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Bricklayers Arms, Fitzrovia, W1

31 Gresse Street
W1
W1T 1QS
Phone: 02076365593
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Quinno _ left this review about Bricklayers Arms

A pretty and unusual looking building which gave me the forebodings as I could remember my previous visit here fairly well. Downstairs, which I appeared to have not remembered anything about at all, is two teeny rooms one behind the other with a bar dividing the two and serving both. It’s dark wood panelling, quarry tile flooring and banquettes in the front, and flock wallpaper in the rear. The upstairs lounge gave me a slight shudder when I went to confront my demons but it seemed a lot smaller than I remembered – time playing tricks I suppose. Interestingly, the mobile phone ban is actually enforced here. We sat in the downstairs front bar which had a good atmosphere with some regulars in situ providing pub banter. No cask OBB so finally went for a keg OBB which was absolute grot. A decent mid-ranking Sam’s. 6.5

April 2006
Sam Smith's pub with a laneway under the left-hand side of the building. A funny little place, the upstairs is like a gentleman's club that hasn't been decorated since 1976 - very cosy. Downstairs is divided into a front and back room. No OBB, so the ale drinkers might as well give this one a miss. Found the barman to be a grumpy sod; someone queried a short measure (turned out it was a lined glass) but his attitude in dealing with the query was rather abrasive which put a bit of a dampener on the atmosphere. As usual for SS pubs, no TV etc. Rated 5

On 20th December 2019 - rating: 7
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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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London Charing Cross, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.09 miles, 20 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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20th Dec 2019, 14:57
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