Great gastropub in not so nice area. Very decent food with Sunday roast and haloumi cheese as favourites. Good selection of beers and ciders (and extensive list of wines for that matter too) and late night licenses on the weekend create a great little venue in this part of South East London.
One of the most famous in York. Great selection of draught and bottled beers in an environment that not only packs in Friday and Saturday night crowds but reassuringly pulls in your CAMRA and fine ale drinkers on weekday afternoons. Lovely cosy interior, 2 beer gardens and easy to find off one of central York’s most popular streets.
A lovely old riverside looking pub near London Bridge tube station. Good selection of beers and great views by the Thames.
One problem, it’s a hotspot for bag snatching on every weekend of the year. 3 people had their bags stolen in the short period that we were in there according to police outside. The Horniman and nearby Cafe Rouge are the most popular bag stealing locations in central London.
Nice place for a meal, but perhaps attracting too many shady characters. They had CCTV in there but clearly that achieved nothing.
Great locals pub yet still a warming experience for the random passer by though. Pool table and jukebox and a good selection of beers and even the brain rot that is Addlestone’s cider, I can’t gripe much about this place. Food average, atmosphere good and former regular’s names printed on bar stalls and corners of the bar – a decent place all in all.
Theres some bald Irish bloke who always sits on the corner of the bar near the door and chain smokes and chain drinks Stella. Get him into a conversation (read argument) about politics – you won’t win.
Not a fan I’m afraid.
Lovely old downstairs bar with dark old panelling, open fire place and well-trodden bowing floor. Jazz is a regular on Sunday evenings. Everything else a big disappointment.
Upstairs is where it gets worse. Food and service is appalling. To see your food brought out of a hole in the wall and then microwaved (they microwave everything I saw coming out of this wall) then served to you by what I found to be rude staff is hardly the hallmark of your typical positive pub experience. And not only did the food serving lady make an off-the-cuff and random rude remark to one of my friends, the man behind the bar who looked like the landlord took great pleasure in effectively calling us the annoying youth of today who only like to pay by cards and not cash. He also took great pleasure in serving everyone else but us in a relatively unbusy environment. What’s more our table looked like it had just been taken from a village fete complete with an unwashed plastic sheet that tried to be a table cloth. Back to the food – unspectacular, bread rolls virtually stale and oh yes, and all our hot dishes were shoved in the microwave one by one in what seemed an industrial process in full view of our table.
The people we saw in there looked like mostly academic staff from King’s College and the LSE. If they’re regulars I have no idea what they’re thinking.
Something quite different from your usual York drinking inn. Complete with upstairs internet connected chill out lounge this colourful and lively venue half way down Stonegate offers a huge selection of cocktails (huge by any standard), whiskies and beers. A great place to go and sit at the bar, soak up a really electic atmostphere and drink very strong drinks from friendly bartenders.
They used to do a “hell shot” some time ago but York City Council banned this tequila and vodka mix from their menu. I don’t think I ever saw anyone manage to keep it in their stomach for more than 5 seconds. ‘nuff said.