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The Peacock, Tower Hill

An avid darts player, I have decided to comment of all the Pubs I have played in recently.

This I would say is a true darts venue. Great (Blade 3) Boards (4), all well presented and lit, each fitted with Winmau Electronic Scoring. We had spent some time here and were disappointed when the staff pointed out there was a match starting at 6, fearing the worst we started to pack up, until the staff pointed out that there where more boards upstairs and even helped us carry out chattels and goods. A lovely little games area is to be found on the first floor, well lit and equipped.

It was good to see some local ale on the bar, which it must be said was delightful and cheap for the area, also and not the norm for the area, Ringwood Best Bitter, which was in excellent form. CAMRA discounts are available too, though not too well advertised! The only remark I can make of the previous posts is we found the staff lovely, helpful and all speak English, whilst we did not try the Doom Bar, having had it elsewhere, did PJH just hit the end of the barrel and not have the foresight to point it out?

All over one of the best venues we had been in. Welcoming, exceptionally clean, though a bit of paint here and there would not go a miss. Great ales at good prices and as the evening wore on, as others have said, it just got busier and busier.

8 Jun 2010 14:18

Ye Three Lords, Aldgate

Nearly not worth a comment. But, No, No, No. Never again. Overpriced and a dreadful pint.

8 Jun 2010 14:06

The Ship, Tower Hill

An avid darts player, I have decided to comment of all the Pubs I have played in recently.

Couldn’t actually see the Board, someone pointed out that it is upstairs, but the staff were rather unwilling to allow us to use it. Why bother having it?

Reasonable enough beer, expensive though a pretty average selection, nothing which grabs you.

All in all, an OK little place, though as has been said before, they could clean up more often.

8 Jun 2010 14:04

The Zeppelin Shelter, Whitechapel

An avid darts player, I have decided to comment of all the Pubs I have played in recently.

The Board is in reasonable nick, but yet another terrible throw, do people just hang boards on the wall in a hope nobody will notice how badly they are positioned?

Strangely decorated theme Pub with eastern euro uninterested staff. Clean enough, but the beer was some of the worst I have tasted.

Worth avoiding more than revisiting.

8 Jun 2010 13:59

The Scarborough Arms, Whitechapel

An avid darts player, I have decided to comment of all the Pubs I have played in recently.

The Board is in reasonable nick, but the throw itself if terrible, more than once I nearly hit someone returning from the loo. I have heard there are Match Boards upstairs though I have no idea what they are like as it was closed off.

Cheap though very uninspiring ale and as has been said previously, the glasses could do with throwing away. Cheer staff, which given the general state of the place is hard to believe.

Another venue which does not inspire a return visit.

8 Jun 2010 13:54

The Still and Star, Aldgate

An avid darts player, I have decided to comment of all the Pubs I have played in recently.

It is, as others have said, a scruffy little boozer.

The Board is in reasonable nick, but the throw itself if awful, who on earth put it there. Seems to me like they just wanted a board up and never considered people may want to use it.

The beer is well priced for the area, and of an reasonable standard. The staff are English, but seem far to focussed on their regulars to care about visitors.

Aa poor darts venue with nothing that inspires return.

8 Jun 2010 13:49

The Duke of Somerset, Aldgate

Unworthy of a comment.

Try a lot harder and then some.

8 Jun 2010 13:44

The Mail Coach, Bishopsgate

An avid darts player, I have decided to comment of all the Pubs I have played in recently.

Nice, but sadly underground venue.

The Boards are in poor condition and chalk scarce.

The beer is very well priced for the area, and of an adequate standard. Generally well presented, clean and well kept. The staff could be a little more enthusiastic though.

All in all, a mid-range drink, but a poor darts venue. Seems OK if you wish to hide from the Sun! I fear a place that has had its day.

8 Jun 2010 13:41

The Porters Lodge, Monument

An avid darts player, I have decided to comment of all the Pubs I have played in recently.

I all honesty, whilst they may proclaim to be the city’s Darts venue, this is by far one of the poorest Pubs I have entered.

The boards are of an average standard; some having seen better days than others. The throws not particularly well lit and the scorers may well be electronic, but only just.

The beer is cheap, but still not worth paying for and the glasses very grubby. In fact, generally, the Pub is dirty beyond belief, leaving you not wanting to lean on the bar. The toilets would be better suited to some 1970s unattended Public Gents, complete with wiff and overflowing urinal, I do hate getting damp when peeing.

A very poor show indeed.

I have a feeling the Blonde commentor must work there or be paid by the management.

8 Jun 2010 13:37

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