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The Shakespeare, SW1

99 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1
SW1W 0RP
Phone: 02078284913
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Shakespeare

Large GK coner plot pub ,very close to Victoria station and so expect a transient crowd inside.Full T&T on entry and shown to a table,the interior has been split into sections so it doesn't feel like a barn but there are mute flatscreens everywhere.The good thing about Covid is that the huge plastic food menus have all been removed which has decluttered the interior ,and tables have been removed to aid social distancing.It felt quite secure inside,a good job as there little room outside.There is a cellar but closed on my Sunday visit.

The bar runs the length of a back wall and has two banks of three handpumps. However GK have a cider festival on ,meaning most taps were badged with 12 cider options,leaving just GK IPA for real ale drinkers (£5.10,NBSS 2.5 a piss take) .There was also a Gin festival of 31 varieties and I got the impression that real ale just isn't a priority in here.
Functional at best and instantly foregettable,GK just have too many pubs like this in central London.

On 11th October 2020 - rating: 4
[User has posted 2086 recommendations about 2086 pubs]


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Philip Carter left this review about The Shakespeare

Big pub right outside Victoria Station. Lots of seats and plenty of food choices. But the prices are a bit high. Soup of the day £4.79, it is served with bread & butter, Fiush & Chips £13.49. But now the best bit, a pint of Twickenham Naked Ladies, £5.10. For a big pub, the gents toilet is not that big, the floor is wet and one of the hand dryers doesn't seem strong enough to dry anything. I have rated it as 3 as the pint of Naked Ladies tasted good.

On 7th February 2018 - rating: 3
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custodian 42 left this review about The Shakespeare

Big pub with many levels. Had Abbot on as a real ale but nothing special about this place.

On 16th March 2017 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1673 recommendations about 1671 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Victoria, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Shakespeare, SW1
11th Oct 2020, 16:59
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
11th Oct 2020, 16:58
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 16 January 2015 by Nick Davies
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 January 2015 by Nick Davies
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 January 2015 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 January 2015 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 January 2015 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 January 2015 by Nick Davies
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 July 2020 by ROB Camra
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