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The Edgar Wallace, Temple, WC2

40 Essex Street
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hondo . left this review about The Edgar Wallace

Nice exterior with leaded square windows. The interior is quite small with the walls covered in adverts and the ceiling covered in beer mats. 7 real ales on during my visit.

On 25th November 2016 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Edgar Wallace

An interesting traditional pub, with an array of memorabilia around all the walls and ceilings covered in pump clips and beer mats. Eight ales on chrome handpumps on our visit. We tried a couple of halves, which were Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and their Edgar Wallace. Both beers were in fine fettle, the downside was they cost £4.60. The pub is only open Mon - Fri.

On 29th July 2015 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about Edgar Wallace

I paid one of my regular visits to this pub on a Friday lunchtime recently. It remains a Mecca for real ale enthusiasts. It does have one downside though - they allow tables to be reserved at lunchtimes, and when I was in all but the two tables in the middle of the downstairs room were reserved, as well as about half in the small upstairs room. But we were in early enough to bag one of the unreserved tables upstairs, and as we planned to eat were not deterred by the fact that all the upstairs tables were laid for diners. I reckon it would have been standing room only by 12.30, which can be galling when you can see several unoccupied, but reserved tables. On the plus side however, there are signs on tables saying that they don't allow job interviews to be conducted here and that it is a pub and not to be used as an office.

The upstairs room had a similar sort of (tobacco-themed) decor as downstairs, but I did spot a first for me here - a coin operated Tampax dispenser behind the bar counter, which I can only assume to be a bizarre piece of decor. Even Antic pubs don't have them as decorative features! This remains a great pub but, at least on weekday lunchtimes, it seems to be more of a restaurant than a pub. Worth a visit nonetheless.

On 4th December 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
City Thameslink, 0.57 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.21 miles, 42 min walk (show)
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6th Nov 2019, 21:39
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5th Nov 2019, 13:16
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - January - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 November 2016 by hondo .
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