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Lord John Russell
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Address: 91 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 562) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Russell Square (0.2 miles), King's Cross St. Pancras (0.4 miles), Euston (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London St Pancras (0.3 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.4 miles), London Kings Cross (0.5 miles)

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I have been using this pub for about 20 years, I can't imagine any of the bar staff trying to pull a stunt like that with a ready poured flat pint , the landlord would never allow it !!!
ALBEERT - 20 Apr 2015 15:17
I used to work locally, and would pop in for a Deuchars IPA
at lunchtime if it was sunny.
One day when I asked for a Deuchars it was as flat as any beer I have
ever seen. When I said " can you pour another the barman said NO !

On the final time I went to this pub and asked for Deuchars the bar person
reached behind her, and opened a cold shelf , pulled out a flat beer
and plonked, not placed it ,on the counter. I suggested she should pour the beer
from the tap, she refused !!
I walked out, and as far as I am concerned if that's the level of customer service
at this pub , I can only assume their customers are passing trade
who are easily pleased.
Leftinthepub44 - 20 Mar 2015 15:58
As a visitor to the UK I do my best to debunk myths of Australian behaviour & try to live to the rule of not saying anything if its not complimentary. But this pub tested me. A nice pint of Deuchars IPA, 3.55, and a pleasant if uncommunicative bar person were the good bits. A squarish room, tables & chairs, bog standard pub. But the customers! They all seemed related to each other and included small children who ran rampant indoors & out, perhaps obeying my silent plea to go play in the traffic. Parental control was non existent, then volcanic, and peace only came when electronic pacifiers were issued. I necked the pint & left quickly. Life is too short, and good pubs too plentiful, to dwell on the occasional bad apple.
Queenslander - 26 Aug 2014 23:10
After that disgraceful incident yesterday eve, I promise that myself , or my husband

shall never frequent this establishment again.

Rudest, untrained, uneducated bar staff I have ever born witness to.
.yamato - 20 Dec 2013 13:15
I was having a quiet drink in here last night, just going along minding my own business. I have been coming here after work for a quick couple of pints for the past two and a half years. The beer has always been in truly excellent condition and the place including the toilets are kept in a clean fashion.
However, the bar man last night was extremely stroppy and rude, f-wording this under his breath and c-word this clearly aimed at a group of men who were quietly having a few drinks at a table. It appears because they only purchased one bottle of wine and several half pints of something in perhaps the hour they were there the barman loudly went over to them and told them to leave as they were taking up a table. Taking up a table? The place was hardly busy and there were many empty tables! One of the chaps came up to the bar and asked for the manager. If the man who appeared was the manager then that is surprising as his torrent of abuse was just as rude as the barman.
I have never ever witnessed such outrageous and disgusting behaviour aimed towards a paying patron in any establishment.
And they obviously do not need the money. I sincerely hope that the business finds a time where it slumps into financial difficulty and all the rents, rates, and utility bills pile up and the business closes. What else could possibly teach such
petulant and contemptuous people a lesson.
I for one will never return and I shall be certain to spread the word among my work colleagues who occasionally frequent this place.
AndyFraser - 20 Dec 2013 12:51

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