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Address: 336 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6129) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Old Street (0.3 miles), Shoreditch (0.6 miles), Liverpool Street (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Old Street (0.3 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.6 miles), Moorgate (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 37 users)
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5 most recent reviews of 28 shown - see all reviews

The most rude, surly set of staff you could ever have the misfortune to meet. The Manager being the worst.

Service was extremely slow and no apology given. In fact, my order was so slow it didn’t actually arrive.

When I mentioned this to the Manager for no apparent reason he said ‘I know the customer is supposed to always be right but in this case I think it is a bit of both’.

The Manager said they had been busy that day as they had ‘8 people come in for lunch’!! Including myself and my friend there were 10 people in the entire pub and this was a Friday afternoon!! Clearly the reason for this is the Manager and the staff.

He said that I had ‘probably had a bad day’. My day had been great up until visiting this pub.

L0la - 17 May 2013 21:47
I have been recently on a Saturday morning and found it to be a nice pub. Comments about rude staff now seem to be misplaced. Don't know what the rest of the food is like but on Saturday mornings (till 2) there is a terrific breakfast menu. Fry up of course, but with well sourced ingredients (it's on the menu) , devilled kidney, eggs Benedict, kippers (Manx I was told - sweeter). Most things about 7, although there is a whopper breakfast of more or less the lot at 14. The pub is bright and airy but essentially old school.
quinndg - 13 Mar 2012 11:37
As someone mentioned before - it's good to have a pub in an area of trendy bars. Food not that amazing and there are better places around to eat, but serves its purpose when the cause of and solution to all life's problems - beer! - starts getting to your head a bit too much. And the beer was good. The interior would perhaps need a lick of paint, but then again it would take away part of the charm.
crickey - 19 Aug 2010 17:04
Quite a traditional looking establishment - although apparently it was converted from a shop not that long ago - and one which I guess is supposed to have a nautical theme (but this doesn't really extend much past the pub sign and a ship's wheel propped up by the front door). Rustic wooden furniture at the front part of the bar, with dining tables further back. Three real ales on - Pride, Adnams and Batemans XB (not cheap at 3.40) - plus a selection of Belgian bottled beers (also steeply priced). Unusually, upstairs is now an art gallery (Charlie Smith). Overall, one of the better places in the area for a pint.
rpadam - 10 Mar 2010 23:18
A bit quirky as people have said, which is better than the bland. Beer was Butcombe Bitter; food a burger which was ok. Upstairs area is nice with couches and small tables.
rainlight - 10 Dec 2009 07:54

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