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The Argyle, EC1

1 Greville Street
Phone: 02074050999

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hondo . left this review about The Argyle

3 floor bar (didn't visit upstairs or downstairs). Ground floor bar bare boarded with a raised area to one side. 4 real ales and food served.

On 20th October 2016 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Argyle

This is a Stonegate pub so I wasn't expecting much in the way of ale choice, as they tend to supply from the main national brand usual suspects. Some were present - they had on the inevitable London Pride, and also Wychwood Gold, Old Golden Hen, and Ringwood Best (£1.90 a half). The pub grub menus in the their little wooden holders offered things like cod & chips (£9.25), scampi & chips (£8.65), and burgers with a choice of sizes - 9oz at £9.15 and 7oz at £8.15. I saw a meal deal advertised giving 50% off main meals on Mondays.

The pub itself is OK without being anything special. It's bare-boarded, with a couple of raised area in corners of the pub, has a few aluminium framed seats outside, and casement windows that I guess would be thrown open in the warmer weather. Perhaps this one is a bit better than OK. I warmed to it a bit as I enjoyed a quiet half of Ringwood Best on a Wednesday afternoon.

On 15th June 2015 - rating: 5
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john gray left this review about The Argyle

Very busy with loud music on a Thursay night visit.4 beers on inc a good pint of Hackney -Hopspur.

On 13th October 2013 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about The Argyle

This pub has a modern looking exterior and is fairly plain and bland inside too with light grey walls and contemporary if generally traditional furniture. The bar is opposite the entrance, squint ended and either side of the front door are two slightly raised areas. Décor includes a few framed legal letters and notices plus a few objects on a high shelf above the front windows. Unusually there is a large first floor external terrace overlooking the street and Leather Lane Market; there is also a cellar bar but this was closed at the time. Although the pub lacks traditional features, there are plus points, the service was friendly and welcoming with beer tasters offered, the ale range not too bad either, it was the sight of the pump clips that enticed me inside. Saturday had Doom Bar, Redemption Hopspur, Cottage SB and Sambrook's Wandle. Various pump clips above the bar are testimony to a changing guest policy. Food is served although I didn't see a menu and there is access for disabled persons included WC facilities. Better than it looks from outside.

On 18th September 2013 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Argyle

Slightly unpromising-looking pub located in a modern block. However, it is much larger than it looks from the main entrance with the modernised Terrace Bar (well-sheltered by high glass screens) at first-floor level and a cellar bar (closed for a private function) in addition to the irregularly-shaped main bar area (with its light decor and fairly traditional furniture) in between. There is also a patio seating area on the Leather Lane side. Four handpumps (plus another upstairs), offering Pride, Cottage Hops & Glory and two from Oldershaw - Mowbray's Mash and Caskade (£3.25). Overall, much better than I remembered from its previous incarnation.

On 1st December 2012 - rating: 7
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SImon Clauson left this review about The Argyle

The former King of Diamonds, recently underwent it's long awaited refurbishment in February '12.
Since then it has gone from strength to strength. The exterior of the pub looks much better, with new furniture, better deals throughout the week, and, a THIRD bar in the Cellar.

A great end of the week atmosphere and now open Saturday and Sunday!

On 2nd July 2012 - rating: 9
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Alan Winfield left this review about King of Diamonds

The King of Diamonds is a modern pub that is underneath a block of flats,the pub is close to hatton gardens and is also at the bottom of leather lane market.
Once inside the pub was fairly large and also smartish there was also an outside drinking area on the roof of the pub which overlooked the street and market.
There was only one real ale on the bar this was GK IPA this was ok but nothing to shout about.

Pub visited 21/8/2008

On 21st August 2008 - rating: 6
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