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Popped in a crawl of this area. Good pub with several real ales - give it a try
Iceni_Explorer - 28 Jan 2017 19:41
Dropped in on a busy Friday night. Lively outside but seats free inside. Surprisingly excellent and well kept pints of Dark Star American Pale Ale. Seems to be one of the best bets in this area - will return soon to see if this was a lucky fluke.
alebarry - 11 Sep 2013 14:36
Had a crawl around a few pubs in the area yesterday 22/12/2010 and this was the best pub of the afternoon. We felt very welcome, pub was warm with a good atmosphere. It was very busy but got served quickly by lovely bar maid, (She did a very good xmas tree on the top of my Guinness) stayed for more than the one pint we were going to have. While you're in Rathbone St try the Newman Arms 100 yards down the road... we also had an extra pint in there too.
freezergeezer - 23 Dec 2010 12:33
Lots of lovely beer! Fast service! Recommended! =)
L78 - 5 Nov 2010 17:20
Well done to the Tenants. Lovely IPA . Small and comfortable.
dorsetknob - 18 Jul 2010 13:19
Single roomed (L shaped room though pub at the top end of Rathbone St. The hour I spent in here was very comfortable and I could imagine it being very cosy in the winter time. I'd return here without question - better than many of the other pubs in the area.
murgatroyd - 28 Jun 2009 19:40
This is a small one-room pub with a comfortable feel about it. The only problem was that the tables on the right as you walk in were reserved for a private party, and the only other two tables were occupied - so nowhere comfortable to sit, and thus ended up perched on a stool. This was one of those things of course, and would certainly not put me off returning. The real ales they had on were Old Speckled Hen; GKIPA; Abbot Ale; and Flanker’s Tackle. So, a Greene King pub then. The service was friendly and beer OK (OSH at £3 a pint) so no complaints from me. No food at lunchtime, but I would be happy to pop in again for a pint.
RexRattus - 7 Apr 2009 13:47
Smallish traditional pub in that rather typically generic Central London style

I did notice a rather attractive Hoopers Brighton mirror - apart from that the interior is unremarkable, but comfortable and pleasant enough

I was virtually the other customer in several weeks ago on a Saturday lunchtime visit.

It's a Greedy King pub which will put quite a lot of people off, but my IPA was on reasonable form.

Not worth going out of your way to visit


JohnBonser - 12 Feb 2009 13:04
Great, old fashioned sort of pub. One of the best in the area. Occasionally you have to put up with the fools (aka Media types) that find their way in. Fortunately they never stay long...
PMG - 16 Dec 2008 11:51
This place has a very deep bar for such a small pub. The barmaid that served me was very friendly and my pint of Abbott did the job.

I liked it in here, but anymore than 30 people and I think that it would get very uncomfortable.
Strongers - 3 Nov 2008 14:50
A nice looking corner pub that I found a bit disappointing once inside. There is surprisingly little space, although to be honest there weren’t many customers, and it lacked atmosphere. Standard GK beers served with a smile. Nicely decorated and one wall holds a large mirror advertising Hoopers Brighton Seltzer and Mineral Water.
Millay - 21 Mar 2008 13:57
Tucked away little gem between Goodge street and rathbone place. Dont go on its outside looks.
Very much a locals pub but the ale is good and the bar staff very friendly.
CambridgeBlue - 12 Nov 2007 11:10
A pub with a proud history, as the centre of the Beat scene in the late 50s and early 60s. Many writers and musicians used to drink here in its heyday - including the young Rod Stewart.
leprechaun - 5 Jan 2007 23:39
SERVES OLD SPECKLED HEN FROM A KEG - 0/10
anonymous - 30 Jun 2006 12:30
A really improved pub. 4 ales inc 1 guest on my last visit, White Star Titanic - recommended. Black County Pork Scratchings always a sign of the Landlord/Lady knowing their stuff. Fitzrovia`s rising star, keep under your hat.
anonymous - 3 Apr 2006 14:10
never been in this pub but will soon
If im right, The new managers you have their (Ken and Debbie) are the best in the business.
they used to run the Prince William Henry in blackfriars road (youngs pub) and it was by far the best in the area.
Since they left its not the same.
Sounds like a great pub from the previous reviews.
All I have to do now is find it.......

anonymous - 15 Mar 2006 18:57
Excellent and reasonably priced GK IPA ensures that this pub is a pleasant stop off in an area surprisingly well catered for in decent and attractive pubs. Can get busy and smokey (roll on next year !!), and stay long enough and a table will be yours. Staff assured and prompt.
darloexile - 1 Mar 2006 14:26
Nice traditional boozer. Busy on a Thursday night when we visited - no chance of a seat. Quite smokey but great bar staff (fast service, friendly and cute!) and well kept Old Speckled Hen. Recommended if you are in the area.
wgtnmike - 15 Nov 2005 09:17
Cosy little pub tucked away in the corner of Rathbone Street, away from the noisy Cambridge/One Tun stretch on Goodge Street. Can get crowded on a Friday evening if there's entertainment on - one night I saw two guys in the corner with a keyboard, trumpet and microphone merrily churning out hits of the 70s. Brilliant. Friendly atmosphere, usually has a good guest ale as well as the usual GK IPA.
katstevens - 26 Aug 2005 15:42
since being under new manangers the outside has been painted black and looks much better. they do not sell food but they hope to soon and they have just released plans to have more chairs and tables outside. you will always get served! lovely bar staff no male all female and there is always a manager around. i have spoken with them and the new customers love them. there is never anyone who doesnt know them. they serve coffee and things like that. thats how you run a pub!
anonymous - 8 Aug 2005 16:59
This is a charming haunt, with helpful bar staff and seats outside. The wine list is short, but good and very reasonably priced. I like this pub a lot!
Pippa - 4 Aug 2004 11:41
Friendly local style pub, smaller but can always get served, is not mobbed by media ra's like many of the other pubs in the area. They encourage you to take your own food a lot of people seem to have a pizza in there on quiz night.
alice - 27 Apr 2004 12:27
Picked up since it's been under new management. Good atmosphere if a little small. Beer is always excellent now as the liberally advertised Cask Marque symbols indicate. Worth a try again.
Zulq - 25 Apr 2004 11:55
Good on a summer's day if the FItz is mobbed and you can't get served anywhere else and all you want is a beer. Personally I can't see any other reason to go there. Quite recently, someone with an exploding rectum single-handedly rendered the toilet unsittable. Having said that, I've seen a stunning blonde Russian model in there twice. Christ knows why.
Ruby - 11 Jul 2003 16:43
Odd place. Always seems dead.
G - 16 Jun 2003 16:52

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