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The Wilmington, EC1

69 Rosebery Avenue
EC1
EC1R 4RL
Phone: 02078371384
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Pub Type

Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Reviews of The Wilmington (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Steve of N21 left this review about The Wilmington

Made a lunchtime visit to this one when visiting the nearby Postal museum and have to say it was completely fit for purpose as a smart comfortable food orientated pub with some decent ales.
The usual minimalist stripped out gastro décor is very much in evidence with bare brick walls and the usual pastel colours but with some nice period photos to try and add a bit of character and interest.
Now knocked through but the central Island servery does form a bit of a barrier between the pubby front lounge section and the restaurant section behind with all the tables laid for dining which does benefit from the large skylight in this section.
Yes, part of the Metropolitan Pub Co range of Greene King but fortunately only GK IPA was on for my visit and the badged house beer Stay and Griffin was nowhere to be seen. Instead there was Truman’s Swift, Hogs Back TEA, and Naked Ladies and Yakima Valley ABA from the Twickenham Brewery available on the other four, which wasn’t shabby at all. We tried the two Twickenham brews and they were in good nick. There are also two banks of chrome pumps either side of the Ales and I did notice a decent selection of modern craft kegs from London craft breweries on these also
The food menu leans towards gastro but isn’t overly pretentious, especially as there is a brunch menu served until 5.00PM which included a English Breakfast at £9.50 that hit the spot for us on this cold and miserable day. And the experience was added to by the friendly and efficient service levels we experienced from the cheerful female bar and restaurant staff.
I agree this pub has clearly lost some pub character in its move to a dining pub and I probably would have been more comfortable in the nearby Exmouth Arms. But the good lady was far more comfortable here and some days that’s more important.
So for what this pub sets out to do, it does it very well.

On 5th December 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1673 recommendations about 1622 pubs]


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Tris C left this review about The Wilmington

This incarnation was rebuilt probably in the '20s or more likely the '30s with exterior stone Stag and Griffin motifs to the parapet alluding to this being a former Watney's and Reid's pub, which is of historic interest. The interior is very much contemporary, modern and stripped out. There's the odd quiz here and sometimes it's packed with diners, at other times just drinkers. It's also relatively quiet too.
Several ales on rotation at any one time from recollection, decent in quality and reasonably priced for the area.
Worth a stop if in the area and open at weekends too.

On 29th November 2017 - rating: 5
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Wilmington

Smart, rustic pub with stripped boards, bricked interior and large Georgian windows.

Quite spacious for a street corner pub, bit trendy & foody but with 5 real ales.

On 21st November 2016 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1248 recommendations about 1225 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Steve C
Farringdon (London), 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London Kings Cross, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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5th May 2019, 19:14
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 April 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Six Nations. - last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sundays. - last updated 23 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 October 2015 by hondo .
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