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Address: 105 Charterhouse Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6HR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38411) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Barbican (0.2 miles), Farringdon (0.2 miles), St. Pauls (0.4 miles)

Nearest DLR station Bank (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.2 miles), London Barbican (0.2 miles), City Thameslink (0.5 miles)

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user reviews of Smithfield Tavern, Smithfield

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A few doors down from The Fox and Anchor is The Smithfield Tavern, a longish single room pub that stretches back quite a way inside and hence is much roomier than it immediately appears from the outside.

The pub sign and the trademark green tinged leaded windows tell us that this was a former Charringtons pub, as does the mahogany bar back. Much woodwork, fine chandeliers and a burgundy ceiling create quite a homely traditional feel, which is not compromised too much by the inevitable modern touches such as several sofas and flowers on the tables in champagne bottles.

The pub holds film nights on Monday evenings and classics such as the Ladykillers have recently been screened. Live jazz is on Tuesdays.

A sandwich board on the pavement outside was advertising a happy hour between 4 and 7 pm, when all ale was 2 per pint. Unfortunately, my recent visit fell outside those times and I had to pay 3.40p for a rather moderate pint of Doom Bar, served in a Bombardier branded glass. Jennings Cumberland Ale was also on. I didn't detect much, if any, commitment or interest in real ale.

I found this to be a pleasant, if rather average, pub and not one that's crying out for a re-visit.
JohnBonser - 17 Aug 2010 09:16
Went here last night as the one just up the road was unbelievably busy (and I didn't fancy battling through the queues)

This place was dead, and after going for a pint there, I'm not surprised! It smelt of puke, and the nearer you got to the screen and toiler (urine).

It's unbelievably average, with average beer, average glasses, average service....

the only thing that wasn't average was the price, which was just shy of 4 a pint! That's pretty ridiculous considering there are pubs like the Castle etc round the corner (where we subsequently moved on to) that have a much tastier and broader range of beers on tap, for less cash

Won't be going back here. There's far too much a choice of pubs in the area to waste any more cash in this one.

Harvor - 25 Feb 2010 09:25
Deep single roomed pub with a fairly narrow street frontage. The place gave the impression of being a bit dishevelled to me with a wide variety of chairs and tables - some of the tables were clearly too low for seating comfortably at even with low stools.

4 pumps but only Bombardier and County Perry on offer which seems pretty poor for this area to me.

This is not a bad pub but there are a number of better offerings within 10 minutes walk.
murgatroyd - 22 Dec 2009 00:41
Fab pub in good location - easy staggering distance to Farringdon tube after a good night out ! - nice decor, warm atmosphere, great food... Definitely recommended :)
boozychick1 - 14 Dec 2009 15:26

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