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The Edgar Wallace, Temple - pub details

Edgar Wallace
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Address: 40, Essex St, London, WC2R 3JF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5511) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest tube stations Temple (0.1 miles), Chancery Lane (0.4 miles), Blackfriars (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations City Thameslink (0.4 miles), Blackfriars (0.5 miles), London Waterloo East (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 135 users)
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user reviews of The Edgar Wallace, Temple

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A rainy late November afternoon and I'd expected - thanks to the reviews below - to find the place jammed solid... but it wasn't. It was quiet, with plenty of space and an excellent range of beers available. The "Whatever" was spot on.

The interior resembles a (rather cluttered) museum of 60s and 70s advertising ephemera , which can be interesting for a while but depressing when you consider how much both advertising design and public attitudes have changed since.

Most depressing, however, was being ripped off during the course of a session there.

A pint costs £4.80 - yet a half costs £3.60: totally unjustifiable. Do not be a designated driver here. Worse, my companions, who were drinking wine, were charged an additional £23.90 for a bottle they didn't even have. Every other group in the pub were foreign tourists: to what extent they were ripped-off we'll never know.

They may look friendly. but that welcoming smile from the staff doesn't necessarily mean "Welcome, I hope you enjoy yourselves...". There's every chance they're thinking "Aha! Another sucker! Get ready to bleed them dry...". Make sure you pay attention if you find yourself here.

Extremely disappointing. Avoid.
Torqueback - 24 Nov 2016 10:11
Known for its cluttered interior, this is quite a good pub to go in to get served, look around then drink outside. It's tiny!

Still, a good selection of real ales, just a tad difficult to get to the bar to get your paws on!
zabadak - 18 Sep 2016 13:27
There are two very good pubs near by however this is the best of the three. Excellent variation of beers and people. Every time I attend I see something new on the walls! Staff very good too. 9/10.
ChrisM62 - 16 May 2016 10:13
Excellent pub and deservedly popular including with a younger crowd. Several beers on including Redemption Pale Ale. Quirky enough in a nice way to make it a pleasant end to the day's pub walk.
rainlight - 9 Apr 2016 09:33
This really is a proper pub. The staff are exceptionally helpful, informative and very good at their jobs. Some cracking beers - favourites like Crouch Vale and interesting less well known brews - and an interesting selection of vintage advertising on the walls. My friend got lost on the way there and the charming barman was so helpful - even giving excellent directions to her on my phone and then offering to go and fetch her when she was too stressed out to listen to him properly. He was sooo patient! Makes me proud to be a Londoner when you have little gems like the Edgar Wallace to go to!
Londonophile - 16 Feb 2014 19:38

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