The Bricklayers Arms, Fitzrovia - pub details
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Brewery: Samuel Smith's
General information: Comfy sofas in the upstairs bar.
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|We were in the Bricklayers are this Sat for a friend's birthday. It was dirty, the management were very rude, and the regular were very unfriendly. This pub used to be one of my favourites, but it has obviously gone way down hill. There are lots of nice pubs in this area, and if you want a Sam Smith's pub, the Champion is a short walk away and much nicer and better run.|
cebrando - 4 Nov 2013 08:55
|In the heart of Fitzrovia, this is a pubI'd been meaning to visit for a while as I'd heard good things about it. I have to say though that I was somewhat disappointed on my visit. I got the impression this was very much a locals pub despite being a stones throw from Oxford Street. It was also extremely quiet when I was there, even though it was late afternoon on a saturday. The person who served me was maybe the landlady (?), and although efficient, the service was abit brusk - not rude but not particularly welcoming either.|
It's a Sam Smith's pub, but in my view not one of their better ones. Would I visit this pub again? perhaps, but with so many pubs in the area, some of the competition is quite formidable.
Overall, satisfactory but a pretty unremarkable pub. It may be completely different when packed, but as I said, I wouldn't make a point of coming back unless I happen to be round the corner. The one bonus was a nice open fire in the upstairs lounge......which was almost deserted. I'll give it 6 just for that!
trebor2013 - 12 Oct 2013 18:23
|All these reviews are really out of date. Under new managment the Bricklayers is one of the best small pubs in London. Great friendly staff and a great atmosphere. The only downside is the Samuel Smiths price increase. What used to be a cheap place to drink is now one of the most expensive. Shame on you Mr Smith. |
Robynrobyn - 3 May 2012 17:06
|Having read the negative reviews of this bar, I tried dissuading friends of mine from meeting up here for Birthday drinks. But it was too late to let everyone know in time, so we gritted our teeth upon entry, expecting the worst and to have the evening ruined by obnoxious staff...|
But nothing like this happened! I experienced no refusals to serve any patrons, no contemptuous behaviour from the staff and no confrontations across the bar. In fact, when we all sang ‘Happy Birthday’, the staff even joined in.
The pub has a large square-ish, bar upstairs, which I found extremely comfortable; the Sam Smiths beer was around £2.20 a pint and the staff were pleasant and welcoming. In short, I found no reason to criticize and can only recommend it.
Alex_Bradford - 30 May 2010 06:50
|It's a shame that the staff here are so incredibly rude because the pub itself is alright.|
One incident saw a particularly moody girl behind the bar refuse to serve me for no reason, claiming id been problematic all night when I'd just arrived at the pub.
This is a bar that no mistake about it is run by an entitled and nasty bunch who see customers as a pain in the arse rather than patrons.
For a good sam smiths pub, turn your attentions to the Princess Louise in Holburn, 10 minutes walk down the road. Great atmosphere, lovely staff.
mjpepsi - 21 May 2010 10:38
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