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The Old Shades, SW1

37 Whitehall
Phone: 02078398577
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Shades

Run by the small Faucet Inn chain, this pub features a narrow frontage but it extends back some way between the front seating area, past the bar on one side and the dining area at the back. Chandelier and small ceiling dome above the bar. Dark wood panelling. On this visit, Greene King IPA, Abbot and the seasonal Rocked Out were supplemented on the six handpumps by Chelsea Blonde and Beyond the Pale from the London Beer Factory (often featured here) and a decent pint of Portobello Market Porter (£4.50). Also has a reasonable range of keg beers on tap. Upmarket feel, with prices to match, but pleasant enough (and certainly a much better bet than its next-door neighbour).

On 25th January 2016 - rating: 7
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moby duck left this review about The Old Shades

A long somewhat narrow pub bar with a wood panelled interior and attractively tiled bar frontage and flooring, once a Nicholsons pub and it did have that kind of feel about it for me,six handpumps ranging from the ordinary to the more interesting ,culminating in a very nice London Brewing Company Porter. Worth a visit.

On 31st December 2015 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Old Shades

A small frontage and a very charming interior with lots of wood panelling,a fine bar back and a dome above the bar area with a few banquettes towards the rear.It has an olde worlde feel without being fake.Six handpumps were drawing GK IPA,"Hardy & Hansons" Rockin' Rudolph ,Adnams Broadside,Portobello APA and London Beer Factory Porter,decent if a little warm.Worth popping in if crawling the Whitehall pubs.

On 31st December 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 31 December 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 December 2009 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10am - 10:30pm10:30pm
Monday10am - 11am - 11pm11pm
Tuesday10am - 11am - 11pm11pm
Wednesday11am - 10am - 11pm11pm
Thursday10am - 11am - 11pm11pm
Friday10am - 11am - MidnightMidnight
Saturday10am - 10am - MidnightMidnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: September 5th 2017
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