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The Horse & Guardsman, SW1

18 Whitehall
SW1
SW1A 2DY
Phone: 02078397701
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Will Larter left this review about The Horse & Guardsman

I have been boycotting Wetherspoons pubs for more than four years now (see my review of The Knights Templar WC2 for details), so I was pleased when I learned that this fabulous building was no longer a Spoons, having been bought and somewhat altered by McMullens. I used the word 'opulent' in my notes written at the time of my visit, and I think that's about right. The insertion of a mezzanine floor my be a little intrusive, but this is only in the back part of the pub, the front area being magnificent. The bar features three hand pumps, with AK, Country and IPA available. I went for the mild, which was in good condition. I would be happy to call in again if in the area.

On 2nd February 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3124 recommendations about 2934 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Horse & Guardsman

The former Lord Moon of the Mall has been remodelled by McMullen's, with the bar moved to the front and a mezzanine added. It has also been comprehensively refurbished in an upmarket style (especially in the dining areas at the back and up the stairs). However, the real ale selection is now more limited, with just AK, Country and IPA (£5.30) available from three of the four handpumps, together with Rivertown Scarlet as a 'guest' (£5.60). Quite a few standard and craft keg beers also available (including several others from Rivertown). Just a short distance from Trafalgar Square and only five minutes walk from Charing Cross station if waiting for a train, but there has been a huge lurch upwards in terms of price.

On 5th December 2021 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Horse & Guardsman

Former Wetherspoons, now under the aegis of McMullens, the Hertford brewery.

On 2nd April 2021 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.26 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.66 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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2nd Feb 2022, 14:00
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29th Jan 2022, 10:02
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 February 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Darts : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes - Sundays from 4pm - book online - last updated 02 February 2022 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 26 February 2014 by john mcgraw
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 November 2021 by ROB Camra
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