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O'Neills, Cannon Street

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Name change to Sugarloaf ...... a refurbishment as well, but no real change
tortoise68 - 29 Dec 2014 16:03
Great pint of Doom Bar served by really friendly staff. Love it for a stopping point after work

Citydrinker1970 - 22 Apr 2013 18:41
great pub , good value food and great Land lady and team
neilwebby - 19 Nov 2012 17:09
Have found this the worse pub in the city after some years of on and off drinking there. New management and quite threatening. Please avoid and choose a professional establishment.
adehughes55 - 23 Jun 2012 00:23
Bloody awful. Only person at the bar, two staff on, and it took 8 minutes to be served by a very angry girl who said, "What, do you want something". The smell in the gents stings the nostrils and eyes, but thats not as bad as the service. Maybe if they sorted the service out they wouldn't have to do full meals inc pint for £6.99. A total hole.
camraman123 - 16 Jul 2011 20:32
Of the chain pubs O'Neill's is the one I find least offensive (although this is a little like being the tallest dwarf). This particular establishment used to be a fairly grotty place called the Sugar Loaf 15 or more years ago.

It has shown some improvement since then with the bar area being extended at the rear into the adjacent building and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere when I arrived in mid afternoon.

As seems standard for O'Neills the only ale on offer was Pride although there was also Smithwicks for those who a like a pint they need to chew.

It's a pretty inoffensive establishment but with the Watling and Golden Fleece nearby not a place I would use as a destination of choice in the Mansion House area
murgatroyd - 7 Dec 2010 14:12
An after-work drinking location. Popped in about 6.30pm for a couple before going for a curry and it was pretty busy. Came back afterwards for a couple more and it was pretty empty. Staff were friendly enough and the Smithwicks was fine but as I said, it's a place for drinks after work if you're in the area rather than somewhere you'd head to for an evening out.
DuchyBoy - 20 Oct 2010 09:17
Small Irish theme pub, split in two. Just that the smokign side (with more seating) is larger than the non....

Does have guiness (a reasonable pint) as well as their newly launched Red Guiness (do not bother. It is just cold and very bland. Stay with the real thing).

The bitter does vary both in quality and range. 2 weeks ago the Pride was on the seen better days, whereas the Landlord end of last week was ok. (We only have been in so often, as others wanted to try the Red guiness).

Other pubs less sardinied locally and less smokey.
zakman - 13 Feb 2007 17:12
OK for such a busy location....good pint of Guinness !

Gets very busy,very quickly
W980501 - 20 Jan 2007 08:29
went in yesterday first time visited this pub , bit small but apart from that not bad , good friendly service beer was excellent not bad at all
romfordir - 10 Dec 2006 17:34
The Cannon Street branc of O'Neills is the smallest in the chain I have ever come across and also, I found it to be quite an uncomfortable experience on my visit a few months back. The pub is split into two even sections of smoking and non-smoking. The smoking area was hot, stuffy and I just found it very hard to relax. Pubs like this should be just either smoking or non-smoking. They are not big enough to have two separate areas of equal size and yes, I am aware of the smoking ban starting next year! Other than that, itís just a standard chain pub with half reasonable prices for the area.
HTM69 - 2 Nov 2006 12:39
Nice Food, Had A Free Pint Courtousy Of The Evening Standard.Nice Friendly Service.
My Rating 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 11 May 2006 17:22
Nice outdoor space has been added which is just as well as the inside looks a mess
sirtoby - 28 Apr 2006 11:19
It's an O'Neills. Exactly like all the others. Enough said.
tim_eyles - 29 Jan 2006 21:30
Went in today and it was full of kids, not sure if this is a regular thing but it put me off this place.
CityGent - 26 Sep 2005 19:28
If you are looking for a gay friendly pub with a gay friendly landlord this is the place
sirtoby - 5 Sep 2005 10:40
Not a bad little place, beer and food is good, just not enough tables. Since the road outside was closed off to traffic it's nice to drink outside when it's sunny. Smoking and non-smoking section, and very nice barmaids. Usually full of suits though, and very un-Irish, to be sure. 7/10
Steve_D - 4 Jun 2005 20:58
Landlords version of sky sports is called TeleText.
sirtoby - 28 Apr 2005 11:01
Used to be good to watch all the life-trader dickheads poncing around in their bowling jackets flashing their money and dropping "deal tickets" all over the place,.....just a bit tedious now, without the cabaret,......overpriced
kmcs - 31 Mar 2005 11:12
Landlord a bit "stiff" looking and not all that welcoming when I visited...maybe he was having a bad day...then again maybe I was as well....didn't like it and I like O'Neill's.
John - 19 Aug 2004 21:33
Once frequented by the Bank of Ireland staff whose London HQ is 100 yards down the road, all elements of Irishness have now been eradicated from this pub now that they've all been barred! Not recommended.
Simon - 2 Jul 2004 13:18
Typical plastic Irish pub. Only the barmaids make it bearable
Cliff - 15 Mar 2004 10:56
Good landlord but boring pub. Only suits in there after 7pm and deathly quiet. The beer's nice though.
Tim - 5 Sep 2003 17:48

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