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The White Haus, Holborn Viaduct, EC4

17 Farringdon Street

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Komakino . left this review about The White Haus

An accurate description from JAQPTIO below, this had a two ale line-up of Sambrooks Wandle and an iffy Purity Pure Ubu which set me back £5 for a pint's worth. A small flatscreen over a coffee station showed an F1 rerun on mute and The Thompson Twins played as background muzak during my brief sojourn. If you're looking for a proper pub experience, then The Hoop & Grapes is directly opposite.

On 24th September 2019 - rating: 4
[User has posted 958 recommendations about 958 pubs]

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The White Haus

Modern pub that has an unusual link with the Ski Club of Great Britain (including a display of skiing memorabilia). Apart from that, the interior is divided between the side tables beside the towering full-height windows and the seating / dining tables under a false ceiling. This section also has the wood-panelled counter which features Landlord (£5.00, and served too cold, but in good condition nevertheless) from one of the pair of handpumps. The unusual 1936 beer from Switzerland looked the pick of the modest selection from the keg taps.

On 2nd March 2019 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about The White Swan

Can confirm this is closed, went past today,exterior unchanged but there were workmen inside.Not sure what the future is for it.

On 31st March 2015 - no rating submitted
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Old Blue left this review about The White Swan

This pub is bigger and smarter inside than I expected (it being at the foot of an office block) albeit perhaps a little on the bland side. The main bar is a medium sized single room, with a similar but cozier, fully functioning basement bar beneath. Service was welcoming and efficient this Monday lunchtime, with four ale pumps serving an acceptable Pride at £3.20, Directors, Meantime London Pale Ale (disappointingly 'not on yet') and the fourth vacant.

The tables were set for eating, in the basic 'knife and fork on a paper napkin' manner, and there were some stools at the bar, which actually seemed to work quite well in terms of combining a lunchtime eating venue with a proper pub. Sandwiches start at £3.50 and most mains are in the £8-9 bracket, though I didn't eat here. When I arrived the other customers were all pairs of suited males, though this was balanced out by several females shortly. I thought it felt more relaxed than most pubs nearby.

They have a pub loyalty card which promises 'great deals on food and drinks', a '2 for 1 cocktails' offer early evenings Mon-Fri, and a DJ on Thursdays promising 'funky tunes all night'.

I wouldn't really go out of my way to come here unless for an event, but it seemed a pretty decent place to drop into when passing.

On 15th August 2011 - rating: 6
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