The Chandos, Trafalgar Square - pub details
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Brewery: Samuel Smith's
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|After a couple of pints in the Harp, we moved on to the Chandos. It's my first visit here for a while and my first visit to the upstairs bar, where the full Samuel Smiths selection is on offer. Old Brewery Bitter was available over both handpulls. The pub has plenty of character and if you like Sam Smiths offerings, it's definitely worth a visit when in the Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square or Covent Garden area.|
blue_scrumpy - 6 Jul 2014 16:57
|Sam Smiths pub heavily wooden inside. On a recent midday visit an obese Alcoholic Australian rambled on to anyone who would listen, an 80 year old who looked like a communist intellectual stood smartly at the bar nursing ale and a bunch of German tourists read a map in the corner. |
So not sure what to make of this place, certainly seems to attract more regulars than you'd expect for the area. Tourists are omnipresent of course. The bar staff were very friendly here too. It's quite dark inside so a nice place to escape for an hour or two perhaps.
QueensParker - 19 Oct 2013 09:51
|Its very busy. Not as cheap as it used to be|
mont62y - 1 Jun 2013 15:50
|Ah, The Chandos - one of my favourite 'watering holes' of all in London! I can't help but visit whenever I'm near Traf/Square. Which isn't often enough..! DO pop upstairs though, to the 'Opera Room' its worth a look. Downstairs is massive and impersonal, but upstairs is smaller, with a Gentlemans Club feel about it...only, ladies are in fact allowed! Leather sofas, and window bench seats give it charm & character. Sam Smith may save you a bob or two, the students certainly appreciate that. I did see a 'scholar' reading what looked like an encyclopedia upstairs here once...so you may encounter more learned drinkers here..! On the other hand, you may bump into me....! 'cos i luvvit 'ere|
TeeJay - 18 Apr 2013 17:41
|Regardless of what anyone says, this is a decent pub and ideal for a cheap pint to escape the crowds at Trafalgar Square. I've been here when it's packed and there's always a good mix of punters, although the upstairs bar can resemble a sixth form common room at times. I suggest you head to Chandos to start your night out, get a couple of cheap pints under your belt and then head off elsewhere in search of more interesting ales and some crumpet.|
theinnspectre.com - 16 Apr 2013 20:00
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