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Ye Grapes, W1

16 Shepherd Market
W1
W1J 7QQ
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Steve of N21 left this review about Ye Grapes

Have had the opportunity to utilise this one on a couple of occasions in the last two months, firstly when it was another of the Shepherd Market four pubs that was absolutely heaving both inside and outside on my early evening arrival on the Thursday of the last working week before Christmas. Like the other pubs in the market they have to contain external drinking to inside a smallish roped off area around the pub sides and as this was attracting most of the clientele it was actually more comfortable to stand inside up the bar than it was to join the mass of humanity inside the outdoor cordon.
Haven’t been to this one for a couple of years and must have missed its short spell under GK ownership as it wasn’t when I was last in and it isn’t now, being owned by a small pubco called Shannon Pubs who own four gastro pubs in the central London postcodes.
I am guessing they primarily bought it and run it for the Thai restaurant section that operates upstairs, but the downstairs pub section is unchanged from the reviews below and the animal taxidermy I remember from my previous visit is still in situ at the far end of the bar.
On both our recent visits four ales have been available from five of the six handpumps with the house beers of Pride and Doombar available. On the first occasion these were supplemented by St Austel Tribute and last week by Watneys Pale Ale, which I still can’t overcome historical hang ups to drink. Fortunately, on both occasions, a very well kept Dark Star Hop Head was also on. If our recent experiences are anything to go by the guvnor keeps the ales in good condition here and it probably qualifies as one of the better establishments of the quartet of Shepherd Market hostelries.

On 27th January 2020 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Ye Grapes

Interesting-looking pub on the corner of Shepherd Market that is sadly rather dull inside. The large number of small glass panes in each window presents a slightly austere exterior; an impression which is reinforced on entering due to the high ceilings and relatively sparse decor. However, some of the furniture in the small seating areas around the 'L'-shaped bar has been refurbished with red leather. There is also a Thai restaurant upstairs. Not been in for about four years, but it is now a Greene King pub so it was no surprise to find Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and the seasonal Scrum Down (£4.90) available from three of the six handpumps on this visit.

On 24th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Ye Grapes

A revisit after many years,and horrified to see the interior ruined by an open plan conversion.It's just a large room ,with a strange back section down a corridor.There is a raised section near the bar,but over use of whitewash has further stripped the interior of character.Yet another Greene King tied pub with 6 handpumps serving GK IPA,Abbott,Ruddles Country,Old Speckled Hen,Scrum Down and a solitary guest in London Pride (acceptable).
A flatscreen with Heart FM logo and muzak,the only point of interest I could make out was the full height leaded windows,and a random selection of animal artifacts.
Ruined by a pubco,no need to revisit.

On 8th March 2019 - rating: 5
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27th Jan 2020, 09:50
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
24th Mar 2019, 11:08

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thai. - last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 July 2018 by Tris C
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