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The Blue Eyed Maid, Borough, SE1

173 Borough High Street

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Rex Rattus left this review about Blue Eyed Maid

I don't think that this pub has improved since the previous reviewer's visit a couple of years ago. There were clips on three of the handpumps for Doom Bar, GK IPA, and Timothy Taylor Landlord. The Landlord was £2.25 a half, served well short, and in very poor condition. Thank goodness I didn't ask for a top up. There was a simple menu on the tables, including an all day breakfast at £6.95, with sarnies ranging from £3.95 (BLT) to £6.95 (steal & cheese). Beefburgers are £8.95. I didn't see any Chutney Jane branding or menus in the pub itself.

The pub is a very simple affair; a pool table as you enter; normal tables and chairs down the left with the bar counter on the right, with some slightly better quality furnishings down at the back. This is a pub that I've walked past on many occasions, and on a whim decided to venture insides. It was cold and dingy on a wet and cold April day. I think I'll walk past in future.

On 8th May 2018 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Blue Eyed Maid

Beaten-up and scruffy interior with a remarkable stench of damp. Enter to immediately confront a pool table and that gives you an idea of how this place operates. Three pumps displaying Doom Bar, GK IPA and Tim Taylor Landlord. My half of the latter was a rancid pea souper which tasted of farmhouse scrumpy. On its immediate return all I got was a shrug, told that the others were off and I could have a Blue Moon as replacement even though 'it is more expensive'. Wow, how generous! Despite a mutterance about changing the barrel after I harped on, nothing happened and I suspect they were waiting for me to shove off before attempting to palm it off on an unsuspecting customer later. Anyway, I think this one won't last much longer in its current guise – if at all.

On 1st February 2018 - rating: 2
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Blue Eyed Maid

Even more run down than on my previous visits, this one has very basic furniture and decor in the narrow rectangular bar and slightly more upmarket rear dining area now operating under the Chutney Jane brand. Apart from that, it's just three large sports TV and a few tables out in the side alley to note. All three of the handpumps - with reversed Greene King IPA, Doom Bar and Landlord clips noted - were off, but for once that didn't matter since I had a voucher for a free pint of something otherwise 'reassuringly expensive'.

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about Blue Eyed Maid

The Blue Eyed Maid is situated on the busy borough high street.
Once inside there is a long narrow room which extends to the rear,the bar is to the front right,the room is bare boarded and the seating tall tables and chairs to the front,the rear area is slightly raised,there were two TVs showing cricket.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Taylor Landlord,the other beer was Doom Bar.
The pub does food and a full English Breakfast was advertised from 10am,i did'nt see any signs of it being an Indian Restaurant.
This pub was ok for a quick half.

Pub visited 26/5/2015

On 26th May 2015 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about Blue Eyed Maid

Large long bar with lively young crowd.Three beers on handpump.Doombar.GK ipa and my Timothy Taylor -landlord.

On 6th March 2014 - rating: 6
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Nick Johnstone left this review about Blue Eyed Maid

Visited here in the late 1970's and much has changed. As Roger points out it now doubles as an Indian restaurant, I was in here during the cricket world cup so my timing could have been better!
Lots of people comimg in with cans of coke and sitting in front of the telly shouting the odds.
That said the pleasant barmaid coped admirably although she didn't have blue eyes.

On 29th April 2011 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about Blue Eyed Maid

The bright blue frontage immediately catches the eye of this pub come bar come indian restaurant. The Spice Lounge upstairs does the Indian food but manages to avoid stinking out the main bar downstairs. Not being an Indian food eater I cannot comment on prices / quality of the food but other sites suggest that it is quite cheap and quite edible. The main drinking area on the ground floor is geared to being more of a trendy bar with stacks of wine bottles and spirits etc but the traditional pub fanatic should not be put off - there are 2 Real Ales that tasted fine and the atmosphere quite comfortable and not too clubby. Note the unusual wooden seats. 1 small TV. Unobtrusive music. Friendly staff. One of the better bars of it's kind and well worth a visit if in the area or part of a crawl.

On 4th November 2005 - rating: 6
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