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The Jerusalem Tavern, EC1

55 Britton Street
EC1
EC1M 5UQ
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hondo . left this review about The Jerusalem Tavern

Tucked away on a side street. Quite a small dark basic interior serving 6 real ales and food. Art on the walls for sale.

On 26th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Jerusalem Tavern

ORIGINAL REVIEW August 2015
A very clever recreation of an ale house,the interior is small but has discrete areas ,with seats in both bay windows,a small rear room and a one table garret up some creaking steps opposite the bar.It gets very busy after work on a Friday but in good weather punters spill out onto the pavement and by 7pm with the throng dying down it is usually possible to nab a table inside.The service is always very friendly and efficient and copes well at busy times although if you are drinking outside you will receive a plastic mug.
There are six wall mounted taps using air pressure to dispense St Peters real ale which on my visit meant Honey Porter,Cream Stout,Fruit (grapefruit),Red Ruby ,Organic Bitter and Organic Best Bitter.If an ale runs out ,it will be replaced by something different from their range while there is always a huge choice of their bottled beers and some very decent single malts.All ales are served southern style,and everything the crew sampled was fresh and interesting.
In the evening there is a short menu of bar snacks at £6 each , the perfect accompanyment to an ale session.Ale pricing around £3.60 also seemed good value for the area.
This place has a real pubby atmosphere,it's aimed at quaffers and I always have a good time here.It deserves it's 2016 GBG listing and really should not be missed when in the area,but beware of the weekend closure.

UPDATE
A revisit was a major disappointment in terms of ale quality.The selection was from the low ABV brews with nothing above 4.5 % .The condition of my Orange Blaze and Golden was suspect and both were cloudy.In desperation we turned to the bottled versions of beers that were once regularly on tap ,but the Grapefruit (normally a solid session beer) tasted of very little with only faint grapefruit at the finish.This was the Friday evening session before a bank holiday weekend closure but the pub was suspiciously quiet and maybe the word of poor beer has got around.However pleasing an interior,it's off the list for a revisit on this form.

On 28th August 2016 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Jerusalem Tavern

This is indeed a very clever conceit: an early 18th century building converted into a pub in 1996! I came here once about 7 years ago so we decided it was time for another visit and I don't think that anything has changed. Absolutely packed on our midweek visit, so much so that the crowd was not just spilling out onto the pavement, but also the pavement opposite.

We decided that due to the throng we would opt for halves and not stay long. I was the only person at the bar yet despite this, the barman had more interest in chatting to some women. Eventually he realised that there was life outside his bubble and offered me a moment of his precious time. He placed the glass on the bar in front of me and looked at me blankly for about 20 seconds. I finally asked him if he could actually tell me how much it cost so that I could pay and he informed me that it was £1.75 a half, which is very good value for the area indeed. However, the gormless idiot couldn't be bothered to give me my change so my two £1 coins disappeared into the till: I couldn't be bothered to complain.

This is a nice pub and the beer was excellent, but it's best visited early in the week or during the day and ideally once Forest Gump has moved on. Closed at weekends.

On 15th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Farringdon (London), 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
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26th Oct 2018, 14:26
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - St. Peter's Brewery - last updated 26 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 15 April 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 26 October 2018 by hondo .
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