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Sir Christopher Hatton, EC1

4 Leather Lane
EC1
EC1N 7RA
Phone: 02074049436
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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hondo . left this review about Sir Christopher Hatton

Nicholson’s pub housed in a soulless modern office block the split level interior has a bit more character than you might expect.

On 9th October 2019 - no rating submitted
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Tris C left this review about Sir Christopher Hatton

The name is taken from a former chancellor and rumoured lover of Elizabeth I and local land owner whose name is taken for Hatton Garden, home to diamond geezers both legitimate and otherwise, the local 88-90 Hatton Garden being the site of a recent infamous jewel heist. Indeed, this venue occupies part of a building site occupied by department store Gamages until 1972, now home to a building which until recently housed De Beers' diamond repository in its basement.
I haven't been in here since it was the Goose around 14 years ago, so can't really remember it.
It's essentially a lower ground floor fake 'old' pub with a rough stone floor with bar to the rear. Lavatories are downstairs along with the cellar bar where my group was to convene. As such it's quite typical of a place that has a faux 'historic' pitch so you probably know what to expect except that it's better than average without flashing TV screens or loud music.
Quite comfortable inside with around 5-6 ales; I couldn't see them all as a couple of bar hogs spoiled the view. I opted for a pint of the Adnam's Fat Sprat which was fine and competitively priced.
In all this isn't a bad place and is better than one would expect but unless you're desperate, there's better to be found eastward in Smithfield rendering a return visit otiose.

On 24th May 2017 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about Sir Christopher Hatton

Being a Nicholson's pub there was a decent range of ales on - Nicholson's Pale Ale (St Austell), 6X, Doom Bar, Leeds Gathering Storm, Ramsgate Brewery Great British Beer (with Al Murray on the pump clip!) (£1.90 a half), and By The Horns Joe's Tea Co. Apparently Joe's Tea Co (rather unsurprisingly) contains tea and bergamot oil. The barman kindly gave me a taster, and the taste of tea was a bit over the top. Not my cup of tea I might say. I didn't see a menu at the ledge where I sat, but there were plenty of people eating at the normal tables and chairs on a raised area at the front by the windows. Being a Nicholson's pub I wouldn't expect the menu to hold any surprises.

Apart from on the aforementioned raised area, seating in the main bar area was all tall tables, backless tall stools and at ledges. There are a fair number of seats out at the front, which is not a bad place to sit as the pub is set back from the main road down a pedestrian thoroughfare. The main bar area has a flagstone floor, and as it is set well back from the small windows at the front I found it quite a gloomy place. The beer quality and choice was good, but as a pub it didn't really rock my boat. It felt a bit like being in a subterranean dive.

On 15th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Old Blue
Farringdon (London), 0.31 miles, 6 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.73 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Sir Christopher Hatton, EC1
9th Oct 2019, 15:02
Review submitted by hondo .
 
6th May 2018, 08:33
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Part covered front patio drinking. - last updated 24 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes - Cellar Bar with a separate bar. - last updated 24 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2019 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 October 2019 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC but substantial steps into pub. - last updated 22 August 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 May 2017 by Tris C
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