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The Prince Albert, Camden

The beer, black sheep, was good here but the food left much to be desired. Old, reheated and over cooked with poor, grumpy service . Shame as it is a good location and nice building. G

9 Jul 2011 21:52

The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby, New Cross

Our second visit was as as good as the first. The London Pride was delicious and our meal was from fresh ingredients cooked to order. So many places now seem to pre cook the food and just fry or reheat to serve. Both times at the Telegraph we have had very well cooked meals at a reasonable price.

We live miles away but will definitely be going back regularly to drink and eat. It is a treat to get good beer, fresh food and a relaxing atmosphere in well thought out surroundings.

Probably not original bar back but obviously old and rescued from another pub of old. The church pews are attractive and the large map blends in well.

All the pubs in this group are lovingly restored and on the whole serve good beer but alas this is the only one with decent food. A real gem.

17 Jul 2010 09:22

The Londesborough, Stoke Newington

Our visit tonight for dinner was a big disappointment. The beer was very good but the food was very poor.

Over cooked, old oil tasting chips. Battered fish even Captain Birdseye would reject and odd tasting peas that were mashed (not mushy). A pie with a very under cooked, limp crust and gloopy innards served with 'Smash' like mash. The only redeeming feature was the perfectly cooked broccoli.

Only beer for us in this place from now on. At the prices they are charging there is no excuse it could be so much better.

27 Apr 2010 22:06

The Londesborough, Stoke Newington

Our visit tonight for dinner was a big disappointment. The beer was very good but the food was very poor.

Over cooked, old oil tasting chips. Battered fish even Captain Birdseye would reject and odd tasting peas that were mashed (not mushy). A pie with a very under cooked, limp crust and gloopy innards served with 'Smash' like mash. The only redeeming feature was the perfectly cooked broccoli.

Only beer for us in this place from now on. At the prices they are charging there is no excuse it could be so much better.

27 Apr 2010 22:06

The Spurstowe Arms, Hackney

Now under the new management this pub still has the same staff issues mentioned in previous posts. Not the most welcoming or helpful.

The Landlord bitter was quite good - but I did have to wait 10 minutes for it to be connected.

It is now kept so dark you can hardly see your your beer and in this cold snap the radiators where only barely on. I was still cold with coat, hat and scarf. Not cosy.

I find it annoying when pubs are too dark. And really hate when they turn down the light in stages early evening. Especially when it is so dark in the evenings now. A nice pint and the evening paper become a chore and I like to see what I am eating! It feels like I am being manipulated and I don't like it.

The Prince George and Arthur, both near by have the perfect ambient light and don't lower it as the evening goes on. Both highly recommended for your evenings pint.

10 Jan 2010 09:50

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