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Rex Rattus left this review about The One Tun
This pub has been given a makeover since the last time I was in and, unusually for a Young’s house, it looks much cheaper and tattier than I remember. There are a couple of tall tables/tall stools at the front of the room, some booths on the right, and a couple of normal tables and chairs on the left. There’s a dartboard and fruit machines and the like at the back behind the central island bar. A couple of nice mirrors (Bass and Finches) are on opposing walls, plus the usual old black and white prints. Wi-fi and a quiz on Tuesdays are advertised.
I was the only customer when I was in there soon after 3.00 PM, when the staff were busy sorting glasses and collecting menus from the tables (lunch is available from 12.00 to 3.00) and it had the feel of a pub about to close. But I wasn’t asked to leave, so I guess it was just the lull before the post-work storm.
I do remember this as a nice cosy pub, which it doesn’t seem to be any more. I don’t think that I will be making this a regular haunt.
On 7th March 2014
- rating: 5
[User has posted 1486 recommendations about 1445 pubs]
Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The One Tun
There is something rather sterile with the refurbished layout that seems to have stripped out much of the original character of this place. However, the atmosphere is fine, with friendly and attentive bar staff. The single room is dominated by a large central island bar which leaves relatively little space for seating (and thus, like many central London pubs, many of the customers spill out onto the street). A total of 12 handpumps adorn the bar counter, and with many duplicates there was just four Wells & Youngs ales on - Ordinary, Special, Bombardier and DNA (£4.00) - and no guest beers on my recent re-visit.
On 25th May 2013
- rating: 7
[User has posted 2390 recommendations about 2390 pubs]
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Chris 87 left this review about The One Tun
Something of a rarity these days - a Young's Pub that hasn't been given a seeing to by the modernisation squad. There's not much else of note about this place really - it serves the regulation beers from an island bar, has the regulation Young's 'high' seating (is it just me who dislikes it?) an a dartboard at the back. Fitzrovia as an area is getting more upmarket so you wonder how long this will last. One thing I would recommend is coming here for a pint either before or after a meal at Barrica next door, which serves probably the best tapas I've had outside of Spain.
On 17th August 2012
- rating: 5
[User has posted 179 recommendations about 179 pubs]
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- Accommodation : No last updated 07 March 2014 by ROB Camra
- Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 March 2014 by ROB Camra
- Car Park : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Darts : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Pinball : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 07 March 2014 by ROB Camra
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- WiFi : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by ROB Camra