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Sadly now a wine bar called "Clarette". Another sad loss for central London.
AlTrinker - 8 May 2017 10:18
Has been closed for 2-3 months now, and have my doubts it will re-open certainly as the sort of pub it was.

Had it's pros and it's cons. Prices were reasonable and it had a good mixed clientele, probably more down to earth than many of the nearby pubs but in no way rough, what a pub should be. Against that the pub looked like it needed a good clean and was borderline dingy/dirty especially for the area. Personally I always found the quality of the bitter to be variable as well and tended to stick to lager/cider here.

But it did offer something a bit different to Coco Momo/the Marylebone/Prince Regent etc. in the area was much more a pub than a bar.
mike_s - 3 Oct 2016 17:30
A Saturday afternoon of pub ticking in Central London started here just after 1.30pm and I was the only punter in!

The pleasant landlord broke away from watching the Grand Prix on tv to serve me, 3 ales on Fuller's London Pride, Brains Rev James and Caledonian Decuhars IPA. My half of Rev James was pleasant.

Great sign behind the bar advertising their Spam Fritter Burger at £3.75, I didn't partake but I would like to see it!

Internally the pub is very dark with lots of wooden panelling. Stained glass windows show that the pub used to be a W Younger & Co tied house.

To the front are half a dozen or so wooden benches and umbrellas.

Not a bad place to start, nice enough, well kept ale but the pub needs more punters.

lezford - 6 Jun 2016 14:22
An appropriate name for a mock Tudor building. Some reasonable beers and a nice old-fashioned atmosphere. Some of the other customers were interested in shouting (re the Monty Python Interesting People sketch) when I was there but I'm sure it's OK usually.
16jamesdoc - 21 Apr 2016 18:53
Interesting building. Friendly barman extolling the virtues of Portugal.
Mappiman - 20 Aug 2014 18:42
I have been living in London for two years and this was the worst customer service I have ever experienced at a pub. My friend and I arrived and sat down at a table to wait for another couple of friends to arrive. Less than two minutes after we had sat down, the barman came up to us and aggressively asked if we were going to buy a drink or just watch the football match. I replied that we were just waiting for a couple of friends to arrive. We then bought a couple of pints . About half an hour later the same barman came back to us and, again in a very aggressive manner, told us that we were sitting too far back from the screen which was making the back of the pub congested. The polite, respectful thing to do would have been to kindly ask us to move forward and we would have happily complied. Overall, it was an incredibly unfriendly and rude way to treat well-behaved customers.
ajm123 - 10 Jul 2014 18:34
A tudor exterior and traditional London boozer inside. I tried the Adnams Bitter which unfortunately was too warm; presumably none had been sold for ages and they'd not pulled anything through.
alexw - 9 Jul 2014 10:25
An attractive Tudor pub just off the Marylebone High Street, it occupies a prominent corner position and there are a number of picnic benches outside on two sides. Besides the Tudor frontage, the pub had leaded, stained glass windows and a number of hanging baskets to add a splash of colour.

Inside the pub consists of a single room downstairs which has quite a traditional feel with a dark wood floor and an old wooden fireplace with a plasma mounted above it, although this was not in use. A darts board was in one corner and a staircase at the back leads to an upstairs restaurant, although we did not investigate this. The specials menu above the bar offered a Spam Fritter Burger which didn’t really inspire me to try the food if I’m honest. There was another stained glass window in the door to the gents which said “Lincoln Inn, Marylebone”. Whether this was the original name of the pub I’m not sure, but the Tudor rose in the outside windows and carved in to the bar counter suggest not. Perhaps this was rescued from elsewhere.

Beers on tap were London Pride and Rev. James, whilst a third pump for Adnams Bitter appeared to have run out. Ciders were Strongbow and Symonds Founder’s Reserve. Overall I quite liked this pub, but be aware that the opening hours can be somewhat erratic – we found it closed at 9:30pm on a Saturday evening which we subsequently found out was because they had been “very quiet”, and it also appeared to be closed all day on Sunday.
Blackthorn - 3 Apr 2014 08:22
Went in today with the girlfreind after an unpleasabt couple of hours up and down oxford st. Tried a few other places en route but they were all rammed with northern tourists and stank of cheap pub food. This place was an oasis of calm and good beer.EExcellent pint of pride (so good we stayed for another). Slightly surly barman but quite frankly id prefer a grumpy old sod like him than some spotty teenager handing you change on a plate. Great little place, will be back.
TommyRogers1979 - 30 Nov 2013 21:15
A slightly run-down establishment with dark wooded interior and frosted windows. This can make the pub seem dark even in broad daylight. It's about midway between Marylebone High St and Baker St and is such is quieter than a lot of other pubs in the area. I rather liked this though.

The ales on offer were Pride, Adnams and Old Speckled Hen. By this point in the evening I needed something a bit lighter so had a lager. The food menu included such traditional favourites as cod and chips, shepherd's pie and - gloriously - spam fritters (1970's school dinners here we come).

Not the best pub in the area but useful if you are by yourself and in need of a quiet pint
murgatroyd - 5 Apr 2012 11:04
Good pint of Pride, full measure.
Pub grub is cheap&cheerful and quick. (fish&chips, sausage&mash, ...)
Gents in basement, Ladies and function room upstairs.
Was "The Lincoln in Marylebone" or "The Lincoln Inn Marylebone"
then (briefly) the "William Wallace" before that name went round the corner to the Bricklayers / Gunmakers.
gp49 - 7 Dec 2010 15:27
Well worn pub with a wide range of clientelle (dossers, tourists,suits). A bit to run down on the interior but once again in this area the beer really let the place down. Had a pint of Adnams that was god awful. Will leave it to the dossers and tourists.
anonymous - 30 Sep 2010 17:00
Very busy on a Friday evening, but not that much in the way of atmosphere (not helped by the very dark wood decor). Interesting, if hardly authentic, 'olde worlde pubbe' exterior. Perfectly reasonable pint of Old Speckled Hen but annoyingly sold in a lager-type tall, thin glass. Pride and Theakstons also on. Also, beware prices - my pint cost 3.40 which is a bit steep, even for the area.
rpadam - 9 Oct 2009 21:50
This is a nice looking pub that I could imagine having a good atmosphere when a bit busier than it was on my early evening week night visit, I just felt that the attitude of the barman let the side down a little.

Old Speckled Hen, Pride and Adnams were all available alongside a standard draught selection and although my Guinness tasted fine it was a short measure. This was more irritating than usual as this is not the cheapest pub in the area.

Maybe I went at the wrong time, but from this experience I would not return in a hurry.
Strongers - 30 Sep 2009 13:18
Tudor style building on a corner plot, one room on the ground floor however it is easy to see how the pub was once divided into two or possibly three areas including a small snug at a guess, as a former door on one side is still present but blocked by a drinking ledge across it. It is quite dark inside, there is a lot of dark stained wood, and the superb old leaded windows with their obscure glass and old Wm Youngers stained inserts don't let in that much light. The windows pick out the WmY name but also "Scotch Ale" and "Mild and Pale Ales". The bar is on an end wall, seating is traditional plus stools at the bar and drinking shelves.
Upstairs are the toilets and also a dining room, I didn't visit though so no comments there.
Beers on were Pride, OSH and Theakston BB. I had the BB and it was in good nick.
There is a basic food menu over the bar on a board, I have to mention that this includes Spam Fritters! That takes me back to primary school, back in the Jurassic age.
In all, a reasonable find and worthy of a look in. I really didn't take to the country style music background though.
Maldenman - 15 Aug 2009 21:19
3.30pint for theakston best, and rather dis-interested service,nice enough building though 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 6 May 2009 21:12
Phoned the pub to ask about the possibility of hiring a room for a meeting. Very accommodating ldlord offered the use of upstairs restaurant. Nice atmospheric pub with excellent drop of Theakston's on. Busy later with a leaving do but our chosen venue went well and we'll be back! elnet
roobs52 - 22 Jan 2009 17:04
Reliable, friendly, welcoming pub, if a bit overpriced. "One for the road" type of place; we usually have our second pint in here, then move on, but it's a great little place. The Pride varies, but is mostly fine. Varied, eclectic crowd.
willale - 16 Oct 2008 22:25
Best pint of guiness in London
gypsygal - 2 Jul 2008 12:41
Nothing special, but a pleasant enough place for a quiet pint. The Pride was OK when I was there, and I suppose I'll get used to paying 3.20 a pint...
earlydrinker - 9 Apr 2008 18:18
good little bare boards pub nice windows, fire and watched footie results come in. pride wasn't up to scratch though.
mitomighty - 5 Mar 2006 14:44
saw pauline from eastenders in here the other day.
resisted the temptation to ask for an autograph.
anonymous - 5 Nov 2005 11:30
just the place to take the parents on a visit from out of town.... good beer, not too expensive and a warm welcome from the staff.... quiet street so quite pleasant to sit outside...
adamsant - 16 Jul 2005 19:48
This is a wonderful neighborhood pub. Terry and Maria Howard are the warm and welcoming owners, and the food is great. It has the feel of how an old pub should be. It's our favorite London pub!
Sharon Ward - 15 Nov 2004 22:30
This has to be one of the best pubs in the west end. Warm frendly, and always made to feel welcome. With great prices on their house spirits, you can't go wrong. Probably the best bar staff across the country, there always looking out for your needs and never making you uncomfortable (like some of the places that I have happened to come across in my time). Also you may feel star struck by the amount of celebrities that just wonder. Great location and GREAT PUB.
Thad - 11 Nov 2004 08:56
Terry & Maria are excellent, as are the other friendly staff. Great spot for a lunch time snack for a decent price, has tables outside for a spot of sun and watch out for the odd celebrity too. This cheery 'local' in the middle of town really does appeal to those wanting to relax away from the glare of London's busy West End.
Helen Sear - 27 Jul 2004 11:54
Terry & Maria are the best and a super night out on Thursday that ended in the Tup. I can't tell you the last time I had such a good time that ended on a great note. Walked in here after making the rounds from Oxford St, and my running mate for the evening and I were welcomed as if coming back from war. Couple pints to end the evening and we were much better for stopping than if we had continued on. Thanks Terry - look forward to sharing a pint with you again.
Jamie - 1 Jun 2004 13:19
Run by a lovely couple - Terry and Maria - and the friendliest staff. Always welcoming. Serves food at lunchtimes - you wouldn't be able to beat the price for this area of town!
Nikki - 25 Mar 2004 11:01
Decent local but often a couple of neighborhood drunks nursing their one pint in the corner. John Smiths on so makes it a stop for me. Staff are often too busy playing cards to help the customers. Dart board and tournaments multiple evenings during the week.
James - 10 Sep 2003 12:56

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