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Sports Bar & Grill, Marylebone, NW1

Pub added by Graham Mason
Marylebone Station, Melcombe Place

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Tris C left this review about Sports Bar & Grill

Part of the Stonegate empire, this place came into existence around 2009 as part of Marylebone station.
Quite unsurprisingly, this was a first visit last night, made under duress owing to a friend who’s easy to please. The concourse entrance is decked out like a sports stadium, which may have had a megavision screen. Otherwise, the interior is as previously described, very industrial with a pale wood floor (which bounced), exposed (probably Victorian) girders painted bright orange, exposed air handling and partly bare brick walls; there are life-size portrayals of sporting activities to walls, lest someone mistake the place for The Wenlock; otherwise, décor comprised Six Nations flags and an enormous inflatable set of Guinness rugby goalposts to an entrance. Furniture is tubular steel with orange or blue vinyl upholstery, then some slightly raised booth-style seats, each with its own TV and on the subject of TVs, I counted 21, not including ones that may be in the basement pool area or function room, seemingly showing every single sporting fixture taking place on the planet at the time of my visit, each with commentary and competing with the awful piped McDonald’s-style soundtrack, the whole cacophony repeatedly triggering the 80 db noise alert on my smartwatch, conversation being nigh on impossible; there are several games machines too, all amounting to sensory overload. As far as the customers go, I did spot a woman, but otherwise it’s a 99.9% younger male venue.
There was real ale of sorts, in the predictable form of Doom and Pride, a half not requested but arrived courtesy of the aforementioned ‘friend’; I sipped a little, before surreptitiously hiding the glass behind one of the laminated menus that litter the tables and on the subject of food, it was a task not to wretch given the appalling stench of fried chicken.

Pure drinking hell.

On 21st January 2023 - rating: 2
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Delboy 20 left this review about Sports Bar & Grill

Reasonable station bar. OK if you are waiting for a train.

On 7th June 2018 - no rating submitted
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Lester Ford left this review about Sports Bar & Grill

A visit in mid May 2016 after a day at Wembley watching the FA Vase and Trophy Finals.

After walking passed this bar earlier 3 of us return at around 7.30pm on a Sunday evening, I was immediately surprised by the size and layout of this place as we entered from the station side of the bar.

2 ales on, Breakspear bitter was one of 2 choices and was very decent. There was also a craft lager on keg which was decent though not cheap at almost a fiver a pint. The decor can be described as industrial with lots of steel, exposed pipes and brickwork.

In the front window proudly sits an original Ron Haslam racing motorbike , the chatty doorman informed me that the owner of the bar has one in every other sports bar he has across London!

Food features strongly with burgers and hot dogs getting the gourmet touch, at over £10.00 for a hot dog they better be good.

We stayed for a couple of hours watching the Spanish cup final on TV, not so busy here but had a good feel to it.

Sure is worth a visit as it’s a good alternative for the pub on the station that most people frequent.

On 23rd February 2017 - rating: 8
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Nick Davies left this review about Sports Bar & Grill

Dreadful brightly lit and deafening loud sensory overload place. It's main reason for being seems to be to sell the ubiquitous hamburgers and chips that is the limit of many bars' catering ambitions these days, but at six'o clock swill time you see few people eating, just large groups of office workers downing pints of Wifebeater. I've never summoned up the courage to try a pint of Brakspears as it may well be the first one out for hours. And getting a full pint of anything requires negotiation in broken English.

It does have its uses, the main one being to take the load off the superior V&A bar next door.

On 1st May 2016 - rating: 2
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hondo . left this review about Sports Bar & Grill

Interior as described by jaqptio below with 2 Honda motorbikes on display. 2 real ales and food served.

On 31st October 2014 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Sports Bar & Grill

Modern bar / restaurant, with furniture mostly high tables set aside for dining. Further small bar to the rear, with a separate door leading to the station (but not open when I visited) and a much larger one downstairs too. Various TV screens about the place, but no obvious sports theme to the decor. Background music at a sensible volume. Also has a couple of small metal tables out front. Two handpumps in each of the main bars, offering Brakspear Bitter and Marstons EPA (horribly overpriced at £4.30) when I called in. Only redeeming feature: less restrictive opening hours than the pub inside the station.

On 25th May 2014 - rating: 5
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Philip Carter left this review about Sports Bar & Grill

Not my type of bar, geared up for food, had 2 real ales on tap, both about 3.6%. the barman couldn't pour my first choice, no one had told him to pull it through first, so I had the other choice, Ringwood I think. He had trouble pulling half a pint through. When he finally managed it, must have wasted a whole pint doing it, it was served in one of the wine shaped glasses, usually used for continental beers. Now the big surprise, or maybe not, the price. £2.60 for a badly poured half pint, low % real ale. Glad I didn't risk a pint.

On 13th October 2012 - rating: 1
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