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Address: 41 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7LJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 373) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Covent Garden (0.2 miles), Charing Cross (0.2 miles), Leicester Square (0.2 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.2 miles), London Waterloo (0.7 miles), London Waterloo East (0.8 miles)

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I do like this bar.
I haven't seen it in its hayday, so maybe nothing to compare it too. It does seem to have a bit of a 'Sports Bar' Feel to it, almost comparable to Walkabout in some respects, but the atmosphere is more down to earth, if still loud

However, has a decent range of Canadian Beers on offer, and thats worth the voyage of discovery alone
Something original to try in this grand neck of the woods
the_original_rawnsleys - 20 Mar 2008 09:51
Massive downhill slide , this is not the famous maple leaf anymore, wont be back for the warm weasels wee that was passed as beer. also there were no Canadian brews on draught the day we went there

kiwiphil - 10 Jan 2008 11:22
I have a Canadian friend who successfully convinced me that Canada had a national day on July 1st (oh yes they do - and I recommend going). A number of first time experiences hit me upon visiting there which made me a convert

1. Sleemans Honey Beer. Lovely stuff. On tap
2. Moosehead
3. Wings

There seems to be a beautiful amount in common with Canada and the UK and not just the fact you bow to our queen like the good commonwealth citizens you are : o ) It's touches like the decor - hockey shirts everywhere depicting an ideal world when Canada were world beaters in the sports, Gretsky played for the Leaves, and it's wonderful hearing about all this history that, like England with Cricket, Football, etc etc. has vanished from the face of the planet. So apart fromt he beer being steep, it has a good feel to the place, the sport is always on, and I even found myself enjoying an ice hockey game. Baseball however...

Unfortunately this was 3 years ago.

Now, alas, the beer is still expensive, though oddly not always available. The place is a dirty tourist trap with a stuffed bear to represent 'Canadian' culture. Seriously, what has happened? I was pround to share banter with fellow sports viewers (even if I didn't totally understand the rules to baseball or hockey) yet nowthis pub doesn't even have half the beers on tap and worse - worse still - it mocks the country that makes it a theme bar.

Avoid. Avoid at all costs. And boycott it on July 1st.
rampantwurzel - 27 Apr 2007 11:57
Plastic, cheap and tacky is the only way to sum up this 'Canadian themed' bar. I paid a visit here to The Maple Leaf, with my girlfriend last Thursday evening (April 12th) and although I wasn't expecting much, this place still disappointed. The décor is appalling and the whole bar is rather untidy and run-down. There are screens scattered about showing what I presume was Canadian ice hockey, but aside from that and the one draught Canadian larger on offer, there was nothing to really link it with the country. I don't think a moose's head on the wall and fake wood beams really cuts it to be honest. Not particularly recommended.
HTM69 - 16 Apr 2007 19:14
To be honest I didn’t even notice that this was a Canadian pub; I thought it was just a sports bar. Maybe I missed the Canadian link due to the little fort that had been built out of pint glasses and placed around me!

The friend who suggested meeting at this place got deservedly slated, just a shame I was the first there and had to stay for an hour whilst everyone showed up.

Strongbow was good, but it took a while to get served and whilst I was downstairs having a leak someone stole my pint. As you can probably imagine I will not be going back.
Strongers - 3 Apr 2007 15:24

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