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Bricklayers Arms, Fitzrovia, W1

31 Gresse Street
W1
W1T 1QS
Phone: 02076365593
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Bricklayers Arms

Somewhat hidden away, this Sam Smiths pub has a brewer's Tudor façade and a deliberately old-fashioned interior. You probably won't find anywhere to sit in the small front bar, and whilst there is a bit more seating in the even smaller back room this isn't really an option either if people are playing darts. Persevere, though, and head upstairs where the lounge bar offers some comfortable seating and a very relaxed atmosphere (and as far as I could tell, the same choice of beer as available downstairs). Crazily, still no OBB on handpump, and the Extra Stout now costs £3.60, but it is nevertheless a reasonable spot if you go at the right time.

On 30th March 2018 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about Bricklayers Arms

It's got to be about 15 years since I last visited this pub, when it was one of our regular haunts when I worked nearby at St Giles Court. It doesn't seemed to have changed much. The main bar is at the front with the brick-built bar counter facing you, and with another small room at the back down a couple of steps and accessed round to the right of the servery. The back room was still being used by a bunch of blokes playing darts, possibly skiving off from work.

The front room has terracotta tiled flooring, which is most unusual. The panelling on the walls looks to be the real deal, but you never know with Sam Smith's and their penchant for traditional restorations. On the subject of Sam Smith's, unfortunately this isn't one of their pubs that does the real ale version of Old Brewery Bitter.

This is quite a nice and relaxing pub that is just far enough from the hell that is Oxford St to avoid the crowds. But I have seen it fairly busy on a nice day with a fair number of punters lounging about outside. But I don't think you would come here for the beer.

On 18th October 2016 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about Bricklayers Arms

This pub dates back to at least the 18th century in some form but was rebuilt in 'brewers' tudor' probably in the 1920s/30s and was one of my main office haunts from 1988 to 1991 when our Gresse Street-based company would fill the place on a Friday night, in fact most weekday nights, spilling out onto the pavement on balmy summer evenings!

The small front bar is a bit stark and is a symphony in ceramics with a brick or quarry tiled floor and brick faced bar; upholstered bench seats are to the walls. There's another slightly lower bar to the rear, but it's the upstairs room and bar that's altogether larger. We didn't explore, but if unchanged it was a rather grand room with dark wood, velour seats and window reveals.

We didn't bother with the keg-only Smith's offerings but had a half of the low alcohol Alpine Lager and bade our farewells.

Closed Sundays.

On 29th March 2016 - rating: 5
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 April 2015 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 April 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 10 November 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 29 March 2016 by Tris C
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