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Address: 58 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RW [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31520) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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A once magnifiscent pub robbed of all its charm following the change in direction by Youngs/Wells. Such a shame. As Blur once said 'modern life is rubbish'. Probably appeals to the masses.
baggydave - 28 Apr 2016 10:34
Traditional pub opposite the river - sounds great. Unfortunately there isn't much view of the river from the ground floor; it's obscured by Millbank, a major road, and a building site. You can see the MI5 building though.
Despite being a traditional pub, there isn't much atmosphere and the layout and furnishings are unremarkable. On this visit, the service was lazy and less than friendly.
It seems that the criteria for entry is that you be upper-middle class at a minimum, with a braying voice to match, otherwise expect you-don't-belong-here looks.
Worst of all are the prices: £10.90 for a pint of Kronenberg and a medium house red (wine). Extortionate!
Subterraneo - 31 Mar 2014 11:43
Interesting place, food was standard
MarioLG - 12 Jan 2014 14:19
A traditional, street corner pub alongside the Thames path. It's a slightly unusual in that it's something of a wedge shape rather than completely square owing to the geography of the roads that it is on. It's a two room pub with the main bar being at the front and a smaller room behind. Apparently the pub's cellars form part of an old tunnel network that was used to transport convicts on to Thames barges prior to deportation to Australia.

The dcor is a rather sombre shade of burgundy paint-work, although with somewhat lighter ceilings where there are two very large, candelabra type light fittings. There is brown carpet at the front with old wooden flooring at the rear. The wood panelled bar counter is unusual in having a curved brass plate running around the bottom. Whether this is decorative, or to prevent it from getting kicked, I'm not sure. A few locals pictures hung on the walls and there was a pile of board games on a shelf. Staff were friendly and helpful. The rear room was smaller and had a few high tables with some red, velvet covered bench seating and a small domed window in the ceiling.

The food menu was a decent pub grub offering, with a good choice of mains including some with smaller portion sizes available at lunch time, jackets, sandwiches and a few tapas style dishes. Most of the mains were around the 8 - 10 mark, and we enjoyed the dishes that we had.

Young's dominated the beer line-up, with their Bitter, Special, London Gold and Bombardier. The guest on this occasion was Rucking Mole. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately. Prices seemed a little step at 8.45 for two pints.
Blackthorn - 8 Oct 2011 19:21
I recently went there with a friend, who are both Orientals. We were nearly refused the service because we didn't have our passports with us to verify our age (we just went for a bit of a walk as it was a sunny day), despite of the fact that I'm 28 and my friend is an old-looking 29 years old with white hair on his head! I have lived in the UK for 10 years and have never felt that I was subject to this much discrimination. There were many young looking white people drinking at the pub when we were there but no one but us was asked for id.

what a waste of a nice location.
sooz12 - 10 Apr 2011 20:31

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