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Ryans Bar
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Address: 56 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2926) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Blackfriars (0.1 miles), St. Pauls (0.2 miles), Mansion House (0.4 miles)

Nearest DLR station Bank (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations City Thameslink (0.1 miles), Blackfriars (0.2 miles), Farringdon (0.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 37 users)
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Now closed ....and it's really not hard to see why !
Cover_Point - 27 Jul 2010 09:02
It's OK. I think I mainly like it from the olden days... it's the crowd that makes this place more than the service/decor/lager/cleanliness/toilets.
RiseburyCrisis - 14 Dec 2009 12:51
Poor. As in poor beer selection, poorly kept beer when there is anything actually on. Poor atmosphere, just poor in general. There are far too many better pubs in the area. Don't bother with this one.
Zaphod - 7 Sep 2009 09:31
I've visited this bar and the beer is not nice. It doesn't taste 'right' and a couple were served in dirty glasses. - Surely the most important thing for a pub is to get the beer right??

There are other pubs within minutes walk with far more reliable quality so probably best to avoid...

By the way, when (and only when) the beer is sorted, the place needs to decide whether it's an Irish bar, a tapas bar or a sports bar (the current slightly odd mix of the 3 doesn't seem to be working!) and refurb the interior accordingly.
JB2 - 7 Sep 2009 08:51
spanirish (11 Mar 2008 17:14), as you're so bent on promoting your own place here, why don't you point out it's now called "El Ryans"? Perhaps because it sounds silly?

I've been here a few times as I've some friends working across the street who are too lazy to go elsewhere (their words). I have seen it pre and post 'refurb' (Yes, it really does look the same).

It's a massive underutilized undecorated space with despondent eastern European bar maids; owner's a nice guy; but I truly don't really 'get' the whole Spanish Irish thing. Is it because you wanted to serve tapas but everyone wanted you to still serve the same beers? In any case, it doesn't work, and besides, the place doesn't visually reflect the theme. Though I'm not certain what a Spanish Irish place would look like anyway.

Beer selection nothing special; EXTORTIONATE prices as well; I cannot make out where the extra � is going to.

skyfyre - 6 Jun 2009 10:32

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