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Simmons, WC1

31 University Street
WC1
WC1E 6JL
Phone: 02073873033
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Greene King

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Simmons

What would Jeremy Bentham say, with the traditional pub once named after him now a Simmons bar? Although the layout is the same, a few decorative features survive (such as the chequerboard tiling along the bar counter) and the younger UCL / UCLH client base seems little changed. However, the real ale has all gone and replaced with cocktails and an unimaginative range of bottled offerings. A few keg beers are also available, e.g. Camden Hells and Pale (£5.10). Such a shame, since this was a decent place in its day, and my rating is reduced by three from my previous visit some eight years ago.

On 21st July 2019 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Jeremy Bentham

Originally The Lord Wellington this pub was renamed in 1982 after the 18th-19th century philosopher, whose mummy is stuffed in a box at neighbouring UCL, this is an oasis of calm after the horror of Mabel's Tavern across the road - this is about the quietest pub I've ever been in; ghostly quiet and with hardly any seating, no TV, no music, no real décor resulting in no real atmosphere. Food is of the burger, sausage, fish and chips school. There's a tiled bar apron and herringbone parquet floor. People in here seemed to be fairly young and perhaps were UCHL medical practitioners.
Ales on: Moreland's Original Bitter, Greene King's IPA, Hardy & Hanson's [Greene King] Kimberley Bitter and Olde Trip at £2.10 a half - OK and cheap for the area.
I don't really think I'll come here again as there are better pubs to the west of Tottenham Court Road.

On 30th April 2016 - rating: 4
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Chris 87 left this review about The Jeremy Bentham

A GBG fixture this, popular with the local office crowd and UCL students. It's pleasingly old fashioned and hasn't been given a trendy makeover like most of the pubs in the area. On my most recent visit, Youngs Bitter, Doom Bar, Deuchars and a guest from Robinson's were on but in the past I've seen landlord, Black Sheep and others. The outside seating is pleasant enough as the roads aren't that busy or used as a rat-run by cabs. There's an upstairs lounge available for hire and some nice old photos of London adorning the walls. It's a decent place this, long may it continue as now.

On 17th August 2012 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Euston, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Simmons, WC1
21st Jul 2019, 17:50
 
12th Apr 2018, 09:03
Request to remove pub from area Euston Square by john mcgraw

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Pavement seating. - last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 02 June 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 April 2008 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Ladies WC upstairs. - last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
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