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Silver Cross, SW1

33 Whitehall
SW1
SW1A 2BX
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of Silver Cross (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Bucking Fastard left this review about Silver Cross

A real Tardis of a pub and despite it's ownership by the dead hand of Greene King,it is worth a squint inside.There are lots of nooks and crannies and an impressive staircase leading the a basement bar.To the right entrance side is a discrete leather bound snug area while beyond the bar there is a flagstone tiled area leading to a back section and another down staircase.Live sport is advertised but I couldn't readily see any screens.
I was shown to a table but no T&T details were taken.A slimmed down menu seemed expensive for corporate pub grub with a median price of £12.The four handpumps were always only going to offer GK IPA (indistinct and a rip off at £2.60 the half)
Tick it if in the area,but make it a swift half.

On 3rd September 2020 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2088 recommendations about 2088 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Silver Cross

Rather characterless 'olde London' Greene King (ex-Taylor Walker) pub aimed squarely at the Trafalgar Square tourist market (successfully I guess, given that it is usually pretty busy). The main bar area is quite large, but avoids a cavernous feel by being sub-divided into quite a few separate seating areas (with most being up a couple of steps from those sections nearer the two main doors). There is also a substantial downstairs bar accessed by steps at either end, although this is often closed for private parties. Even though only five of the eight handpumps in two banks on the main counter were in use, at least Hammerton N1 and Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter (£4.90) were available in addition to the IPA, Band of Brothers pale and seasonal Scrum Down on this visit.

On 21st April 2018 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about Silver Cross

Very large and historic pub serving a range of Greene King ales plus the occasional guest. The area by the main bar feels a little confined due to the low ceilings and pillars but it opens out more behind and there is also a large downstairs bar. To the side there is a slightly quieter stooled area with a nice room behind with a splendid vaulted ceiling, which can be reserved for private use. Lots of dark woodwork and traditional furnishings throughout.

On 13th March 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2268 recommendations about 2216 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.26 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Silver Cross, SW1
3rd Sep 2020, 11:01
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
19th Aug 2020, 18:10
Picture submitted by Rob Hunter approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 03 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 March 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 March 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 September 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 March 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 March 2018 by Graham Coombs
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