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The Audley, Mayfair, W1

43 Mount Street
W1
W1K 2RP
Phone: 02074991843
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Tris C left this review about The Audley

I came here once before on September 12th 2001, my ex insisting on placing flowers in the nearby Roosevelt Memorial Garden opposite the former US embassy.
The pub’s history is well documented on the What?ub and CAMRA’s heritage site, the hostelry having an interior of Regional Importance, though the substantial recent modifications are hard to pin down as being original or not. CAMRA shows an ornate ceiling, but I encountered one which is an artwork (see website), specially commissioned by British artist Phyllida Barlow. Otherwise, this is a very plush place – the grandest in Mayfair – with traditional tall furniture to the floor, then fawn fluted banquettes to most of the periphery. There’s a dark carpet throughout, then much dark wood, (though how much is original I don’t know), inlaid mirrors to the walls and a striking double-faced clock descending from the centre of the ceiling. Lighting takes the form of fluted glass hanging shades to the periphery, then large hanging white translucent lamps above the bar; décor amounts to a pot pourri of prints to the walls and a couple of board games were available at the bar, all to a very anodyne anonymous soundtrack, seemingly on loop. On taking my place at the bar, I was requested by the barman to use a beer mat and when I finally found a table, the barmaid insisted in assiduously making sure that every seat at each table was furnished with a mat, the whole charade coming across as being a bit anal. Customers were mostly 30-somethings, probably workers at the upmarket boutiques, art galleries, car showrooms and estate agents that line the immediate area’s streets.
On the ale front, this is no longer a GK outlet, but that didn’t preclude the presence of OSH, thereafter Pride then Sambrook’s Pumphouse (which I had ordered) then Wandle (which I hadn’t ordered) at a pricey – but by no means record breaking – £6.00 a pint and in good nick; this is the same price as Hopgoods in Preston.
This isn’t a bad pub, but it’s a bit lacking in something though will probably improve over time, being more like a very posh hotel bar; there are better and more characterful pubs in Mayfair, but I’d include this on a crawl.

On 30th September 2022 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Audley

Largish one room Greene King pub with six real ales, one reversed. Had Abbot Ale on so not all bad. Not a bad pub at all.

On 7th June 2017 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Audley

I really liked this posh Mayfair pub, apart from the beer prices, £4.40 a pint. I tried the Taylor Walker 1730 and my verdict was, it was very good. The interior of the pub was traditional and quite upmarket, with red leather buttoned banquette seating. The restaurant area upstairs was also very plush. The service here was excellent and the barmaid was very well spoken and polite. Overall quite an upmarket experience.

On 11th February 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Marylebone, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.24 miles, 23 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.24 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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30th Sep 2022, 23:13
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30th Sep 2022, 19:52
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 September 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 September 2022 by ROB Camra
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