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The Viaduct Tavern, Holborn Viaduct, EC1

126 Newgate Street
EC1
EC1A 7AA
Phone: 02076001863
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Tris C left this review about The Viaduct Tavern

A return visit to this beautiful *** pub, with fantastic alabaster and marble, pre-Raphaelite friezes and etched mirrors picked out in gold.
And still uncleared tables, terrible acoustics, pissed customers and malty ESB the best of a bad bunch.
Pretty pub, pretty awful experience.

On 2nd February 2024 - no rating submitted
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Viaduct Tavern

Another fine evening in the Viaduct Tavern and the first post covid for us. We usually leave this one for the warmer months as it’s not the biggest space inside and, due to its proximity to Bank and Barts it does tend to get rammed with the afterwork crowd. So, at this time of year the crowd tends to congregate on the pavement outside and its reasonably easy to get served.
I do agree with the previous reviewer that its now looking like it could do with a bit of TLC to brighten up the fantastic interior and spruce it up to its former glory. But even with a few plaster bits missing the red ceiling is still very impressive and although the three fine paintings of Pre-Raphaelite style women on the right-hand wall have lost their lustre, you are still not going to find many paintings like this in a pub.
The four ale pumps had London Pride, Seafarers and Griffin IPA on, with the fourth badged with Olivers Island and a coming back on soon sign. We stayed on the Pride and Griffin IPA all evening and they were on fine form for these Fullers Brews. To complete the picture there is a bank of keg taps either side of the four central ale pumps and alongside the usual standard keg suspects (Peroni e.t.c.) there was a couple of modern craft such as Beavertown Neck Oil, Brixton Reliance Pale Ale, Tiny Rebel Easy Living Session Pale Ale and Jubel Beer Peach.
Decent craft and Cask ales in a pub with an excellent interior, very much still worth a visit.

On 25th July 2023 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Viaduct Tavern

A prominent pub with an unusual and attractive curved frontage, it certainly looks impressive and upmarket with it’s marble façade, polished wooden doors and red awnings over the windows. Inside though, whilst it’s similarly ornate, I thought it was looking a little shabby. No doubt it was really something in it’s heyday, but it now rather looks as though it could do with a bit of TLC.

It all appears to be one single open plan room internally, unless there are further rooms elsewhere that I did not see. The flooring is plain wooden boards, with red painted wallpaper on the lower part of the walls and pale cream plasterwork up above, with black painted dado rails separating the two. The ceiling is fitted with heavily embossed wallpaper which has been painted a very deep red, but the main feature is some very large and elaborate mirrors covering almost the entire right hand wall that have pictures of some classical maidens on them. Perhaps something from Greek mythology, I’m not sure, but they were certainly impressive. The mirror frames are elaborate gold and there is further gold etching in the arched mirrors behind the bar. Carved faces inset in to the panelling below the ceiling are another interesting and unusual feature, and there was some very elaborate carved wooden shelving behind the bar. Despite the grand surroundings, it lacked much in the way of atmosphere with only three of four other punters in on my recent Tuesday evening visit, even though other places nearby were packed.

Beers on tap were Siren Yuhu, London Pride and Dark Star Pale Ale. The solitary cider meanwhile was Cornish Orchards. Overall, I’m glad I popped in and ticked this one off, but it’s not somewhere I’d make a point of ruching back to.

On 12th May 2023 - rating: 6
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2nd Feb 2024, 19:44
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 27 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Wheelchair accesible. - last updated 27 May 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 October 2018 by hondo .
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