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#6,468 of 17,925 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
City of London
Bar, Pub, British, Grill
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7 St. Andrew's Hill, London EC4V 5BY, England
+44 20 7248 7315
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I was recently taken here by a friend and was delighted. It is a throw-back to the good old days of 'the local' - not a gastro, no smell of food, no plastic, no music, just a good atmosphere and a selection of very fine beers. A dying breed; but so good to find a survivor. It is also a... More 

Thank michael r
Rockville, Maryland
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very much traditional I believe. Good choice of beers, friendly atmosphere, a lot of locals. Fish and chips is a must. Recommend.

Thank Sasha122156
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

£10 min spend on your card. My pint of Tribute, no idea!!! I have had a few pints of Tribute and visited the Brewery twice where it's produced, it was shocking. But the environment was lively, traditional pub, warm, good old pub. Just the beer was shockingly bad on this occasion. Will I go back, yes I would, but only... More 

Thank antinmk
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Lovely little old fashioned pub with bags of character. Not that I am adverse to different nationalities working in London but it was a real pleasant surprise to be served by what sounded like 'locals'. Would definitely recommend a visit if in the area.

Thank ranlamb
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A rare quaint old local within central London, ruined by absymal bar staff. Their attitude to some of my friends I haven't actually witnessed in a London bar, pub or restaurant. These guys quite frankly don't care about their customers. They are rude, ignorant and offensive. Avoid this place at all costs.

Thank ian w
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Waiting patiently to get served here, the barman served others 1st (who just walked in), when I pointed out another gentleman was 1st & then it was us we were met with a terrible attitude "I haven't got eyes in that back of my head" & "if you don't like it leave"! So we left! It was a shame that... More 

Thank Karen P
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I first drank here in the eighties. I loved it and the area so much that now I live opposite. The best thing about the pub is Zoe- the landlady. The next best thing is the Timothy Taylor's and the next best thing is the absence of braking bankers from BNY- who use Shaws Booksellers next door. The final virtue... More 

Thank Henry T
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Old time boozer, excellent beer options on tap, well priced and does exactly what it says on the tin - must visit in the city pub.

Thank Patrick M
Redhill, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

On our tour we hoped to find unusual taverns: this was one such. Part of old London the building shows its age, nothing modern here. The beer was fine, the locals pleasant & the 'landlord' friendly. Only stayed to have a drink & look around. General atmosphere was good although I suspect we visited on a quiet afternoon: might be... More 

Thank dace520
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We found this pub on our trip to London we went in and had a pub lunch my wife had ham egg and chips and I had the fish and chips the first fish that came out was completely over cooked I took this backed and they said they would get me a new one which they did they also... More 

Thank sirlordlongford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British, Grill
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 St. Andrew's Hill, London EC4V 5BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7248 7315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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