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The Punch Bowl, Mayfair, W1

41 Farm Street
W1
W1J 5RU
Phone: 02074936841
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custodian 42 left this review about The Punch Bowl

One room pub with the rea for diners, by the looks. No usual real ale - they had their own beer as one of the three pumps. Nothing above 4.5% ABV.

On 7th June 2017 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Punch Bowl

At least this place is still a pub, but the prices and ambience may not appeal to everybody. It looks attractive enough, and the bar itself is reasonably traditional. Dining area towards the rear, and the whole place remains geared towards those with very substantial amounts of money. Three real ales on handpump: Deuchars IPA, Bombardier and the 'house' 1750 'full bodied ale" (£4.40) on my recent visit (four years after the previous one)..

On 2nd September 2013 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Punch Bowl

A compact and popular pub in the heart of Mayfair, this was pretty much full to capacity on a recent Friday evening visit with little space for standing never mind sitting, and several punters stood outside as well. Consequently the ambient noise level was quite high.

Most of the clientele seemed to be Hooray Henry types and struck me as being a bit up themselves. A case in point - a group of three guys were stood next to a table for eight. I assumed they were about to leave and politely asked if we could sit at the table, even though there was plenty of room for us even if they had been staying. He paused, looked down his nose at me, and wandered off to stand somewhere else. Why hog a table if you want to stand? Just so you've got somewhere to rest your pint? That said, if you can afford to live in an area where the local shop charges £20k for a set of plates (sorry, dinner service for eight) perhaps you're entitled to be up yourself.

The pub is essentially split in to two halves with the rear half appearing to be very much geared up for dining with all the tables in use by people eating and a wooden wine rack built in to the rear wall. The colour scheme was a shade of mustard and there were a number of black and white cartoon drawings on the wall. There were a few flagstones at the front of the pub, some dark wood partitioning around and a little etched glass, particularly above the bar, but this pub doesn't have the character of many of the Victorian gems in other parts of London. Bar service was a little on the slow side.

Beers on tap were Deuchars IPA, Bombardier and their own 1750. The solitary cider was Symonds Founders Reserve. We had just eaten nearby so it made a handy pit stop after our meal, but it's certainly not somewhere I'd go out of my way to visit.

On 13th February 2013 - rating: 5
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7th Jun 2017, 12:41
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1st Jun 2014, 15:29

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