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The Seven Stars

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Address: 53 Carey Street, London WC2A 2JB, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7242 8521
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00

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Charming pub with interesting clientele

I visited on a Sunday afternoon with a friend for lunch. It has a short menu but still manages a wide selection of food, and we both opted for the beef and potato pie - which was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a Sunday afternoon with a friend for lunch. It has a short menu but still manages a wide selection of food, and we both opted for the beef and potato pie - which was delicious! The pub itself is charming - oddly proportioned with nooks and crannies. A great location which no doubt is what attracts such... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We quietly celebrated by man's birthday here on Sunday - quite by accident really we'd found it a while ago and thought it would be nice to try. We weren't sure if it would be open on Sunday - but it was doing food all day. Not a Sunday lunch menu, but a really unusual short menu which was hard... More 

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Thank Frances L
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We happened on this place by accident but how fortunate was this, Roxie is a great (and welcoming) character. The beer was well kept and well served, likewise the food. The toilets, well they were an experience, like plunging off a diving board to get back to the bar but all part of the experience. Would change nothing about this... More 

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Thank mat20107
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends for dinner. The food was great although we were a bit hungry after and had to get some extra food on the way home. The bar girl was fairly aloof with us. My drink came in a bottle with a dirty glass on the side. Asked for a clean glass and got another dirty one in... More 

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Thank MonJL
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Found this pub escaping the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden. Just popped in for a drink to be greeted by friendly, helpful staff. If you are bored with chain pubs offering overpriced drinks and boring standard menus then this is a delight. We must return to try something from their amazing quirky menu. Amazing pub serving delightful fayre from... More 

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Thank paulbonsall2016
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I brought my mum & dad to this pub for my dad's birthday due to my granddad having a tailors in the 'Wig Room' which is now part of the pub. My granddad died 14 years ago now so it meant a lot to my dad to visit where he used to work. We spoke to the Landlady as we... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Popped in here for a beer, very strange toilet arrangements! Tricky stairs to next to someones bedroom and a quick look at the kitchen for a pee. Had a couple of drinks and moved on but a lovely bar that we would have been happy to sit down in and spend the evening there. Apparently a strange smell, (I cant... More 

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1 Thank Paul P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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456 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

As a foreigner who’s quaffed his fair share of brews round the world, I was delighted with the wide assortment of beers here that I’d never heard of before, let alone encountered. Rather than take a blind pick from this terra incognita, I simply asked the barkeep which ones he recommended, and that worked out splendidly. I recommend that Americans,... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had just visited Sir John Soane's museum on Saturday morning. Lincoln's Inn Field area deserted. Came upon this ancient small pub clearly the haunt of the lawyers in the week. Good range of real ale. But the star of the show is the food of exceptional quality at great prices and not your usual pub menu. The landlady was... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Situated at the back of the Royal Courts of Justice in Carey Street, this place is a little gem. With small rooms, low ceiling, small rooms off the main bar and walls covered in prints and posters it exudes comfort and warmth, more akin to a country pub, than a London pub. Despite its closeness to legal London, out of... More 

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Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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