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London pub and bar guide

Here's a guide to the pubs and bars of London - good or bad, we bring you the most talked about venues and the places you have to visit at least once. We've included a few user reviews, to give you an idea of what to expect when you get there. Or you can follow the links to see full details and all reviews for each pub.

The Bree Louise, Euston

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Address: 69 Cobourg Street, London, NW1 2HH
Phone: 020 7681 4930
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Nearest tube stations: Euston (0.1 miles), Euston Square (0.1 miles), Warren Street (0.2 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Euston (0.2 miles), London St Pancras (0.5 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.6 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Feels like a genuine local although service can be a bit hit or miss depending on who serves you.
A massive range of beers many of which are of the less common variety. Experience has found the beers from the pump are fine whereas the ales from the barrels behind the bar are more hit and miss.
More down to earth than some of the other nearby pubs sadly its future is in doubt due to the creation of the HS2 route.
30 Jul 2017 06:21
Little point in writing a review of this, my last visit.

Come November 2017, it will be the first notable victim of HS2.

Used to be my regular stopping off point before travelling home until I found the Doric Arch.

A real beer house - with half a dozen on pump and another dozen on gravity fed behind the bar. Not a fan of the gravity fed system, so I always went for a pump.

It was the place I discovered Titantic Plum Porter.

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3 Jul 2017 15:20
Visited the Bree Louise last Saturday, agree with some previous comments, a well worn Pub and a strange table layout but great selection of ales, excellent staff and a good outside seating area. Toilets were dire but nothing that a good clean and paint would not put right. It is a London thing to have great pubs with really bad toilets.

All in all, if in the area call in.
7 Mar 2017 16:26

The Flying Scotsman, Caledonian Road

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Address: 4 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DU
Phone: 020 7837 8271
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Nearest tube stations: King's Cross St. Pancras (0.1 miles), Euston (0.6 miles), Russell Square (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Kings Cross (0.1 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.1 miles), London St Pancras (0.2 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

They do say you should never meet 'legends' as you'll only be disappointed - mind you nowhere as disappointed as I was with my pint in this place and the reaction from the ignorant and clueless barman on Friday afternoon. The other staff have always been pleasant and tend to change pints. The character in question obviously had no understanding of ale and was severely lacking any customer service skills. All most of us want is a decent pint in reasonable surroundings it just seems to becoming increasingly difficult to find that.
11 Feb 2018 13:30
Interesting to have missed the legendary Snarling Mallard by a day - and interesting too that another cove had a similar complaint about a pint overturned by the barman. My own experience was much more positive with a smoked porter going down a treat and it was a decent stop off near to the main station and not too busy despite there being egg chasing on the telly.
11 Feb 2018 12:08
Caught it on a bad day today - the barman was too engrossed in some Scotch a bloke at the bar was giving them to try to give a shit about customer issues. I bought a pint of West Berkshire's Good Old Boy which was murky as the Thames. All I got from the know it all barman was bullshit about it being an unfiltered barrel. Well why not tell people as I expected a nice clear pint (as do the people who brew it - West Berskhire brewery confirmed that Good Old Boy should be served clear).

No wonder this place is usually empty - if you like ale this this place a very wide berth.
9 Feb 2018 18:45

Kings Stores, Bishopsgate

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Address: 14 Widegate Street, London, E1 7HP
Phone: 020 7247 4089
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Nearest tube stations: Liverpool Street (0.2 miles), Aldgate (0.3 miles), Aldgate East (0.3 miles)

Nearest DLR stations: Tower Gateway (0.6 miles), Bank (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Liverpool Street (0.2 miles), Fenchurch Street (0.5 miles), Moorgate (0.5 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Popped in again a week or so ago. A Greene King pub but one with a large variety of real ales. Redemption Rock the Kazbek, Bedlam IPA, & Truman Swift were some of those available alongside Greene King IPA.
A large corner pub with bare floorboards, a dining area and a separate function room upstairs.
Despite being busy service was prompt.
30 Jul 2017 05:32
Was a bit concerned about this one being a GK pub actually it was quite impressive. Decent size with some good ales on, and only one GK, the IPA. I had an Aylesbury Brewing Company mild from the selection of 6. Several more unusual brewers featured and a range of beer styles too. Good service too.
8 Jul 2017 17:05
Greene King pub on a street corner in an area of narrow streets. Despite being a Greene King pub, only their IPA was on. So there is a decent range of guests - Aylesbury Brewhouse Company Supersymmetry, Bedlam Porter, Trumans Swift & G2 Orion. Only a stone's throw from Liverpool Street station. So it may be quieter than other local pubs. Worth knowing about.
23 Apr 2017 11:59

The Royal George, Euston

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Address: 8-14 Eversholt St, London, NW1 1DG
Phone: 020 7387 2431
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Nearest tube stations: Euston (0.1 miles), Euston Square (0.1 miles), King's Cross St. Pancras (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations: London Euston (0.2 miles), London St Pancras (0.3 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.4 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Have been coming in here on and off for years mainly to watch sport; has always probably as right next to Euston station been pretty busy down the years for Liverpool games (my team).

It has tidied itself up somewhat down the years. Less scruffy and probably less rowdy/loud as well. The beer quality has also improved quite a lot down the years. Always been happy with the service in here as well.

That said I am surprised it is in the GBG as well. Beer quality is reasonable, and range OK in my view; neither are amazing though. I also can't go above 6/10 as the prices are I agree taking the piss now for the sort of pub this is.

Doric Arch and Bree Louise are certainly better pubs in the area; for the sport/football to me it's a 50/50 between here and the Euston Flyer (which is no cheaper really beer price wise than here) in the area.
3 Jul 2017 16:32
The GBG throws up some surprises. Just how did a Chainy Greene King get in the Bible?

It had two extra beers over the usual Greene King range - and I went for a decent Sambrooks Junction but didn't appreciate paying £4.95 for the privilege.

Music far too loud, chainy feel and much better options in the area.

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3 Jul 2017 15:24
Lovely Veggie fish and chips here. Good pub, nice ales but at times terrible staff and a real lack of sitting space. Too busy most evenings.
22 Mar 2017 17:11

The Nelson, Wood Green

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Address: 232-234, High Rd, Wood Green, London, N22 8HH
Phone: 020 8889 1697
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Nearest tube stations: Wood Green (0 miles), Turnpike Lane (0.7 miles), Bounds Green (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations: Alexandra Palace (0.4 miles), Bowes Park (0.8 miles), Hornsey (0.8 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Still a pub.Decent Ale,well kept.But over priced.£4 for a Doombar??
7 Aug 2017 12:30
Open again under new management. Late opening hours, happy hour 5-7 Mon - Thurs, new DJ at the weekend. A work in progress.
26 Jun 2017 14:36
Last day for this place. Been sold, possibly a trendy bar/Diner type place. It was the best pub in N22,such a shame. Another one bites the dust. I hear the palmerston in Tottenham is going as well.
Why is it always the decent pubs with decent locals
29 May 2017 16:11

Greystoke, Ealing

Address: 7 Queens Parade Queens, Hanger Lane, Ealing, London, W5 3HU
Phone: 02089976388
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Nearest tube stations: North Ealing (0.1 miles), West Acton (0.5 miles), Ealing Common (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations: Ealing Broadway (0.5 miles), Acton Main Line (1.1 miles), West Ealing (1.4 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Can't find any connection with "You Jane, me Tarzan" and all that, but there's a nice pint to be had here.
15 May 2017 15:57
Very smart looking pub with a wide range of well kept ales. Gives the impression of been a well run establishment offering pretty much all you could want in a local. Good place.
27 Mar 2017 17:10
Still very much a locals pub, but OK to while away an hour with a fair pint and a reasonable bite to eat.

Oh, too many TVs for my liking, but not for some it seems.
25 Aug 2016 22:06

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