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Previously called: Hogshead

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Address: 11-16 Dering Streey, Mayfair, London, W1S 1AR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3480) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Bond Street (0.2 miles), Oxford Circus (0.2 miles), Green Park (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations London Marylebone (1 mile), London Charing Cross (1.1 miles), London Euston (1.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.4/10 (rated by 14 users)
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considering the area and the type of place it is, it aint too bad!

we go in there for lunch at least once a month and the food is good (although a tad on the expensive side, what can you expect for the area?!) beer is also good.

atmosphere is relaxed and friendly but can get a bit lively as the beer flows!

overall, good place and worth a visit
londonloon - 8 May 2012 11:11
Do you know, Bonds is not such a bad bar really. On paper it doesn't bode well for sports-friendly bar just of Oxford Street. But it's quite nice inside, decked out in a fairly typical city centre bar style (high stools and tables, sofas and all that). It's a good size for a group. It was pretty busy with a sort-of late 20s - early 30s age crowd in. Toliets were fine. Typical bar food available too - looked alright.

There are loads of TVs showing whatever is on really (Premiership followed by Serie A followed by La Liga when I went), but if you're not interested then it's not that intrusive. I've heard that Bonds is popular with Chelsea fans, so that's either reason to go or stay away when they play.

Beer wise, usual suspects of Peroni, Guinness, Becks, Strongbow and a few others. On the ale front there were two seasonals of Adnams "Ghost Ship" (4.5%) and Greene King "Gangly Ghoul" (4.2%). Ghost Ship is amber coloured, interesting and quite drinkable. Gangly Ghoul is a bit too nutty for my taste, but absolutely fine. I think both beers were in the 3.60 range.

My last comment is about the staff. For a change and amazingly for a place like this, the staff were excellent. Friendly, quick and sensible. I even had my pint topped up unprompted!

Bonds is never going to be some sort of quiet local to pop into for a cheeky half, but all in all, it's actually not that bad. 7
Goldings - 23 Oct 2011 15:13
Bonds. Sounds expensive, doesn't it? Well trust me it is. You will come out of there wondering where all your money has gone once the penny drops and you realise how pricey this pub really is. The bar staff have no idea on how to pour a pint of guiness. They just pour it to the top without allowing it to settle. Their pints are never quite full, leaving a good inch or two gap from the top. For three drinks, please don't hand over a tenner otherwise you will appear to be a skint flint.

Go in there on a friday & you will be surrounded by people dressed up in suits who think they've just done a day's work in the city. Probably more like a done a day's work in a department store.

It's a noisy & well over priced pub. You can do better by going elsewhere.
white_van_man - 5 Oct 2008 10:56
Now 'Bonds', An improvement on the Hogshead.
anonymous - 23 Mar 2007 12:09
Ahh, the Hogshead...!!
A welcome hostelry for a mid-week pint!
It has a casual atmosphere, its a kinda Sports Bar, with Tv's showing footy/rugby/whatever sport is on! Mainly wooden tables & chairs (comfy sofa by the window, but that's always taken!) clean & tidy. A 'younger' clientele, but that doesn't make it a bad bar. I'm fast approaching mid-age (!) and i luv the Hogshead! It gets me away from all the Oxford Street and Regent St. mayhem! Have a welcome drink in the 'Hog' and if you feel too old in there, nip outside, directly opposite is a nice little boozer, The Duke of York, which maybe more to your taste..! TJ
TeeJay - 25 Jul 2006 21:38

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