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Shakespeare's Head
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Address: 29, Great Marlborough St, London, W1F 7HZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3148) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Oxford Circus (0.1 miles), Piccadilly Circus (0.4 miles), Tottenham Court Road (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.8 miles), London Euston (1.3 miles), London Marylebone (1.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.3/10 (rated by 39 users)
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It's always nice to drink in Carnaby Street on a weekend evening and sitting outside this pub watching the world go bar makes it a pleasant experience.
The only downside is typically for this area the bar staff are uninterested tourists simply working from one pub to another between sightseeing.They cannot understand what you want to drink and once they have eventually worked out your order it is usually half measured and badly poured and this causes long ques at the bar whilst things are sorted.
Ok for a brief visit whilst in London but don't expect to get drunk in here as you will spend most of your time at the bar waiting to be served by confused foreign barstaff.
wurzel - 30 Oct 2019 12:26
visited pre theatre, a truly superb pub with excellent ale. well worth a visit.
tc_imbiber - 18 Dec 2011 19:03
OK. I went in the other week and then again on an afternoon crawl with a pal.

On the first time I managed to get a bloke I presumed to be the manager (organised and English) to pour my Youngs Golden Ale. Turned out a lovely pint.

No such luck the second time. A latin barman pulled hell out of the pump and I ended up with a pint, as flat as a fart.

Really wish staff would be trained properly. It's a bloody expensive hobby!
willesden_seadog - 3 Jul 2011 15:09
One to be avoided at all costs.

Terrible beer, short measures and even worse service.

Never again.
ericstadd - 7 Jul 2010 21:02
Yes its a tourists trap, but the beers always been OK for me and took the opportunity again on Sunday for a quick one when the wife got lost in the Carnaby Street shoe shops.
The referred to small bar does support four hand pumps, two of which had Youngs Ordinary and the others were Pride and Spitfire. The Youngs were perfectly fine and I got a seat outside so that I could people watch.
But definately only stay for one as there are much better pubs in the area.
Gann - 26 May 2010 16:57

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