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The Running Horse, Mayfair, W1

50 Davies Street
W1
W1K 5JE
Phone: 02074931275
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Running Horse

Just around the corner from Bond Street station, the Running Horse is a simple, if somewhat upmarket, single room pub given a fancy make-over. The pub is bare boarded throughout and has some nice dark wood panelled walls plus a compact servery down the left hand wall. The bar has a wood panelled counter that is in keeping with the panelling around the rest of the room, plus a glazed tile bar back decorated with various bits of Six nations tat, with a board from the game of Totopoly displayed above, in reference to the pub’s name I presume. A smaller, front part of the bar, separated from the main counter by a section of dividing wall, has a bar back unit topped with plants, bottles, lamps, jugs and the like. The room sees fixed bench seating under the windows that run down two sides of the building, plus high tables and stools through the centre and some more seating at the rear, although the pub was so busy, I could neither make my way through or get a glimpse from the bar to figure out exactly what was there. I could see a nice fireplace on the back wall though, with an attractive tile surround and a plain mirror above. Decor is limited to some small paintings, stupid modern slogan posters and the inevitable slide images of a running horse.
There were three ales on at the bar – Purity Gold plus Rebellion IPA and Smuggler. The Purity Gold set me back 5.50 a pint and was absolutely rancid. I waited an eternity to get served thanks to the ineptitude of the bar staff who didn’t seem to understand how to operate the till, never mind keep good beer. The place was so packed with dreadful post-work posho punters that I simply couldn’t face the rigmarole of trying to get my pint changed, so I ditched it and left vowing never to return.
This seemed like quite a nice pub based on my initial impressions, but the rot quickly set in on this visit, from the obnoxious poseurs at the bar, to the dreadful music playing throughout, the clueless staff and the vile beer. Get a new team in here that knows what it’s doing, and this could be worth a look, but as things stand, I’ll be keeping well clear.

On 24th June 2019 - rating: 3
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custodian 42 left this review about The Running Horse

One roomed pub with three real ales. Nothing above 4.5% ABV. I had UBU purity which was expensive at £5.50 a pint (I had a half). Nothing special here.

On 4th July 2017 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Running Horse

OK sort of place, albeit lacking much in the way of pub atmosphere, close to Bond Street tube but just far enough away from the Oxford Street rush to avoid overcrowding. Dark wood-panelled bar with limited decor. Two of three handpumps working on my last visit, with Pride and Cornish Knocker (good enough, but very pricey - even for the area - at £4.10) available.

On 30th June 2013 - rating: 6
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London Marylebone, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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24th Jun 2019, 18:41
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22nd Nov 2017, 12:34
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