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#6,514 of 17,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
City of London
Bar, Pub, British, Grill
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7 St Andrews Hill, London, England
+44 20 7248 7315
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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372 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience a "real" pub in the city rather than one of the big chains then come and visit here . It's got no airs and graces but it is unchanged apart from a lick of paint in the 40 years I've worked in the city . Decent beer , standard pub food which is ok ,... More 

Thank Adrian H
Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This place falls to to the average category. It had an average beer selection and the typical pub feel. I liked that this place was tucked away and that we would have not found it if we didn't go with locals. Best part is that there was plenty of room to stand outside so you didn't have to rub shoulders... More 

Thank Jamie G
Camberley, United Kingdom
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612 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Visited on a group tour of historic pubs in and around the area and this was our first stop. This corner pub has a lot of history and linked to cockfighting back in the day (hence the name). The narrow viewing balconies for fights are still in place. There are Courage signs both inside and out but I don't believe... More 

Thank nnmercman
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I won't repeat the history of the pub here - that can be found in other places online. And I can't account for food, as I only "popped in for a pint" (how british). Seems to be a family run place rather than owned by a big Brewery (I could be completely wrong here), but even if there is a... More 

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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 Andrews Hill, London, 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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