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Harrild & Sons, EC4

Pub added by Pub SignMan
26 Faringdon Street
Phone: 02037142497

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Harrild & Sons

Unusual bar under a high ceiling in the former Fleet Works building and with the rear dining area located partly under a lower extension with a glazed roof. Mostly plain wooden tables laid out in groups around the 'U'-shaped servery branching off the right-hand side. Bare brick walls with little in the way of decor except at the back. Also has a basement cocktail bar. Disappointingly, just on of the four handpumps was in use, dispensing Charnwood Salvation (£4.80, too warm and perhaps sat in the pipes for a while?).

On 2nd March 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Harrild and Sons

PSM again nails the detail,its an impressive interior and the exterior stone and brickwork is ornate.The four cask handpumps were not operational due to the low post Xmas trade and even half the keg taps were not operating due to chiller problems leaving just half the usual 12 keg options,my Camden Helles Lager was nasty and thin.A Bob Marley soundtrack lifted the spirits as did the attractive barmaids ,so I will pay a visit when it's fully operational to get a better idea of it's worth,hence unrated on this trip.

On 31st December 2015 - no rating submitted
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Moby Duck left this review about Harrild and Sons

Not much that I can add to Pub Signman's excellent description below, its a pub that does "modern" well without any pretention to be anything else,the beer was good,Adnams Mosaic(very good),Darkstar Hophead,Bristol Beer Factory Sorrachii plus a real Cider thats name now escapes me.I liked it here.

On 1st April 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Harrild and Sons

Named after a local tradesman who manufactured printing presses for Fleet Street, this is a new craft beer bar from the people behind the Well and Bucket in Shoreditch. Set in the ground floor and basement of an office block, the pub presents a very stylish approach to city drinking. The main bar is on the ground floor which sees a large room with dark wood flooring dominated by a large, copper-topped, C shaped servery on the right hand side. The bar back has dark tiles and some Victorian wedding photos with skulls superimposed over some of the guest's heads in a style that Well and Bucket customers will be familiar with. There are some button backed banquettes underneath the large front windows servicing a number of tables. This area narrows to the right into a V-shaped nook with a huge pub mirror above a drinking ledge and high stools. The left side of the room sees more banquettes arranged under bare brick walls decorated with more of the zombie-like portraits and a large 'Lobsters and Oysters' mirror. To the rear there is a woodblock-style walled recess with a long U shaped banquette and minimal décor, offering a little privacy from the rest of the room, whilst to the right of this, a single bench and some standard chairs serve a long table under long skylit windows. A door at the rear leads out to a rear patio courtyard. Stairs take you down to a dark, dingy cocktail bar in a fancy tiled room with a large servery and comfortable formal seating including at a few partly screened tables. Music played quite loudly throughout my Friday evening stay but it was still quiet enough to hold a sensible conversation.
I initially missed the row of hand pumps on the front part of the servery and ended up sampling a hoppy wheat beer as recommended to me by the helpful barman who told me it was from the Toll Brewery, although I can't seem to find any information on them. Having purchased this, I wandered round to discover that I'd missed out on Wild Beer Fresh and Mallinsons Ella, as well as one real cider and an unused pump.
I liked the feel of this place which I thought was pitched very well to suit those working nearby as well having something for the passer-by. The fact that it's an office conversion means it lacks the feel of a true pub, but for a modern bar in this part of town, I thought it was just about as good as you're likely to get and I would happily return.

On 24th June 2014 - rating: 8
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john gray left this review about Harrild and Sons

As I walked into this pub I realised it must be connected to the Well and Bucket with the spooky art on the walls.A large bright smart one room pub with a rear decked area.Four handpumps and a decent selection on keg.Only 2 beers on but both topnotch.Mallinsions -session pale ale and Oakham -citra.I could have sat here all night but the pubs aint going to review themselves are they.A very good pub in an area with plenty of competition.

On 6th March 2014 - rating: 8
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