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Address: 5 Little Essex Street, London, WC2R 3LD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 726) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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

Nearest train stations City Thameslink (0.5 miles), Blackfriars (0.5 miles), London Charing Cross (0.6 miles)

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We were looking for somewhere off the beaten track and found this gem of a place. We stayed for food too which was good value and very generous portions. The landlord is a real character too! We'll be visiting again I'm sure when we go to London again.
Mr_ESB_Harry - 7 Sep 2014 11:18
Called in one Friday evening and thought the place was great. Small, out of the way but charming and a welcome relief from over stylized chain bars & pubs.
CityAlbion - 24 Jul 2014 17:00
A friend and I popped in for a quick lunchtime pint a couple of days ago and eventually decided to stay for lunch.

The menu offers simple pub fare, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality, portion size and value. More importantly perhaps, the ales – Doombar, Bonmbardier and Tribute on the day we went – were all well kept and the staff were cheerful and helpful.

It's a bit off the beaten track, but well worth seeking out.
Pbrodger - 28 Feb 2014 16:03
Went here during the Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012. Packed as you would expect, but with a very good humoured crowd, out to enjoy themselves. Had a choice of Bombardier, Sharps Doombar and Tribute. Had the Bombardier, which was excellent. The couple behind the bar serving the throng were both speedy and friendly - all in all a nice little local pub in the heart of the City.
myjlcr - 4 Jun 2012 08:15
This is an absolutely terrific little gem of a pub well worth finding. The small but cosy Saloon Bar has been kept in the style in which it was built maintaining a warm atmosphere and a cross between an old fashioned pub and your most comfortable sitting room. This is complemented by a proper pub dining room upstairs and a more public bar downstairs (in the basement) complete with pool table. There is a good selection of well kept real ale; the newish Landlord takes the trouble to advise you against selecting a beer he thinks isn't quite right and has made a real effort in bringing in new choices and keeping them in a tit top condition; something that previous landlords failed miserably in doing. The food is first class; an ever changing menu with a daily special; proper old fashioned food with real mashed potato and good old fashioned puddings at very competitive prices considering the good sized portions you are given. Food arrives in a matter of minutes so it is an excellent choice for a quick lunch and you are always given the choice to pay for everything at the end. What really polishes things off is the service which is highly personable. Lunch orders are are taken at the table and drinks are brought to you. The Landlord, Landlady and staff are extremely friendly; a good source of local information and pleasant to while away the day with. The Landlord is a proper Landlord; "yes sir, thank you driver"; none of this indifferent "alright mate" which has to be endured in far too many pubs these days. In short, absolutely First Class; in fact far more worth visiting for a view of a traditional English Pub than the famous Cheshire Cheese of Fleet Street fame.
a1ex_e1 - 15 May 2011 09:44

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