The Masons Arms, Marylebone - pub details
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Brewery: Hall and Woodhouse
- Live music
- Fruit machines
- Food served (12-2:30 / 6-9 Mon-Thu, 12-3 / 6-9 Fri-Sat), Real ale
- Outside seating, Dogs allowed, Credit cards accepted (but not Switch or Solo), Function room for hire
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|A smallish street corner pub just a stone’s throw from Edgeware Road. There’s a surprisingly large (in relation to the overall size of the pub) central bar area, with seating around the perimeter. In common with many of the pubs around here, the décor is mostly wood. |
Unfortunately I’m able to leave much in the way of a detailed review, as on our first visit we were after something to eat and there was nowhere to eat in the downstairs bar. We therefore went upstairs to the restaurant which is quite a contrast. It looks recently renovated and has a “fine dining” appearance to it although the actual menu is shared with the pub downstairs. From perusing the menu outside there seemed to be a good selection of dishes, although with most main courses being in the £10 - £12 range, it’s a step up from your normal “pub grub”. By the time you’ve added a vegetable side dish, a couple of glasses of wine and been hit with a 12½% service charge, the bill soon adds up (whether the service charge is payable downstairs I’m not sure). The food was decent enough though, and the waitress pleasant and friendly, even if she did have the rather annoying habit of incorporating “No problem” in to every single sentence.
Our second attempt at a visit just to enjoy a pint was at around 10:40pm on a Saturday evening. On this occasion they seemed to be just about shut, with all the chairs stacked on to the tables, and just three people stood watching the TV. I assume these were all staff, as one had a bag of rubbish in his hand, so we decided to go just down the road to the all together more welcoming Carpenter’s Arms.
Blackthorn - 28 Mar 2011 11:11
|So sad, went to the Portman last night and the fantastic interior has been destroyed making it another upmarket gastropub which isn't bad, just terribly bland which unfortunately just hasn't the atmosphere of the old Mason's Arms. The interior was a real draw. |
Vickster - 21 Oct 2010 14:15
|Now apparently re-opened as a gastropub called the Portman.|
I haven't visited yet but I presume the fantastic interior has been ripped out.
I hope I'm wrong.
TheBeerMonkey - 12 Oct 2010 16:36
|Not cool. This was one of the best pubs. During my five years of living in the UK I enjoyed plenty of visits to the Masons Arms. A delightful history combined with friendly service from the staff makes its loss regretful. I was always hoping to revisit it whenever I found myself in London again. I second the murgatroyd who mentioned that he was always afraid this pub would get "discovered." It seems, like in my case, it was always discovered just by walking by!|
steveambrose - 28 Jul 2010 16:56
|The sign outside says that it is being converted into a [no doubt upmarket] fish restaurant.|
Christo - 13 Dec 2009 16:59
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