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Penderel's Oak
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Address: 283-288 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7HJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 59) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Chancery Lane (0.2 miles), Holborn (0.2 miles), Temple (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.5 miles), City Thameslink (0.6 miles), Blackfriars (0.7 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 120 users)
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Reasonable spoons nestling close to the legal district of Lincolns Inn. The pub pays homage to the legal tradition of the area by having bookshelves lined with legal textbooks and directories such as the slightly outdated Legal 500 2007 edition. Now I am sure this is just for show as I cannot imagine that too many high flying barristers would be preparing a big case sitting there next to the proletariat enjoying the beer and a burger deal.

Pub itself is cannot really be faulted. It has the usual spoons atmosphere but nothing that warrants complaining about. Staff are fairly efficient (although I've always been when it's fairly empty) and beer range is quite varied with some interesting guest ales on when I last visited.

There is also a small patio garden out back which is fairly unusual for Central London spoons and is quite nice when the sun is out.

Nothing spectacular (it's a spoons) but nothing that will stop me returning at some point when I'm passing.
BeerGutt - 28 Sep 2015 21:03
Open on a Sunday, which if you are coming via the City is a blessing since most of the pubs appear to be closed around here. Fairly bland Wetherspoons but it serves good ale and there's plenty of space. This would be a good pub for down-at-heal lawyers to prepare for a case if the power went off in their office if they couldn't afford the electricity bill.
Richard_ReadingFC - 28 Sep 2015 11:46
Decent JDW; not much choice but what they do is fine. Clean, well-looked after, the staff are efficient and the toilets are original.
djw - 9 Jun 2015 23:02
A curved shaped pub with a low ceiling and subdued lighting which gives you the feeling you're in a library. Several rows of books only add to the impression.
There are various sections including a beer garden.
The choice of beers was a little disappointing with Greene King, London Pride, Abbot and Doombar all on offer. However there was also Mauldoons Bronze Adder, Titanic Desert Hero and Arkells Kingsdown.
I had the Adder and the Desert Hero both of which were very drinkable.
It was mid afternoon when I visited the pub and there was a pleasing lack of the usual Spoons all day drinkers. In fact it was pretty peaceful!
The toilets are downstairs . Both the stairway and the toilets themselves have wood panelled walls and the layout of the urinals is original.

outtamehead - 7 Apr 2015 08:23
Saturday evening, good range of ales, not too many suits or lost tourists. Overall a good'un.
Aztecgoat - 21 Oct 2014 17:36

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