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Lord Wargrave, Marylebone, W1

42 Brendon Street
Phone: 02077230559

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Bucking Fastard left this review about Lord Wargrave

Street corner pub with vast plate glass windows on both sides,you are on display here.The interior is quite classy and cool with red drapes at the apex entrance,long hanging mirrors from the exposed brickwork,a long bar dominated by a keg font,a drinking shelf opposite the bar,while the dog leg feels more like a dining area and is darker than the rest of the pub.
Food is popular with a smoke house theme and smells good with pricing reasonable for the area.The traditional furniture helps to maintain a pub atmosphere although the modern industrial ceiling piping does play to the hipster vibe Just one real ale offered Hammerton N7 (Past it's best,NBSS 2).
Poor real ale would discourage another visit,a whisky drinker may find more pleasure.

On 10th April 2022 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about Lord Wargrave

Built in the mid-19th century for H. H. Finch, this pub was known as the Wargrave Arms until around 2014.
Probably unchanged since the previous two visits, there’s the usual smoky blue colour scheme with modern floor and trendy, hipster affections, proceedings being dominated by a huge array of ugly exposed steel industrial ducting for the aircon, suspended beneath a black Anaglypta ceiling (see photo). The most interesting feature of the pub is the huge square section tubular steel rack, displaying now more than 270 brands of Scotch. Along with smoky blue walls, there’s some exposed brick, painted white. As usual with places of this type, there were glass bottles containing flowers and candles on mismatched modern tables; there were vinyl upholstered tubular steel stools to the full-length window drinking ledge, whilst mood music played over the gramophone.
The owllike barmaid was charm personified, looming over two unused pumps, then just N1 at a very reasonable £4.50 a pint, though not perfect but drinkable enough all the same; Neck Oil averted for once.
This is probably one of the better establishments in this sector of Marylebone, an area hardly known for quality establishments.

On 25th October 2021 - rating: 5
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custodian 42 left this review about Lord Wargrave

One long room with bar to the left. Also a back room for diners as well as the front of the place. Outside seating available. No real ales - just keg.

On 16th July 2018 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about Lord Wargrave

Mid-range gastro boozer that used to be a Youngs outlet, but no more. The L shaped interior has the semi-stripped back hipster look with painted brick walls and battleship grey bar. The main eye-catcher is the impressive whisky rack bar back, containing around 250 bottles (themed flights available). Tempted in by the ale range but looks, as often the case in London, can be deceiving; four pumps featuring Twickenham Grandstand, Youngs Bitter, Truman Zephyr and Clarkshaw Strange Brew. Both the Clarkshaw and Twickenham were flat and over-vented, plus too warm. Perhaps a better bet are nine keg fonts, a mix of stagers and craft incl Truman Skylark and Cote Breton cider. Most people in here were eating. Disappointing – better cellar skills and this could be worth a revisit. 5.5

On 22nd March 2016 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about Lord Wargrave

Things seem to have changed here, this is no longer a Youngs/CW pub although they do still serve Young's Special. The other three were Windsor and Eton Guardsman, Twickenham Redhead and Truman's Zephyr (£4.10). Inside the place is a truncated L shape, boarded flooring, lots of exposed brickwork, some of which has been painted cream. The short end of the "L" had tables set for dining and Sunday lunches were being pushed hard but nobody was taking. Along the side, opposite the bar are a series of varying tables under large clear glass windows, some high, some low, with mismatched chairs as is seemingly de rigeur. Décor includes the usual old prints plus a few domestic looking tall mirrors, upper walls and the ceiling are dark green.
Apart from the roast lunches (£14-£15-50), the menu had a mixed grill offered at a to me rather ambitious price of £22.50......before the service charge of 12.5% is added. I'm sure that is perfectly justified for taking the trouble to put the food on a plate and walk two metres to give it to you.
My beer came in a clear glass handled jug, no option given. Papers on the end of the bar, pavement seating outside, live music advertised on Sundays after 5pm. It was an ok place I suppose even if I wouldn't eat here having won the lottery, beer selection decent and good quality.

On 24th May 2015 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Wargrave Arms

Fine looking, traditional Youngs pub but surprisngly quiet on the last Friday before Christmas. Four handpumps, but only two on - Ordinary and what was supposed to be Special (but which tasted much more like the former to me). The bar staff also seemed rather distant, and the place had an altogether chilly atmosphere (despite the festive decorations).

On 19th December 2009 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Wargrave Arms

This is a big corner Young's pub. Shame they served my Special in a hot glass, but it tasted OK anyway. There were a couple of office Christmas lunches underway when I was in there, which added to the atmosphere but without making it overcrowded. But this is a big enough pub that it would need an awful lot of people in there to make it overcrowded. There is an abundance of comfortable seating, and I felt that this was an honest, basic, boozer, where I got a warm welcome.
This was my first visit, so can't comment on how it might have changed for the worse, as I had heard suggested by others, but I always say that a pub can be two different places on different days if the atmosphere is good one day but not the next. Based on my one visit, I would go back.

On 20th December 2008 - rating: 6
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