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The Apple Tree, WC1

45 Mount Pleasant
Phone: 02078372365

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Greene King

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Tris C left this review about The Apple Tree

Located atop the now culverted River Fleet, I came here once before some years ago and it was a bit of a dowdy affair - not unpleasant but just not really worth the effort. A return visit and it has been enlivened somewhat and is more fashionable with some modern décor, mainly dark wallpaper decorated with gold lizard motifs. Furniture is basic and the floor is bare boarded. There are some crystal chandeliers but the overall lighting is gloomy, even though the sun had yet to set. Music was muted and a TV showed the news with the sound off. Unfortunately there was a games machine, which is both unattractive and oh-so dated.
Mr. Rattus will be pleased to learn that GK's usual - and not so usual - suspects have returned: Joule's Slumbering Monk, Westerham's British Bulldog, Greene King's IPA and Purple Reign which was ok and at £2.05 a half, not bad value.

I'd return, not least because it's in a very interesting off the beaten track location, but this is not a destination pub.

Closed at weekends.

On 7th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Apple Tree

This is a Greene King pub, but with none of the GK usual suspects present. There were three ales on - Mauldon Bronzeadder (a GK collaboration of some kind), Joe Thompson Cornish Coast, and Wolf Brewery Sirius Dogstar (£2.05 a half). A largely pub grub menu is available - a burger with the usual accompaniments is £9.45. Some food/drink deals are available, such as the "sandwich, side and drink" for £7.95. Unfortunately, and as is usual with these type of offers, the drink option doesn't seem to include the best real ales, just GK IPA, with the option to upgrade to Peroni or San Miguel for £1.

The pub is fairly traditional, although no original features, other than the cast iron pillars, seem to have survived. The main room on the corner is bare-boarded with what might be the original boards, and is furnished with a mix of sofas, bucket armchairs, banquettes and normal tables and chairs. The smaller side room has a few tall tables tall stools in it. I also saw a bar and functiom room upstairs advertised, but I didn't go exploring up there.

It's all been effectively modernised, but it's been quite nicely done, and is definitely a comfortable enough place to stop off for a pint or two.

On 1st April 2015 - rating: 6
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Isabel Charleton left this review about The Apple Tree

Visited here, deadly quiet however good drinks and food a million times better than I expected

On 26th February 2011 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Apple Tree

Greene King IPA and Royal London were the ale offerings here on my recent visit along with a standard draught selection and Leffe with Aspalls being the cider option.

The pub décor is basic and there was some strange red light glowing at the rear of the pub, but the only other people were a group of lads playing poker on a table by the front door. After I'd been there ten minutes the manager walked over to them and moved them upstairs for some reason leaving me in the pub on my own.

I did visit on a quiet weeknight so I wasn't expecting a great atmosphere, but the attitude of the young barman and the depressing set-up of the pub have put me off visiting here again.

On 3rd January 2010 - rating: 3
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Apple Tree

I've only paid one visit, on a quiet weekday evening, but found it a fairly nondescript pub that was a bit depressing. Only GK IPA available ale wise.

On 11th April 2009 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about The Apple Tree

Lost in the side streets in the shadows of the massive Mount Pleasant sorting office, the Apple Tree is not one of the better known London pubs. The place is pleasant enough, a refurbished, corner pub with an element of trendiness that does not offend the traditionalists and has a safe widespread appeal. The interior has been knocked through although a staircase now cuts awkwardly through the middle of the pub. It's all very clean and tidy without oozing any great character, fairly plain decor, polished wooden floor, high ceiling and the now token sofa loungey bit at one end. 3 hand pumps – a very good pint of Davenport, the ubiquitous Green King IPA and a further redundant pump. There are newspapers for the lonely, a Big Screen for the sporty, a fireplace for the cold, a large mirror for the vain and outside seats for the smokers and sun worshippers. Not really sure who ventures here apart from the local PO workers and whilst it seems to cater for most tastes, I cannot see anyone making a special effort to seek it out. File under “if in the area…”.

On 26th December 2007 - rating: 5
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