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Butchers Hook & Cleaver

#2,497 of 18,184 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
60-63 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, England
+44 20 7600 9181
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“tasting board” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
60-63 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, England
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Good size place right next to Smithfields market. It's a Fuller's place so expect their beers and lagers. I was slightly disappointed they didn't have Wild River or Bengal Lancer on tap. Otherwise, pretty nice place with good service. Not cheap though...

Thank Swintooh
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Called in for a pint and was really impressed with the building and the fine collection of meat related pictures, especially on the stairs as you head to the toilets. This in itself is a good enough reason to visit, but it's a Fuller's house...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Called in for a drink and to charge my phone, early afternoon. This is a big pub, typical of the type found all over the 'old' City of London. It's an interesting space with a spiral staircase up to a mezzanine floor and some fascinating...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Located right over the road from Smithfield Meat Market. Really busy outside on nice days. Has a really good selection of ales and largers. Very nice pies and a good varied menu too.

Thank David K
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Was served a 3 course meal. My wife had the tomato bisque soup, fish and trips, lemon mousse desert with a choice of red house wine, water or lemonade. I had a salad, steak pot pie, and a chocolate cake. My wife thought the tomato...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very good stop for lunch. Menu provides traditional as well as standard fare. London pub atmosphere, very good service and reasonable prices. Try the vegetarian pie!

Thank jacy2
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were doing some sightseeing around this area, and happened upon this Gastro Pub. Lovely surrounds, great food, and a cold glass of ale. We enjoyed a warm ham hock salad and some chips on the side. Staff were attentive and pleasant. All you could...More

Thank MissAnnie1955
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Tasty pies with a good choice of beer in a clean and busy London pub near smithfield market. Attentive staff, nice atmosphere

Thank suffolkisgreat
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Large and very pleasant pub, with a good selection of Ales and a bar menu having a range of pies, served either with chips or mash with traditional liquor, or gravy for the uninitiated. Good service too from a friendly bar crew.

Thank DodgyDe
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The menu is a muddled attempt at putting a new twist on old favorites, but unfortunately all you get are odd flavor pairings or marginal homage's to the original. The one they they should excel at would be fish and chips, but they were overly...More

Thank emcii
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60-63 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7600 9181
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Located right next door to the famous Smithfield Market in London, The Butcher’s Hook and Cleaver is a beautiful, lively pub serving up delicious innovative pies and a wide range of stunning beers. For function hire look no further than The Butcher's Hook & Cleaver.
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