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The Hobgoblin, Marylebone - pub details

Hobgoblin
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Address: 21 Balcombe Street, London, NW1 6HE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11799) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Marylebone (0.1 miles), Baker Street (0.2 miles), Edgware Road (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations London Marylebone (0.1 miles), London Paddington (0.9 miles), London Euston (1.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 51 users)
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user reviews of the Hobgoblin, Marylebone

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Now as said called the Sir John Balcombe.
Perfectly reasonable; staff fine, prices not too bad for the area and has an outside area plus a seperate area (with it's own bar) downstairs which can be reserved.
Possibly better sticking to lager/cider etc. though if you are a bitter drinker; the ale is not in my view very well kept and I doubt they turn over that much of it.

mike_s - 1 Jun 2018 10:14
the pub is now open again and called The Sir John Balcome, the staff are friendly, however the beer prices have steadly gone up and now 66p dearer than the V&A bar at the station
pgjp - 12 May 2015 11:48
This pub is now CLOSED.
Ericemms - 29 Oct 2014 16:31
Now known as Wood.
Avoid: poor selection of beers, two barmaids more interested in bickering (loudly) than serving customers. Better pubs nearby.
Ericemms - 8 Jul 2014 17:22
The concept of customer service simply does not exist in Wood. When you ask for wine glasses to drink your wine in rather than the champagne glasses the bar staff have given you, you do not recieve an apology, you are spoken to as somehow you have made an unreasonable request, after all it's those annoying customers that used all up all the wine glasses! And try talking to the landlord about it, you are told that his job is to provide drink in a glass, not the right glass! Nice.
Add to that a general arrogance from all the staff, and the refusal to provide you with tap water,it really makes for a poor experience. Last night my friends and I had had enough, so told the landlord we weren't happy, and his response was "the best way for to complain is not to come back in here". Don't worry, we won't. Perhaps it's that lousy attitude that explains why the pub is half empty at 10pm on a Friday night.

Shame really, as the Thai there is really nice. Please don't visit this pub, bad customer service shouldn't be rewarded,
Mazza73 - 31 Mar 2012 09:12

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