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The Sir John Balcombe, Marylebone, NW1

21 Balcombe Street
NW1
NW1 6HE
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Sir John Balcombe

An old-looking pub frontage has been attached to this relatively new building but the inside has been heavily modernised and is a bit bland. The flooring has been sanded back and brickwork exposed behind the bar, with the ceiling removed to reveal steel girders. One end is a bit more old school, with some panelling and even a banquette along the side. The rest of the pub has the usual mix of high and low tables. A few tables are outside on the pavement and there is also a cellar bar, which I did not visit. Draught beers are Landlord and Doom Bar.

On 25th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Sir John Balcombe

Another dull north Marylebone pub, but better than the Globe and Bell Inn due to the inclusion of real ale - just.
This is obviously a modern pub on the site of the Portman Arms, rebuilt, later renamed as a branch of Hobgoblin and now the Sir John Balcombe, presumably named after the former Lord Justice of Appeal who perhaps lived around here.
Plain inside, though opulent compared with the pubs mentioned above, with conventional furniture, grey walls and some exhibiting bare brick. Few people in midweek, despite or perhaps because of the football and mainly students.
Two pumps with one drawing Doom Bar with the clip reversed. Thereafter Sir John Balcombe Bitter, though in reality just rebadged Caledonian's Deuchars IPA which isn't my favourite tipple and this wasn't at its best. Still, at least it was served in a glass and at £2.10 a half, is cheap for this area. Rated 3.5.

On 21st June 2018 - rating: 4
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Sir John Balcombe

Reasonable pub but only London Pride on and that was ruined for me by the curse of the plastic glass!

On 7th June 2018 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Marylebone, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.55 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sir John Balcombe, NW1
25th May 2019, 19:47
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved
 
25th May 2019, 19:17
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 50p pint - last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 21 June 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2010 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
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