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Marlborough Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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36 Torrington Place | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7LY, England
+44 20 7636 0120
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met up with the boys here for a big night out they've got a great selection of drafts to choose from, all at a decent price and in a great location

Thank Jharris2905
Beverley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a business meeting in London, which ran right through lunchtime, so once finished my colleague and I needed some serious refreshment. The Marlborough Arms was just a few doors away so decided to try it. I first used it some 45 years ago when a student at London University and from the outside it looked as if litle had... More 

Thank John W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is great, drinks are fab, lively buzzy atmosphere - will definitely be back soon. We all really enjoyed ourselves

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank NatalieGrainger
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Traditional London pub serving great beer and a standard pub menu. Popular with the after work office crowd. Long may establishments like this survive. All part of the London culture.

Thank Marc S
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Decent place to relax of an evening with a beer. Typical "English Pub" type decor and reasonably priced beer (for London away).

Thank Adrian H
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The traditionalists will Iove the building, many original fittings, yes with Televisions, but you still get a sense of the history. Good selection of beers, wines and spirits. Friendly and efficient staff with personality. Simple menu, good value and promptly delivered. A friendly and energetic vibe, even for a Tuesday night. An easy place to while away an hour or... More 

Thank Simpson0n
Salzburg, Austria
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a good starting point if you are looking for somewhere cozy to sit and relax without being too busy.

Thank house_inc
Elisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Marlborough Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! More 

Heswall, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The menu here looks better than what you get. I had hunters chicken and whilst the meal had all the correct elements, it had been constructed more like a burger than traditional hunters chicken. Tried Sausage and mash on next visit ok but otherwise unmemorable. Good selection of ales though. In short budget ( for London) food served quickly, and... More 

Thank Steve W
Elisa T, Guest Relations Manager at Marlborough Arms, responded to this review

Hi Steve! Thank you for your feedback, it is important for us! Happy that you enjoyed our selection of ales. More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Watched Arsenal beat Basel in UCL. Management let me have one beer, nurse it for an hour or so - never any suggestion I had to reorder, eat, move on, etc. comfortable seats.

Thank hbenner5
Elisa T, Manager at Marlborough Arms, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time at the Marlborough Arms! More 

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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Great selection of drinks and plenty of space inside, didn't try the food.

Thank Sparrar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Torrington Place | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7636 0120
The Marlborough Arms is a beautiful, old fashioned pub located in the heart of London on Torrington Place in Bloomsbury. Our iconic pub food menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including iconic dishes like our hand-battered fish and chips, pie and mash and succulent burgers. Our drinks include a great range of real ales and an extensive wine list.

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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