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The College Arms

) #13,545 of 17,478 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
Wc1e 7dh 18 Store Street, London WC1E 7DH, England
+44 20 7436 4697
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
9 Jul 2017
“Average in all respects”
18 Dec 2016
“Unhappy bar staff”
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Wc1e 7dh 18 Store Street, London WC1E 7DH, England
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This pub is very popular with UCL students and faculty. In the summer, it is so crowded out front that it is difficult to get inside. I'm not sure why--its close to the campus but so are lots of other pubs. Anyway, I found it...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Was a friend's birthday party in the basement. An otherwise happy evening was marred by the unhappy bar staff who were clearly not enjoying their work. And when I went to close the door, which had been left open and cold air was blowing in,...More

Thank Katherine P
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Hi Katherine Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're terribly sorry that you were disappointed with your experience and your feedback will certainly be taken board. Kind regards The College Arms

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend popped into this pub looking for a spot to eat, after noticing most other venues it the vicinity were packed; this place however was virtually empty, and now I know why. The food on the menu is tad pricey for pub...More

Thank chris m
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Hi Chris Thank you for taking the time to review us. We’re terribly sorry that you were disappointed with your experience and will certainly take your feedback on board. We take customer feedback very seriously and see it as an integral part of our ability...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited this pub at the end of a successful contract and had a great evening there. The range of beers is good. I should add that I had too good a time and mislaid my phone. I am therefore grateful to the manageress who...More

Thank Andrew T
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Andrew Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy that we could help you celebrate a successful contract and glad to hear that your phone has been returned safe and sound. Kind regards, The College Arms

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I was a student in Bloomsbury for 5 years many many years ago. For old time sake decided to drop into this bar - where I spent many fine memorable hours. Frankly I can't even remember what it was called back then. But I do...More

Thank Sammy L
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Sammy Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're glad you came to see us and hope you won't wait another another 20 years to do so again. Kind regards, The College Arms

Reviewed 18 July 2016

It was the Portugal-Poland match day, advertised outside the pub. I was there for work and wanted to watch my team play. The match started at 8pm - but at 7.55 the only tv in the pub was playing early tennis matches at wimbledon. I...More

Thank Débora M
Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Debora, Thank you for your feedback and any Xenophobic comments made on behalf of us will be investigated and acted on accordingly. Could you call us directly so we can paint a full picture of the events. This is not tolerated at any of...More

Reviewed 23 May 2016

I've been here twice for functions downstairs, both times the service at the bar has been lovely. I've read some awful reviews on the food service, and since not so many of us were eating, it's difficult to comment (and also since the event was...More

Thank Camilla W
Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Camilla, Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted to read you had a good visit. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks The College Arms

Reviewed 18 May 2016

There is some nice decor inside this pub but the food and drinks are all pretty average. The nachos have been melted in a way that you can't pick on up without using a fork to break them apart which is tricky. The wine choices...More

Thank elisabeth79146
Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Hi Elisabeth, Thank you for your feedback and we are saddened to read you had a poor experience with us. We have recently done some extra staff training and brought in new policies. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate...More

Reviewed 9 October 2015

The staff at The College Arms and the atmosphere make this a great pub in an ideal location. We booked their downstairs room for a party and were made to feel very welcome. The staff were very friendly and made our evening a huge success....More

2  Thank Sunnybrook_12
Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2015

Hi, Thank you for commenting and delighted to read you had a great party in our function room. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, The College Arms

Reviewed 12 August 2015

We went to the pub for lunch. We were the first ones there and the first lunch order - nachos, squid, and a goat's cheese and beetroot salad. The squid and nachos arrived together very quickly. The squid was very nice. The nachos were done...More

Thank Helen B
Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2015

Thank you for your review, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time at The College Arms , could we suggest other options for a salad next time? The Caesar Salad is a main meal so is a much larger portion size...More

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Bloomsbury
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
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My wife also has trouble sleeping on many hotel beds due to being too firm/hard.If we travel in UK by car we take a duvet and put on bed if too hard and so many hotels are,especially budget ones . B&B are usually softer and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wc1e 7dh 18 Store Street, London WC1E 7DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7436 4697
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