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The Bowler, Clerkenwell, EC1

32 Bowling Green Lane
EC1
EC1R 0BJ
Phone: 02078378340
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Tris C left this review about The Bowler

Lee Curtis, below, obviously the proprietor of this venue, describes what was once The Surprise as Clerkenwell's best sports pub and I'd find it hard to disagree. To describe The Bowler as a sports pub is the understatement of the century. Indeed a blackboard proclaims: 'Fact of the day: We love sports'; no kidding. The place was virtually dark with six TVs and a vast IMAX of a projector on one wall. This is a bit of a locals' pub and not a gastro venue, serving the likes of burgers. Furniture is mixed with some leatherette sofas.
Ales on: Brakspeare's Bitter and Heritage and Wychwood's Hobgoblin at a rather steep £2.20 a half; it was ok.
One for TV sports devotees only.

On 27th November 2017 - rating: 3
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john gray left this review about The Bowler

An L shaped pub with 5 tv,s and one massive screen showing the football.Very busy.Only 2 cask beers on Breakspear -bitter and Hobgoblin.

On 20th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Bowler

As you enter through the corner door you find yourself in a room with no bar counter and with all the scrubbed wooden tables, with fairly simple little chairs, laid for diners, leading one to think you've stumbled into a restaurant. Walking through the dining room and to the back on the left brings you into another area where the bar counter's located, and where there's a bit more seating consisting of red upholstered furnishings and a couple of standard tables. Unfortunately when I dropped in this area was being utilised as a marshalling area for a delivery of glasses, leaving me to retreat to one of the tall tables/tall stools in the dining room.

Although food is obviously quite important here, I was the only person in at 12.30 PM, and there were no menus out on the tables. It had the look and feel of a place that hadn't yet opened for the day. Anyway, they did have on Hobgoblin, and Brakspear's Bitter (£1.85 a half), plus a Thatcher's cider on handpump. It didn't feel terribly comfortable in here, but maybe at another time it would be more lively.

On 26th March 2015 - rating: 4
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Farringdon (London), 0.36 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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5th May 2019, 19:12
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5th May 2019, 19:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Brakspear's. - last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 March 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 May 2016 by Tris C
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