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The Roundhouse, Covent Garden

On Wednesday just gone, I paid what I think is my first visit to this pub, having walked past it many times over the years.

It was packed and noisy and the music only added to making it hard to talk to my friends. It was Halloween so don't know if that made it busier than usual but they didn't seem to be running any sort of special event.

I had couple of pints of Oliver's Island which were very good indeed and others reckoned the Pride to be in good shape too.

Not much more to say really, good beer but too busy to be really enjoyable. That said, service was quick.

4 Nov 2018 18:08

The Princess Louise, Holborn

Came in here a couple of weeks ago with a few friends. I think its the first time I've visited for over twenty years and while I remembered the gents' toilets, and the masses of cut and etched glass in the bar I had forgotten some of its architectural features. For example the great mosaics in the floor, the wall tiling and the (I think) unique little 'rooms' that encircle most of the main bar. Its a great place to visit and admire.

As other reviewers have noted, its a Sam Smith's pub so if you like Sam's stuff, great, but less so if you don't! I had a few pints of Old Brewery (as did another of the group) and it was well kept and tasty but its not a favourite, so after a few I had a bottle of Porter which was very good and it looked like the pub stocks most of the Sam's bottled range. Others were on the Organic Lager which I also tried and it was surprisingly enjoyable - refreshing but still with some flavour.

Service was fast, efficient and friendly - even though the 'rooms' make it tricky for the bar staff to see who is waiting.

An enjoyable visit - would recommend it to anyone, whether or not they like Sam's ales.

4 Nov 2018 17:59

The Blue Pig Inn, Lower Fagley

Well, well, well. I've been using this site for 11 years and didn't know you could do that!

Shame its only 30 posts but given that some days there is often only one or zero posts, its certainly useful.

Thanks Ed.

4 Sep 2018 14:16

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