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This pub is now shut
carlos1234 - 19 Apr 2015 12:18
Very much open on Saturday 12 April. Lovely, old fashioned pub. Friendly barmaid and customers. Popped in as part of a Regent's Canal/Primrose Hill pub walk. Would visit again as it has lots of character. Its future is looking better than most anticipated (for the time being at least) due to strong reaction from locals and the general public and planning permission to convert the pub to residential housing was withdrawn on 17 January.
rjb1973 - 18 Apr 2014 10:09
its closing down as stated in the evening standard on tuesday 101213
pubcrawler2010 - 12 Dec 2013 16:40
Pleasant enough pub, nice welcome.
Deuchars in good condition.
Snacks ok
pick_e_tippler - 31 Dec 2011 10:33
Nice place tucked away in a backstreet just north of Regent's Park. Popped in for a quick pint last night. Only IPA was on with another tap out of use. People inside seemed to be having a decent chat and others were enjoying the outside seating. Has a homemade pizza menu too at reasonable prices. I've read reviews saying that St.John's Wood has no decent pubs but this place would suggest otherwise.
DuchyBoy - 9 Jun 2011 11:02
I don't think I'd ever ventured into this part of St John's Wood before. I found a pleasant pub in a rather nice middle class enclave of London. Two real ales were on - Deuchars IPA & Fullers London Pride. The bar is split into two separate parts, which are separated by a screen. One half is dark with black and white pictures and a coin collection. The other is brighter and more modern, with a couple of fruit machines, a games machine, a foldaway big screen. However, the old tiled fireplace was a nice feature. An outside patio was proving popular with sun worshippers yesterday, whilst inside horse racing was being shown on the TV.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Jun 2010 18:30
Its lovely to see pride taken in a pub! This one is spotless and welcoming.
I think the owner likes Elvis! Good selection of drinks too. Well worth a stop in.
Shocks - 21 Mar 2010 22:07
Lovely local pub.
No pretensions, just gets all the little things right:
o Beers always in good condition and served at right temperature.
o Glasses are always spotless
o Pub is immaculately clean
o Staff are friendly and welcoming
o (In my experience) Serves the best kept Guinness in London

No food.
2 wines: White & Red!
Good sized patio at front for sunny days / smoking.

Jon_Murray - 27 Sep 2009 18:51
Cosy enough old-fashioned looking Toby joint. Must admit, didn't check whether is now M&B or freehouse. Visited on a rainy Thursday lunchtime.

RAs on were Pride (could be better), and Flowers IPA (not bad). Service was reasonable. Better than a couple of the other pubs around, but wouldnt rave about it. 6/10 I think.
Mercurial - 16 May 2008 12:39
Very average Bass house. Less packed then Duke of York on Cricket dates. Ok for a quick pint but nothing more
TheHorsesMouth - 9 Jul 2007 12:35
Stayed for a drink when I picked up my sozzled other half, post cricket at Lords on Sunday.
I see what lipster means comparing it to the Queen Vic!
A refreshingly nice place to go for a drink or few, away from the other trendified pubs nearby. Friendly & comfortable...
NWLondon_Girl - 3 Jul 2007 19:55
Cute lil pub, filled with cricket gooers with Lourdes down the road. Friednly staff and the only place not overly packed on a week night, nice outdoor seating and easy way to pass an afternoon.
anonymous - 20 Sep 2006 16:42
The dog portrait is scary, especially after a few beers!

Nice enough pub with a good atmosphere - even on a Sunday evening. I'm convinced the layout (and some of the punters) were the inspiration for the Queen Vic in Eastenders; but I might be alone on this as my drinking partners didn't necessarily agree..
lipster - 17 Jul 2006 11:50
Great pub. Went in for one after work and ended up leaving when the chairs were being put on the tables. Cheap drinks, friendly staff and well worth a visit.
Chief - 14 Dec 2005 15:59
Nice friendly pub, good caffreys, cheapest in the area and it has a wonderful picture of a dog in a suit.

Elvisly yours.
its_too_hot - 24 Nov 2005 16:50
Yeah, a lovely pub. The Bass is a bit bland, and the jukebox a bit ropey, but have easily passed a few hours here.
travis - 11 Oct 2004 16:45
Great pub. the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is warm. Definately a good place to whittle away an evening
Phil - 30 Apr 2004 21:51
Excellent pub, my local and its takes a good night out to move me from it. Good locals and great atmosphere although the beer selection is average I am not a picky man. Also a corner store just outside for emergencies.
Brent - 28 Apr 2004 21:41
This is such a nice friendly pub. The landlady remembered me from having visited a few times previously which was so nice. The decor is lovely, very traditional and very well co ordinated. The cleanest pub I have ever been in. Big thumbs up
anonymous - 23 Oct 2003 00:04
lots of funny old men. small, with lovely atmophere.
anonymous - 17 May 2003 21:43

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