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The Glassblower, Soho, W1

40-42 Glasshouse Street
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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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
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E TA left this review about Glassblower

A triangular corner pub with a single triangular public bar on the ground floor and a similar bar upstairs which was closed for a private function. The building was originally a workhouse, and glass was made here in Victorian times, hence the name. The bare floor and gaming machines make it feel Spartan. It’s currently run by Taylor Walker, and it certainly isn’t their best effort. The staff were young, inexperienced and amateurish. Four handpumps on the bar – one advertised Windsor Knot, but that ran dry while we were being served. As an alternative I had Sambrook’s Lavender Hill, which tasted much too much like a megakeg lager to be enjoyable. Other beers on were 1730 and Doombar, but we weren’t tempted. Food was the usual over-reheated slop served in chipped enamel pans, not at all enjoyable. I really wasn’t terribly impressed, but given its location it does OK.

On 18th October 2016 - rating: 5
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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
17th Nov 2019, 16:59
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
17th Nov 2019, 16:23
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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