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Address: 93, Leonard St, London, EC2A 4RD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3837) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Old Street (0.3 miles), Liverpool Street (0.5 miles), Shoreditch (0.5 miles)

Nearest DLR station Bank (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Old Street (0.3 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.4 miles), Moorgate (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.9/10 (rated by 38 users)
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user reviews of the Griffin, Shoreditch

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Not to be mistaken with the Griffin on Clerkenwell Road.
Selly - 15 Feb 2017 19:38
Has reopened after a refurbishment. Beers on the expensive side ranging from £4.40 to £7 a pint. Not many recognisable brands to be seen. No food apart from expensive 'nibbles'. Reasonable bar staff and the place was quiet when i visited. Apart from the cost of beer, the place seemed reasonable.
Was told by the bar staff that the place has no telephone, so ignore any phone numbers you might see for here.
enyap - 28 Jan 2017 21:34
Possibly the filthiest, most disgusting pub in Britain. AVOID.
AWandCG - 23 Mar 2014 19:36
Is this the worst pub in London? It's certainly up there. I've been to the Griffin many times over the years 'for a laugh' but I think that following my most recent visit, the laughter has to end now.

The beer tasted rank.
The whole pub smelt of the toilets.
The toilets have only got worse over the years (and they started bad).
The pool table has been replaced by what looks like a scale model of the Battle of the Somme.
The bar staff will try and rip you off if they think you're drunk enough (I wasn't).
The bouncer seems to be ex-Stasi, not letting anyone into the pub after 11pm - especially those with drinks, coats or friends inside.

And, the icing on the cake - there was a fight! An actual stand-up, glass-smashing, blood-splattering fight. It's been a while since I've seen on of these in London but the Griffin came through. The bouncer was nowhere to be seen of course.

So if you're an arch-ironist or a masochist then this is the place for you. Otherwise steer clear.
rebwoac - 10 Oct 2011 11:36
Traditional corner pub with lots of interesting features, but badly underlit (presumably to hid the tatty furniture and moth-eaten flooring). Quite an alternative selection on the jukebox and an upstairs function room for regular live music. Three handpumps - Pride (cheap before 6pm), Wandle (at �3.20) and one with a reversed clip. Curious sort of place, but it certainly has a bit of character.
rpadam - 10 Mar 2010 23:31

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