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The Spice of Life, W1

34 Romilly Street
W1
W1D 5AN
Phone: 02074377013
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Spice of Life

I've been to the pub a few times over the years, and must admit I quite like the place despite not being a particular fan of McMullens beers (although they are always well kept here) and the interior having lost almost all original character. Despite being in one of the busiest parts of central London, the staff in the main bar are usually efficient. Five handpumps, offering a 'house' pale ale, AK, Country and IPA plus Rivertown Atlas (£4.55) as a guest on my latest visit. There is also a basement bar that hosts frequent (and mostly free) live music events.

On 7th July 2018 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Spice Of Life

Comfortable looking pub with nice wood clad columns inset with mirror.Does anyone like Mcmullens beer. My County bitter was dull.

On 24th January 2014 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Spice Of Life

Largish McMullens corner pub on two levels. Upstairs is a comfortable lounge bar, at least until it gets busy when it becomes a crowded melee. There is a bar there with 4 McMullen's ales on, while downstairs is a wooden-floored cellar bar which provides a platform for live music acts including, dangerously, a Monday evening 'live mic' session which attracts Bjork-wannabees, Elvis impersonators and the deluded. That's a psychological condition, though on reflection it would make a good name for a band. There was also an Eastern European narcoleptic this time – I can think of no other reason for his being able to sleep through the caterwauling that amused everyone else. The staff were friendly but inefficient, mostly young and inexperienced. I had a couple of pints of McMullen Cask which was OK but pretty standard fare. Worth it for a laugh and I'd be happy to include on a crawl.

On 27th November 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
London Charing Cross, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.36 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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17th Mar 2019, 21:59
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 14 February 2007 by Old Blue
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 February 2007 by Old Blue
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