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The Jack Horner, Bloomsbury, W1

235-236 Tottenham Court Road
Phone: 02076362868

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Tris C left this review about The Jack Horner

I can't really elaborate on the reviews below, especially the most recent. The place is indeed a bank conversion but it's a conversion from a pub which closed in 1941, known as the Bedford Head, just off Bedford Square, an estate owned by the Dukes of Bedford.
Dark Star Hophead was the guest ale on the bar, which spared us from the other Fuller's offerings.
This isn't a great place, but compared to the other Tottenham Court Road pubs...

On 22nd January 2020 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Jack Horner

Fuller's place converted from a bank in 1994, it’s nicely decorated in the dark wood and burgundy trim of the type that's welcoming if perhaps a little contrived (tourists, innit?). Staple shaped interior with some partitioned seating which is surprisingly small, especially as the left staple end is set aside for dining. Irritatingly there were stools all-round the bar blocking service points, mind you the staff weren't exactly exemplars of customer service themselves. Three banks of ale pumps with the central one displaying all the choices, Pride, ESB, Oliver's Island, Rocky Red (NBSS 3) Dark Star Hophead and a guest in the shape of Tiny Rebel. Prices are steep, as is the Fullers norm these days. Overall it’s a decent shout for the area - something that's a known quantity and generally consistent. 6.5

On 20th December 2019 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about Jack Horner

I like Fullers pubs and this is another good one Very busy with a good range of Fullers beers but I went for St Austall-cousin jack. Maybe I shouldn't have.Touristy interior but that's what they want.

On 13th April 2018 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about Jack Horner

Fuller's Ale and Pie House with a staple shaped bar serving an extensive Fuller's selection. Pretty formulaic but did the job on a crawl.

On 25th October 2016 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Jack Horner

Not been to this Fuller's Ale & Pie house for about eight years, but very little seems to have changed in that time. Apart from the semi-traditional interior still feeling rather artificial, the main problem remains - given its level of trade - a lack of table space around the staple-shaped bar, although a few tables out on the pavement help a bit. Pride, Chiswick, Oliver's Island, ESB and the seasonal Red Fox (£4.55) plus Butcombe and Castle Rock Harvest Pale as guests from a total of 12 handpumps. However, it does now do a much better selection of craft keg and bottled beers from various UK and continental brewers than previously.

On 19th October 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Jack Horner

This is a Fuller’s Ale & Pie house, which had on Seafarer’s, Wild Rover, ESB, and London Pride when I visited the other day. The “Jack Horner Pie” is £12.95 (what’s in the pie varies apparently). Sarnies are around £6 - £7. I didn’t test the quality, but those prices seem to be at the top end of the range to me.

There’s lots of dark wood in here, false marble facings on the pillars, modern replacement bare boards, modern etched glass panels, bric a brac on display on shelves, and a tiled splash area around the bar counter all probably intended to give it an “Olde London Pub” look about it. It works to some extent, and it’s all good quality stuff, but it doesn’t take much of a practiced eye to see that it’s all modern replacements. Furnishings are a mix of normal tables and chairs and tall tables/tall stools.

It’s a comfortable enough pub that has a reasonable ale selection (as long as you’re OK with Fuller’s beers), but it does suffer a bit from the Fuller’s Ale & Pie corporate look. I would visit again though, as I quite like Fuller’s ales.

On 24th September 2014 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about Jack Horner

This is a decent sized U-shaped Fullers Ale and Pie house with the usual wooden fixtures and fittings. It looks very welcoming from the outside where there is some café style seating and nicely blooming hanging baskets. This welcome was extended inside during my visit on Saturday afternoon by the friendly barman who poured me a decent pint of Guinness. Unsurprisingly Pride, ESB, Chiswick and Discovery were available from the hand pumps adorning the bar and there was also a range of standard and premium draught products. The food isn’t the cheapest, but this is Central London and this brewer’s food is usually worth the money.

There is a small flat screen TV at either end of the pub and one of these was showing BBC News 24 and the other was showing a rugby match on BBC 1. Both screens were muted and some subdued music was lightly playing in the background.

There is a transient crowd in here due to the location and it does get very busy on weekdays as it is used by local workers and tourists alike. There’s not really much to separate this place from any other Ale and Pie houses in town and I have no problem popping into any of them for a quick pint.

On 1st September 2010 - rating: 7
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Chris 87 left this review about Jack Horner

Tourist-heavy Fullers Ale 'n' Pie House on Tottenham Court Road. Chiswick Bitter in satisfactory condition and it provided welcome warmth from the chill outside. Were doing a swift turnaround on the food whilst I was in, but I didn't really feel like staying. Being a Fullers fan I'll always consider it an option but its hardly anything special.

On 10th January 2010 - rating: 6
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Michael Boyes left this review about Jack Horner

A short walk from Oxford Street this pub is well worth a visit. A good selection of Fullers ales and the very good value ale and pie menu. Food served until 9pm.

On 24th August 2009 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about Jack Horner

Large Fuller's Ale & pie house.Not one of their best pubs but the beers were in excellent condition.Between Tottenham Ct Rd & Goodge St Stations.

On 14th November 2006 - rating: 6
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