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The Marlborough Arms, Bloomsbury, WC1

36 Torrington Place
WC1
WC1E 7LY
Phone: 02076360120
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Marlborough Arms

This place seems to be going downhill. There are lots of splendid old pub fittings, from the panelling to the ornate ceiling rose, but they appear to be gradually ripping it out, inserting sundry modernities and leaving bare walls . The side room is the nicest area, with almost a baronial feel, but the large TV is jarring and the prominent charging points on the table-tops just annoying. Four handpumps in use: IPA and Abbot with guests Belhaven IPA and Hook Norton Greedy Goose.

On 22nd January 2020 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2194 recommendations about 2145 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Marlborough Arms

This corner pub is a fairly typical ex-Taylor Walker outlet, albeit one perhaps retaining a little more original character than most. The square bar has tall windows and a high ceiling, giving the place a pleasantly airy feel. There is also a smaller seating area in one corner and a separate dining room beyond. Traditional furniture and dark decor, as you would expect. Also has some wooden benches out on the side pavement. Now has a bank of eight handpumps on the counter (up from five on my last visit) offering the regular and seasonal Barmy Army versions of IPA, Olde Trip and Abbot plus Black Sheep, Landlord, Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Hogs Back TEA (£4.75, and the same price as a pint four years ago which is something of a surprise). Also has a good range on the keg taps, including four from Beavertown, a couple each from the likes of Camden and Paulaner, etc. Rating increased by one.

On 21st July 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6000 recommendations about 6000 pubs]


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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Marlborough Arms

A typically thorough PSM review below needs little adding from me.This Greene King pub is indeed quite large with a back room ,and lots of standard tables and chairs with some original features.Busy and quite noisy ,the 5 flatscreens dotted about dominate the interior and the muzak was far too loud.It's food orientated,corporate and charmless but the sight of 8 handpumps has been enough for the local CAMRA branch to award it a listing in the 2019 GBG.The ale line up on my Saturday afternnon trip was GK IPA and Abbott with guests ELB Cowcatcher,Hammerton N1,Portobello Market Porter ,Exeter Grubber,Theakstons Old Peculier and a very decent Five Points XPA,but a total rip off at £2.50 the half.That justifies a GBG entry but whether you would enjoy a long session here is more debateable.

On 21st October 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2054 recommendations about 2054 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Euston, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Marlborough Arms, WC1
13th Feb 2020, 22:05
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13th Feb 2020, 22:05
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Pub Details

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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 last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 20 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by hondo .
  • 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 : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by hondo .
  • 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 21 October 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by hondo .
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