 Dec 2003 23:52
Hummm. Did you know that there are two pubs called the Beehive in the area?

The comments relate to one in Homer Street.

However, the picture is of the other one, in Crawford street.
Bollinger - 10 Sep 2003 18:49
nearly the smallest pub i have ever been to. had to leave when we got funny looks off the locals cos one my mates fell down the stairs on the way back from the gents. know what Rich means about the barmaid...
alex - 19 Aug 2003 11:08
A good selection of beers and a warm welcome...await you elsewhere. All the pump beer was off and we quickly bolted our pints of Trophy before we escaped from a cell the size of a gentleman's hat and the two predatory barmaid lifers.
Rich - 28 Jul 2003 20:57

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