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The Perseverance, Bloomsbury, WC1

63 Lambs Conduit Street
WC1
WC1N 3NB
Phone: 02074058278
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Perseverance

There is a saying.."Never Go Back" but I was tempted to pay a visit to what used to be The Sun,a real ale mecca in the late 70's and 80's and a regular haunt on a crawl from the Princess Louise ending at The Lamb.Rarely did I enter or leave the pub sober.
These days this street corner pub has been smartened up,it still retains a good exterior with etched glass and two doors but the inside is smart and lacks any earthy charm.
There is bench seating running around most of the periphery,tables are large dining types apart from a rank of high tables opposite the modest bar.There are still fine iron columns supporting the dark coloured ceiling and with a first floor dining room ,that does means only drinking is fine although food will be served throughout.The gentle jazz was calming,but the wooden floor and decor has sanitised the interior and it's all a bit dull.There is at least a quiz and the food pricing is not a rip off.2 for 1 pizzas deals on Sundays and Mondays.
There is a modest keg selection and 4 handpumps drawing Hogs Back TEA,Southwark Bermondsey Best,Watneys Ray of Sunshine and Bloomsbury London IPA (brewed on the premises,clear but a poor malty brew £4.75).
Decent enough pub but towards the end of my pint two young professional couples with their new born offspring in buggies piled into the pub ordering soft drinks, tea,coffee and food with beer for the Dads and breast feeding for the babies.That would never have happened in The Sun.

On 21st October 2018 - rating: 6
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custodian 42 left this review about The Perseverance

One room standard pub with no real ales of any strength and usual keg offerings. Nothing special.

On 25th January 2017 - rating: 4
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Perseverance

Close to Great Ormond Street Hospital and a short walk from Russell Square tube station, this is a single room, bare boarded pub with its own on-site brewery. The servery is sited on the rear wall with a dark wood counter and bar back and some nice checked tiles around the floor. The room is half panelled with some pretty awful London-themed wallpaper above. Comfy banquettes run along the front and left walls under some partly obscured windows with the pub's name, 'Ales & Stouts' and 'Wines & Spirits' picked out. A row of standard tables and chairs runs through the centre of the room, opposite the bar, and on into the right hand section. Above there is a nice lincrusta ceiling with some decorative lamp fittings. Beers are listed on a board to the side of the bar, albeit the list was hopelessly out of date and didn't represent a single beer that was actually available, whilst the wine list is detailed on another board behind the bar. Music was playing throughout my visit, but this turned out to be another gentrified city pub with no soft furnishings to dampen down the noise, so the general hubbub became an almost deafening racket as a result.
The pub opened its own microbrewery in the basement a couple of years ago and I was hopeful that I might get to sample a few of their own Bloomsbury beers. The blackboard raised my hopes, with three or four home brews listed, but the handpulls told a different story, with only one of the four actually in operation, offering Bloomsbury Spring. I tried a pint which was pretty terrible and I wasn't surprised to see this beer also taken off soon after. 12 keg taps offered a good, wide selection, which in hindsight might be preferable to enduring another home brew, and there was a strong bottled beer line-up as well.
I was quite excited about visiting this brewpub and looked forward to drinking beers brewed on site, but not only was the range down to a single option, but it was also clearly well past its best. The place was fairly bland and the noise with a full Friday evening crowd made it even less appealing. I thought this place could do so much better and it was disappointing to find a pub that was well known in former days for its excellent ale, falling so far.

On 23rd May 2016 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Farringdon (London), 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
London Kings Cross, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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21st Oct 2018, 10:36
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
21st Oct 2018, 10:29
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  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 February 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 April 2016 by Tris C
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