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BrewDog Seven Dials, WC2

142 Shaftesbury Avenue
WC2
WC2H 8HJ
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Moby Duck left this review about BrewDog Seven Dials

A quite large BrewDog Bar but true their style and branding, there was plenty of beers to choose from, their own and a good number of guests, backed up by a decent can selection from the fridge, I splashed out on two thirds of Brew By Numbers Chocolate Orange Stout possibly beer of a day, a pretty good outlet.

On 30th December 2021 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1524 recommendations about 1505 pubs]


Tris C left this review about BrewDog Seven Dials

I came here once before in 1988 with two mates, one of whom was so drunk that we were denied entry.
A second attempt yesterday into what is now a BrewDog. This was once a minor gin palace, but now is typical of the breed, with industrial interior as dark and Gothic as the barmaid who served me. The place was certainly full, but most of the customers queuing up seemed to be foreign tourists, totally baffled by the experience and ordering system, with the ‘beer board’ providing much of the light; some walked out through utter confusion. I went for a half of Dead Pony, ordered through sturdy Perspex screens, which mad ordering like paying in a cheque at a bank; it was cold and fizzy; I didn’t finish it.
Curiosity satisfied after 33 years, I shan’t be returning as I’m more of a pub traditionalist and fan of real ale.

On 29th October 2021 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1502 recommendations about 1481 pubs]


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Pub SignMan left this review about BrewDog Seven Dials

This may well be the largest Brewdog bar yet, sprawling through a series of inter-connected spaces across three levels in the former Marquis of Granby pub on one corner of Cambridge Circus. The ground floor is a particularly rambling space, with the bar located in a room over to the left and a rather formal seating area hidden away to the right, past a staircase and round a couple of corners. The main bar area sees a long, angular bar counter along the rear wall with the usual cinema boards above listing the food options as well as the full drinks selection. A row of raised banquette booths opposite look out to the busy junction outside, offering some great people watching opportunities, as well as some of the most pubby feeling seats in the house. Following the passage round to the right hand room, you pass a couple of fridges offering beers to drink in or takeaway (albeit with a £2 surcharge if you want to drink them in the pub!), and into the rather dark, dingy feeling seating area where padded benches and hard chairs have been arranged under Brewdog’s characteristic neon signs, creating an odd feeling room which we didn’t linger in. Stairs lead up to a second bar in a rather characterful first floor room. The smaller servery can be found to the rear, with lots of banquette and chair seating filling the rest of the room nicely. There is an attractive moulded ceiling with a pleasant floral motif, a bashed about old fireplace, tongue and groove wall panelling and more neon signs to distract the eye up here and the staircase leading up here was decorated with a striking mural artwork. Further seating is available in a basement room, which I didn’t get around to exploring on this visit. Dance music played quietly during our afternoon visit and there was a decent sized crowd in, making it tricky to find a free table.
I noted eleven Brewdog beers available on draught alongside eight guests from the usual small batch producers. A friendly barmaid served me a reasonably interesting pint of the Hoprocker and was helpful in exchanging a dirty glass which one of us had been presented with. As usual, the beers don’t come cheap and the classic Brewdog maths challenge of trying to work out the true value of your pint, half pint, third of a pint or whatever, is alive and well here.
With this pub sat just a short distance from Covent Garden, there’s a sense that this is Brewdog’s flagship London branch and I have to say it’s overall a pretty decent effort, benefiting from being a former pub and retaining a few spaces that very much feel like proper pub rooms. I’m sure this will still be a big turn-off for Brewdog’s many detractors, but if you’re not a fan of their more utilitarian bars, you might at least find something a little more redeeming about this place.

On 25th February 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2785 recommendations about 2785 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Tris C
London Charing Cross, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.32 miles, 25 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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30th Dec 2021, 11:16
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
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  • Car Park : No last updated 27 December 2013 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 December 2013 by Tris C
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  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 29 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
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