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The Glassblower, Soho, W1

40-42 Glasshouse Street
W1
W1B 5DW
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about The Glassblower

Dating from 1868 as the Bodega and now yet another Greene King outlet. Sigh.
Probably original, there are very large, distressed industrial wooden members in here, where it’s all a bit dark, with a black match boarded ceiling. The floor is modern boarded, with Minton-style tiled entrance and bar apron. Furniture is tall, mismatched and industrial. Lighting comes from bulkhead caged lamps and music is quite loud.
Ales: two ciders, GK IPA, Landlord (off), so I opted for a Neck Oil at a painful £3.30 a half.
This is a bit of a pest of a pub; perhaps GK are trying to provide something that’s actually different from all their other identikit outlets in this area and indeed London, but I don’t like industrial interiors so would definitely opt for GK’s Leicester Arms over the road.

On 19th October 2021 - rating: 3
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Glassblower

A fine looking pub tucked away down a side street. But nothing really special about the interior, especially the downstairs lounge and bar. All the woodwork on our visit had been stripped back, maybe that was the intention or they were about to repaint it all. The pub was busy on our Tuesday eve visit, so standing was the only option. There was a choice of four ales on handpump, Portobello Star, Sambrooks Wandle, GK IPA and London Glory. The pub had more of a wine bar feel to it and some fusion jazz music was being played.

On 17th November 2019 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about Glassblower

An architectually interesting looking pub as described by ETA below, thats where the interest stops for me, inside its a typically touristy Taylor Walker pub thats rife in this area.Beers were T&W 1730,Sambrooks Battersea Rye, Something called Dompah ? And W&E Canberra which was average in everything except the price, £2.50 a half, ouch. Wont be back.

On 25th October 2016 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1430 recommendations about 1415 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Glassblower, W1
19th Oct 2021, 17:23
Review submitted by Tris C
 
17th Nov 2019, 16:59
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs up/down stairs. - last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
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