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Wilmington Arms, Exmouth Market

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More a pub for food than beer but having said that a good selection of real ales available. Friendly welcome and a good pint of Sambrrooks Pumphouse Ale. Modern layout was a bit lacking in character but it was mid-week and mid-afternoon when visited. OK pub but not somewhere I would visit again or recommend based on what I look for in a pub.
davewat - 24 Mar 2015 13:33
Greene King pub just outside Exmouth Market. It opens early in the morning, mainly for breakfasts. There is an open kitchen at the back. But I was here early for a drink. It's a large place and offers a selection of cask, keg and bottled beers. Cask ales were Greene King IPA and their house beer Stag & Griffin Ale, Vale Fusion, Adnams Ghost Ship & Old Dairy Blue Top. The customer after me requested the Fusion and this was off. So I'm not sure how many they actually had available. Better than your average Greene King pub.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Jan 2015 21:16
I have lived and worked in the Clerkenwell area all my life. On Sunday 21 August i decided to show my friend around some of the pubs in the area. We went into the wilmington and ordered a bloody mary for my friend, when he brought the drink back to the table it was full of white floating bits, which looked like off milk. we went back to the Bar and was told that the barman had put Horse Radish sauce in his drink. My friend said that this was not the way to mix this drink, to then be told by the very rude barman that he had been a coxtail barmen for three years and that was the way it should be mixed. We insisted that we wanted another drink, which was given to my friend reluctantly. We finished are drinks and left. I would never again wish to drink in this Pub. I own three bars of my own, and have for 25 years. The staff are rude, Aragant, and clueless.
ploughmans - 22 Aug 2011 17:56
Just a response to MD16, nothing personal, but you ask for Budweiser, alcohol being a depressant, then like to listen to Joy Division, a depressive band (even if good)? Recipe for a great time, that! Which I'll do now, ironically, hahaha.

Still, thanks for the heads-up on it being trendy wanker territory, most will agree on that.
Groovehound - 17 Jan 2011 12:24
Excellent pint of (GK) St Edmunds ale which I had not has before as well as Jekyll's Gold (I think) which was also enjoyed. Good service, looks a lively music venue but quiet during our afternoon stay (apart from the stabbing in the nearby minicab office!) but I wouldn't let that put you off
keith253 - 8 Sep 2010 15:01
I have to agree with Baader after visiting the pub last night for a couple of beers. Harmless man, slightly drunk and eccentric was pushed out by idiotic fashion boy behind bar. When he served me he was more concerned with looking over my shoulder at said drunk and scowling, no eye contact at all (maybe I was deemed too unfashionable for the area, which can be renown for its advertising types, spotted a few in the pub with Pete Doherty hats all chortling about how brilliant they are) mumbling for my money and pulling a frankly piss poor pint of Budwiser before returning to his 'decks' behind bar. I had better service at the Exmouth Arms down the road than this place, and although the Exmouth's toilets haven't seen a cleaner in a couple of years, the Irish barman there at least is friendly and makes chat. Dunno why I'm expecting good service in a pub posing as a living room anyway. On the plus side, they did play a bit of Joy Division.
MD16 - 15 Apr 2010 16:07
Pleasant pub near Exmouth Market - had only Abbot on when I visited (but it was Tuesday), pie also good. I imagine it could get very crowded. Events including the 'thinking person's comedy night' Bright Club happen in a separate space around the back.
rainlight - 20 Jan 2010 07:52
Jekyllís Gold and Olde Trip were available on my recent visit alongside a premium draught selection and my pint of Guinness was very nice.

This is a gastro pub with music pictures and posters on the walls and there is a separate room next door which Iíd imagine has live bands which elevate this place out from the gastro norm.

Unfortunately for this pub Iíd rather play darts, but this isnít a bad place and I wouldnít deter anyone from visiting.
Strongers - 3 Jan 2010 23:28
Gastropub with a nice atmosphere, good constantly changing beer and a busy crowd post work. Movies, music and comedy laid on in the back room. Looking forward to keeping this as a regular.
pumpermuncher - 30 Nov 2009 18:35
Decent pub but was in last night and did not like seeing one male member of staff try to push a harmless old man who was outside playing a ukulele around. Totally needless as the guy was actually entertaining and not some drunk harassing punters. Embarassing stuff way over the top but good to see the old fella give as good as he got to some pathetic, insecure, control freaupstart who'd do better by collecting empties and cleaning out ashtrays than picking on people just trying to liven up the atmosphere in the street. Left to spend money elsewhere and after being a bit of a regular, don't think I'll bother going back for a bit.
Baader - 10 Sep 2009 12:30
Quite a decent and well priced gastropub with a friendly and new feel to it. Had a good pint of Bath Gem and I think they also had Hare Flick on. The menu has a range of specialist pies at £8 and wine goes for around £12 - £15 a bottle.
Millay - 6 Jun 2009 14:36
first pub i stopped in on my holiday the week from 1 march 09 thru 8 march 09. had the green king ipa. very tasty. friendly staff, made me feel welcome as an out of towner. had one of the best pub burgers, give it a try.
GreyhoundGuy - 9 Mar 2009 21:24
Has been nicely remodelled, two real ales incl GK IPA and a guest. Decent small music venue around the back, I certainly approve of having the music in a separate room. As I was mainly there for a gig I can't evaluate the pub itself but it looks worth a try.
dpv - 10 Apr 2008 12:56
This used to be a bit of a dive but apparently has been bought by the same people who run the celebrity favourite (but fire-damaged) Hawley Arms in Camden. Certainly when I walked past lately I thought it looked a lot smarter - as I didn't go in I'm not in a position to rate it.
grecian - 18 Mar 2008 11:28

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