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The Northumberland Arms, Fitzrovia, W1

119 Tottenham Court Road
W1
W1T 5AJ
Phone: 02073875730
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Northumberland Arms

I dived into this compact street corner pub on a bit of a whim, being at a bit of a loose end in a part of town unfamiliar to me, and was pleased to find a decent little boozer, The pub is well lit, thanks to two sides being dominated by the large banded windows that run along them, letting plenty of light into this small bare boarded space. The servery is on the back wall and has a simple dark wood counter enhanced by modern hand and foot rails and a large, unattractive bar back, the saving grace of which is the door to one side with fine etched glass panes in the door and above. Standard tables and chairs run around the perimeter of the room whilst a couple of high tables and stools have been positioned in the centre, with a fair bit of space left in between for people to stand in relative comfort. The pub felt quite well-to-do to me, being full of people in suits and snappy dresses, but the décor is considerably more down-to-earth, with a St George’s Cross flag on the back wall and six nations flags hung around the ceiling. Elsewhere, there are framed portraits where the subject’s head has been replaced by that of an animal for no apparent reason, several plain mirrors and blackboards promoting food. A TV screen in one corner was turned off but a pop music soundtrack underscored the buzz of conversation. Menus were supplied to each table, rolled up and stuffed into ancient looking pewter tankards.
The pub offers two ales, which on this occasion were Fullers London Pride and Purity Mad Goose, with the latter weighing in at £4.50 a pint and in pretty good condition. The barmaid seemed pretty icy at first, but seemed to thaw a little, which is a little unusual for a pub that must get plenty of passing trade.
I’m glad I gave this little pub a try, as I thought it was quite a nice spot in which to enjoy a decent pint and watch the world go by through the windows. The limited beer range will be an off-putting factor to some, but if you’re looking for an unpretentious pub in this part of town, you could definitely do a lot worse.

On 17th July 2018 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Northumberland Arms

Uninspiring ale choice on our visit, with a solitary Hobgoblin on handpump. The interior has an attractive looking bar, which has been recently added, but retains the traditional style of the pub. A couple of etched glass screens on the left of entrance, helps to keep the Victorian feel.

On 4th August 2015 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Northumberland Arms

Corner pub with a plain interior. 2 real ales and food served. Handy for the Venezuelan Embassy.

On 23rd August 2014 - no rating submitted
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