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The Cannick Tapps, Cannon Street, EC4

105 Cannon Street
Phone: 02076268246

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Steve C left this review about The Cannick Tapps

The Cannick Tapps is a small cellar bar with serving counter that faces raised seating, which was a bit of a squeeze for my manly frame! Premium keg products were available along Sharp’s Doom Bar and Watney’s Starlight. Dark Star’s Hophead and Wells Bombardier were coming soon. Pub grub is available, the burger was priced at £11 which is pretty good for the area. I recall there being some background music playing and the flat screen television was connected to a games console, no live sports signs as far as I could see. I think this place is worthy of a quick stop off if passing, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to revisit.

On 27th September 2019 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Cannick Tapps

A cellar bar opposite Cannon Street station with a rather contrived feel from a refurbishment with much recycled wood, tiled walls, industrial seats and arty light fittings, probably taken direct from the craft bar catalogue, or would have been if there was such a thing. Friendly enough though, and at least maintains some handpumps along with the craft stuff. Not the most interesting range at time of visit, being Sea Fury, Shep's Whitstable Bay and Doom Bar, but in fair condition.

On 30th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Cannick Tapps

Not that different to its previous incarnation as the London Stone, although the Gothic accoutrements have been mostly removed and some of the other decor has been lightened-up a bit. The two-part counter is now dominated by two hooped brass founts, offering a pretty pedestrian selection of keg beers, but Portobello cask ales were being dispensed from two of four handpumps - Spring Ale and Stiff Lip (£3.50) - and there are six more crafty beers plus a couple of ciders available from further taps on the wall behind.

On 20th May 2017 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about London Stone

A Gothic-themed cellar bar opposite Cannon St Station. The crypt-like approach down a narrow staircase, greeted by a gargoyle, sets the scene. The cellar has Gothic-arched doors and mirrors, more gargoyles and wrought iron fittings. The toilet doors are 'disguised' as library shelves. Most of the clientele are basement-dwellers, bearded trolls and leather-clad humans, while the staff are friendly and welcoming. There are, as well as a cash machine, are some gaming machines, but no-one was interested in them, and any sound they may have been making was drowned out by the noisy, cacophonous music-with-rocks-in emanating from the sound system – at least we were spared the weekly Open Mic night. FreePub Wifi was available. There was a strange smell coming from the kitchen; it was unclear whether this was from the staff or the cooking process. Food was of the burger variety, with one or two cliched pub 'classics' thrown in, and it wasn't that good. Three pumps on the bar but only one was dispensing – Hobgoblin, which fitted the pub's theme but wasn't in brilliant condition. It was a bit of fun, but I don't see my coming here too often due to the beer quality issue and the noise; I don't want to end up stone deaf.

On 23rd April 2016 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about London Stone

Basement bar located across the road from cannon street station. A "gothic" styled interior as described below. 3 real ale taps 2 off during my visit. Food served.

On 19th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about London Stone

The London Stone is opposite Cannon Street station and it has got a very narrow frontage.
This pub is in a basement and is quite small and claustrophobic once inside and seemed like a goths pub or styled like a goths pub would be.
There were no real ales on here and the only bitter was John Smiths smooth crap so i had a Guinness.
The pub was very quiet on a Thursday dinner time and it is not really the sort of pub i like going in but it was a better option than the one next door.

On 28th May 2011 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about London Stone

Situated opposite Cannon Street station, the London Stone is named after what is believed to be the marker stone from which the Romans measured distances throughout Britain. The stone itself can be seen in the wall of the Bank building a couple of doors down. The pub, or rather basement bar, is part of the Eerie pub chain and feels more like a mad scientists dungeon with its horror theme and décor that includes skulls, skeletons and diplays of laboratory equipment.

The interior is not particularly spacious and has a couple of raised sections with small intimate recesses and pseudo gothic décor. Two fake bookcases hide the doors to the toilets that also trigger the sound of baying hounds as you break the light beams upon entry. A couple of screens behind the bar used to concentrate on old black & white, silent horror flicks but these appear to have made way for intrusive modern music videos.

The beer choices are quite poor with no ales although the prices were reasonable enough with my keg Tetleys (yes the beers were really that poor) clocking up £3.15. The pub grub food appeared to be good value with several 2 for a tenner offers. A range of cocktails (£5 or 2 for £7.50) and shooters (£2.75 or 3 for £6.50) are noted here more for reference than recommendation.

If you’ve never been to such a place before (and there are half a dozen or so dotted around the country) it will initially come across as quite a fun place but, for me, the novelty value tends to mask what it should be doing first and foremost and that’s selling good beer.

On 3rd November 2010 - rating: 4
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