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The Leinster Arms, W2

17 Leinster Terrace
W2
W2 3EU
Phone: 02074024670
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Tris C left this review about The Leinster Arms

An attractive pub, Grade II-listed and dating from 1856. Inside though and it's a rather more different story which seems at variance with the reviews below. There's a fairly attractive central-ish bar which looks as though it could be original, sporting a Bass mirror. Thereafter there's a modern boarded floor and Anaglypta to the walls with contemporary pastel colour scheme along with some floral wallpaper. Lighting comes from Victorian-style sconce lights and at least one cut glass chandelier. Much of the pub's illumination though, comes from two TVs pointlessly broadcasting Newsnight with the sound off, and a strange glowing rectangle to a wall in portrait format advertising the rugby; there was though a decent soundtrack on the gramophone, spoiled by a customer playing noisy YouTube videos on their phone. Furniture is quite pubby apart from the tall tables and stools to the right-hand side along with a narrow drinking ledge.
The pub certainly isn't foodie as it serves the likes of macaroni cheese (or mac 'n' cheese as millennials insist on calling it) as well as Ye Fishe 'n' Chippes for the tourists who occupy the abundance of cheap local hotels; the net result is a rather greasy smell of cooking, not helped by all the ugly condiment bottles on the tables.
There were three ales served up by uninterested barmaids: an exciting choice of Pride, Hobgoblin and Landlord which was disappointingly very dull.
Overall this is a rather poor pub - not the worst in W2 by a long chalk, but of no competition for the Mitre up the road.

On 9th February 2020 - rating: 3
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Leinster Arms

This is a nice, cosy pub with front and rear rooms, located on the Northern side of Hyde Park. The front part of the pub comprises a mid-sized space with high stools and tables down one side and standard tables and chairs filling the rest of the room. There are some impressive leaded windows around the entrance, whilst an etched pane to one side has the pub’s name picked out on it. The room has been decorated with a variety of old photographs, but there was so much St Patrick’s day tat littering the room, that it was tricky to get a handle on exactly what the place looks like. The servery is located to the rear of the room and forms a C-shape with a dark wood counter, traditional bar back and a pleasant gantry decorated with bottles, whiskey boxes and the like. A TV screen was showing a muted football fixture and pop music was playing at a tolerable level in the background. Passing the right-hand side of the bar, you move into a smaller rear lounge with nice dark wood flooring, some fancy patterned wallpaper and some comfy banquette and chair seating options. The décor here was a little easier to pick out, with a large plain mirror, some London themed paintings, grand chandeliers and a couple more TV screens all catching the eye. A stack of board games was available in one corner and each table had a vase of fresh flowers on it, which was quite a nice touch.
The pub has made it into recent editions of the Good Beer Guide but has what might be described as an unimaginative ale range, with options on this visit comprising Fullers London Pride, Black Sheep Bitter, Sharps Doom Bar and Taylor Landlord. The latter was £4.80 a pint and in excellent shape, served to me a a friendly, chatty barman. Whilst the pub doesn’t have a particularly foodie feel to it, I was surprised to find I was one of a small minority of customers visiting just for a drink.
I quite liked the feel of this pub, which seemed comfortable, with a nice traditional look and layout, friendly service and some excellently conditioned beer. Perhaps a couple of more interesting ales wouldn’t go amiss and the Paddy’s Day marketing guff could be toned down, but otherwise, this is a good solid pub and worth seeking out if you’re in the area.

On 9th September 2019 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Leinster Arms

All a bit average and overpriced. Its small and foody and despite being in the Good Beer Guide has average beer quality

On 1st July 2019 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Paddington, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 1.81 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Leinster Arms, W2
9th Feb 2020, 19:52
Review submitted by Tris C
 
9th Sep 2019, 18:55
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Limited pavement seating. - last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 September 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 September 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 September 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 September 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 September 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 September 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 April 2015 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 September 2019 by Pub SignMan
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