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The Walkabout, Embankment - pub details

Previously called: Shoeless Joe's

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Address: Temple Place, London, WC2R 2PH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 91) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Temple (0 miles), Embankment (0.5 miles), Blackfriars (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Blackfriars (0.5 miles), City Thameslink (0.5 miles), London Waterloo East (0.5 miles)

Chain: Walkabout

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Just been here absolutely shambolic dump two staff on, with less than the IQ of an Aussie flip flop between them.

20 minute wait for two overpriced pints served in nasty plastic glasses, first and very definitely last visit. Now in a proper pub The George on the Strand.
alan58 - 4 Sep 2016 18:51
I just got back from Walkabout just now, and my only thought is "fucking hell"! I am around for the worst bar ever. In all of this vast world, of all the bars there have ever been, and all the bars there ever will be, I can safely say that I was around for the worst of all time. What a time to be alive!

You lot must be the only bar to ever be too scared to back up your own prizes in a pub quiz. Every other pub I've been too will let you spend the fucking bar tab you've won on the night. Not walkabout though, they're happy to let you book a few weeks in advance for a few hours slot in which you can spend it. Scumbags.

As soon as you use such phrases as "Terms and Conditions" and "Small Print" to debate a fucking pub quiz prize you know you've gone too far. Not only that, but it said fuck all about not spending the bar tab on the night on the small print, so you're not only scumbags but also lying scumbags.

Also, the terms your bumfluff manager used to convince us of your strategy were absolutely appalling. "If we make you come back another day to spend your bar tab, your more likely to spend some extra money on top of that, so we'll make more".

Oh brilliant, I was worried that your bullshit policy was completely nonsensical, but now I see that it was so you could squeeze even more money out of your customer, I guess it's fair enough. You're customer relations are superb.

You can forget me or any of my friends ever spending a penny in your shit establishments ever again.

Also, fair enough your deep fat fryers being down; these things happen. But not telling your customers when they order a burger meal that they can't get any chips, instead giving them a tiny dish of lettuce for no discount is yet another scummy thing to do. Sums up this shit hole. Profit first, customer a distant last.
walkaboutisshit - 20 Jun 2015 00:12
(ps, I've been a British Soldier for nearly twenty one years, and the last person I expected to speak to me like that was a Polish bouncer ("bounce being the operative word) on my own turf.....) Nuff said, avoid this dump.)
greg1 - 5 Apr 2014 23:46
Went with the missus to watch the rugby and was hoping for a warm "Aussie welcome".......A big fat polish bouncer on the door insulted us by trying to take the piss....about turn, and out the door. My first and last visit to this hole......
greg1 - 5 Apr 2014 23:41
I went to this pub on Sunday afternoon for a pint. It was really busy - I was told that this was unusual. Loads of TVs on the walls for various sports. I didn't think this was too bad. It's a place for watching sport on TV or nipping into for a pint (it's along the Embankment). Expensive, but then all Central London pubs are IMO.

This was my first visit here. I don't know how I never noticed this place before.
hertsboy - 9 Apr 2013 11:43

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