The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton - pub details
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- Quiz night (Thursday), Live music
- Real ale
- Dogs allowed, Late licence
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|I'm sorry to say that I am in two minds about The Wenlock. The pub has changed hands and been re-furbed, so there's no point in me moaning about how it isn't like the good old days because it is now a different business altogether. But is it worth bothering?|
It is clean (although I didn't mind the previous grot). It has lot's of beer. The staff are occasionally very odd. I have been in here when it is quiet and on busy Saturday nights. It is a BORING pub.
The Old Fountain is better, and you can visit both easily enough.
Green_0nions - 3 Feb 2014 14:20
|It's been a couple of years since I was last in the Wenlock and a lot of things have changed. Luckily, the pub is still open. The beer selection is just as good, if not better than previously and the cider selection is now much improved. Yesterday, they had Clarence & Fredericks Best Bitter, Oat Milk Stout & American Pale Ale, Crouch Vale X, Mighty Oak Maldon Gold & Oscar Wilde, Pitfield Norman's Mild & Okells Olaf. Ciders and perries were Green Valley Sweet, Sam's Devon Cider Dry, Hunt's Medium Dry & Sweet, Yarde Medium, Westons Country Perry & Lawrence's Medium Dry. There was also a mulled cider being prepared. The one thing I'm undecided about is the interior. It's now much cleaner and doesn't smell. But gone are the local characters and the rough and ready feel of a local London boozer. The pub feels less homely and the decor is bland. Nevertheless, I was impressed by the drinks range and the gents toilets were much improved. No longer a place I'd want to spend too long in. But certainly worth staying for a few halves/pints.|
blue_scrumpy - 9 Dec 2013 22:33
|I paid my first visit since the refurbishment yesterday afternoon and am pleased to report that it's still recognisable as the Wenlock we know and love - just cleaner and tidier.|
The curtains have gone, making it feel airier and lighter, a new floor has been installed and in addition to the new downstairs toilets there is a new two-urinal gents on the ground floor to the left of the bar and at the rear.
The beer range is as good as ever and whilst there I had a delicious salt beef and gherkin sandwich - not cheap at a fiver but very good indeed. As has already been mentioned by an earlier poster there is a 10% discount for CAMRA members on real ales.
Be aware that as you walk down Wenlock Road towards the pub you could be forgiven for thinking that it is no longer there, so covered is it currently in scaffolding and polythene sheeting.
All this place needs now is gaypostman's seal of approval !
MillHouse - 17 Jul 2013 16:01
|I have been a regular, if intermittent, visitor to the Wenlock Arms over the years which, I hope, gives me the required objectivity to post an unbiased review. |
The 'new' Wenlock Arms is very much like the 'old' in many respects . The range of Ales is still excellent, the customers are still the same mix of beer tickers and locals, the atmosphere of the pub is unchanged.
The new managers have mended various things, cleaned the place up and there are new toilets in the basement. At the moment there is only one cubicle for the men, which is hardly adequate, but there are plans for new toilets on the ground floor.
All in all, the pub has ditched many of the bad things, but retains nearly all that is excellent about the Wenlock. The bar staff are a little callow, but friendly and polite nonetheless, but the excellent Sue appears now longer to work at the Wenlock. The salt beef sandwedges (sic) have obviously been subject to 'portion control' and are not as substantial as Sue used to make them. This is only a minor quibble however.
All in all, the Wenlock is a must visit for all real Ale lovers and the new managers deserve every encouragement and support for all the hard work they have put in.
Harry_the_Dog - 27 Jun 2013 21:40
|In here last Saturday and half a dozen punters present just after mid day.|
Not much more to add to the posts below.
10 Hand pulls with prices of > 4.5% £3.40 a pint and over that £3.60.
CAMRA members get a 10% discount so thats £3.06/£3.24 very resonable.
I tried a couple of the ales and both were in top condition.
bjbrummiejohn - 17 Jun 2013 08:35
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