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Brass Monkey, Victoria

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In the evening it can be heaving but at lunchtime its a much better place. The prices for drink and food and actually very competetive with other pubs in the area and at lunchtime the bar staff have the time to be friendly.
WaitorseBoyz - 25 Jul 2013 14:53
In here today good pint,good company one of the better pubs around here.
blackdragon66 - 28 Mar 2013 17:39
Reasonably relaxing and pleasant small bar near Victoria Station. It doesn't have a lot of character but it is definitely one of the better places in the area for a quiet pint after work. Good pint of Doom Bar-but NOT cheap!
strangetorpor - 22 Mar 2013 14:08
little off the beaten track but as a result not too crowded and so a decent place to relax

Nice beer, nice whisky and the staff were friendly

Far better than most of the places nearby if you find yourself waiting for a train at Victoria
Wookiee - 22 Sep 2011 17:49
Excellent independent little boozer just out of Victoria station area. A couple of real ales on the bar of great taste and quality and the bar (maid) staff are very courteous - possible antipadean? Too many Aussie bar staff are proper 'Sheilas' but this babe wasn't - cute, fit and knew her stuff about real ale. A few more down me and she'd have been given ten good reasons to swap into dual nationality. Get a seat and relax after a long week at work and this place is a good as any on that part of town. Go give it a whirl.
Mcloj - 13 Apr 2011 12:50
I don't know about what it was like but perfectly acceptable last week late afternoon. AND try the homemade porks cratchings hmmmm! My Tim Landlord was good too.
wogerthewacer - 5 Apr 2011 15:34
In its previous guise as The Lord Burleigh, The Brass Monkey was a rough-and-ready locals-style establishment, which was of little interest to the passer by. Today, the approach is slightly different – and although perhaps not to everyone’s taste – is more appealing now than before. The unassuming, green-painted facade leads into dimly-lit bar area with laminate flooring and very little to engage the wandering eye. Although unobtrusive, the background music was stereotypically bland and added nothing to the experience. Towards the rear of the pub is a raised area where groups can lounge on the two leather sofas. The toilets are situated up the rickety staircase. My visit was on a recent weekday afternoon, so as you would expect, the clientele was seemingly made up of the local worker population. One surprise and genuine positive is the inclusion of two hand-pumps, saddled beside the selection of keg offerings: Adnam’s Bitter and Timothy Taylor’s, Landlord. The latter-mentioned was served in fine fettle – admittedly, another surprise – and priced at a reasonable £3.00. The two members of staff encountered – one of them an Aussie – were approachable and forthcoming in their service. To conclude: not an establishment a can envisage frequent visits too, but nevertheless, a bar with a few positives to counterbalance the inevitable negatives that accompany 21st century modern-style bars. .
HTM69 - 23 Nov 2009 12:50
This place is a lot less like a restaurant and more like a bar than the outside suggests and I was surprised to see Adnams and Landlord hand pumps, although the latter was off. It is only a small bar so a limited selection of Peroni, Amstel, Heineken, Becks, Strongbow and Guinness is available.

The chilled background music was at a unobtrusive volume and there is a plasma screen which was off during my visit and I didn’t spot any ads for future sporting events so probably no Sky.

This isn’t the sort of place that I would normally choose to drink in, but I can see the attraction as it is a nice little bar.
Strongers - 4 Nov 2009 23:39
Was a wonderful mix of most awful pub in central london and brilliant place full of wonderful eccentric people when it was the Lord Burleigh. Now is it a very pleasant Bar, but is not in the least bit special or unique... Lacks heart and soul.
jamesbartlett74 - 23 May 2009 15:46
Not a bad pub, they have two ales on, one is normally not yor normal London fodder - however they do seem to run out early. Small place, and busy in the evenings with after an work crowd, and the place is noisy, esp as they play music too loud.
deho - 6 Mar 2009 12:09
Not a bad place to go tend to go here if I want somewhere quiet to sit and relax. I don't mind paying more for a better service and better atmosphere I do really wish all the moaning people on these sites would move to the country and find their perfect pub, Dont go to a city pub in London and expect country prices and decor it is just never going to happen!!!
dazshort - 15 Jan 2009 21:06
very very pricey, better to stick to pints coz they will rinse you on spirits and mixers, having said that, it is a very nice place to drink, the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is pretty much second to none in the area
skisliy - 1 Dec 2008 23:24
i donut argee wit 'h pert walrock cemment we nnly comee her with a pant
event tog we did no boing how dog's we did git to see the queer in her place
we doid not hait this pube ant the man wold veiwy smart
bertrand - 5 Nov 2008 16:24
Used to be the Lord Burleigh and was a better pub when it was. Has as much character as a MFI showroom.
D_J_C - 14 Oct 2008 22:29
Thoroughly recommendable pub - beer always well kept.

RageofKlugman, I think that Bertrand only rates as a quarter-wit and the saddest thing is that he seems to think he's funny - well, I suppose somebody has to.

peterwarlock - 5 Oct 2008 12:12
I've always been curious as to who this gibbering half-wit Bertrand is. Owing to the pub's proximity to Buckingham Palace, do BITE readers think he might be a royal??
RageofKlugman - 1 Oct 2008 16:51
on how hodilay we went pu lonion, we di dnott ake how dog's becorse lay arse note alloyed in bunkinhkam palce onley if lay arse the qweens. this is an rarely old pube like smoting howt of charlos dickheans ant the man woo surfed us had whoite her and a mosetarsh
me ant my fiend curles, tired nop too laruff
PANTS we siad
we stoyed her for an our and at ner the widow at the fornt and saw a main woo oked a bit lick pirints phellps
Atfer that we welked st jamis
bertrand - 25 Sep 2008 17:26
Probably best pub in the area. Good service, beer is always good (Adnams and Bombardier), and it never runs out like in the Victoria Tavern (what a dive!). Food is also good, if a little pricey, but you don't leave hungry (unlike The Phoenix!)
blueallover - 12 Sep 2008 09:12
Modern bar type pub. Stripped floors, sofa’s ect. Had a couple of beers on, Adnams, which was ok. Plus something else which I don’t remember. Bar staff quick and nice enough.
Mainly an office worker crowd when I was in there, and as such the drinks weren’t cheap. Pleasant enough though and certainly better than most of the local establishments on Vauxhall Bridge Road.

mrse1 - 1 Aug 2008 17:09

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