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The Old Doctor Butlers Head, Moorgate, EC2

Masons Avenue
EC2
EC2V 5BT
Phone: 02076063504
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Tris C left this review about The Old Doctor Butlers Head

Seemingly a very old pub, but this could be a more modern conceit, with lots of dark wood. Either way, a pub of some description has existed here since 1610.
This is a Shepherd Neame pub with a large array of their ales - my half of Spitfire Gold was fine and cost £2.20 a half which is good for the area. The pub's interior is split level, TVs show sport and there's a games machine. Furniture is conventional.
The TVs, loud music and games machine are the kind of things which don't appeal to me in a pub, so I doubt I'll return.

On 25th August 2016 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Doctor Butlers Head

Fine old City pub, hidden away in a small alley. Quite a plain dark-wood interior, with little furniture in the 'vertical drinking' zone around the bar but some basic tables and chairs on a small raised area further back. Restauarant upstairs, but with no traffic you can usually find many of the customers outside. Six handpumps - usually with a good selection from the Shepherd Neame range - with Master Brew, Whitstable Bay Pale, Spitfire (£4.10) and Bishop's Finger available on this visit. Well worth seeking out.

On 23rd August 2015 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Old Doctor Butlers Head

Another City pub tucked down an alleyway, this one claims a heritage back as far as 1666 and was acquired by Shepherd Neame in the early 2000’s. The exterior and general demeanour of the pub’s frontage as you approach is impressive but I have to say that I was fairly underwhelmed by the interior – it was very plain and most of the floor area is left bare for vertical drinking, with a small raised section at the rear. The bar is to the left as you enter and the rest of the place is low ceilings, wooden floor and wood-panelled walls. A large TV was showing the cricket on my visit. The corridor on the way to the bogs houses a large collection of the punningly war-themed Spitfire posters that caused a micro-fuss a few years back when the Guardianistas got their organically grown hemp knickers in a twist. Five Shepherd Neame ales are spread over six pumps, at £3.45 p/p. My ale was served in a Peroni glass, which perhaps shows a lack of awareness on the staff’s part and whilst not bad, it wasn’t overly-inspiring either. Empty on our Friday afternoon stop-off, this is clearly a place that relies on the nearby office trade to survive. The large empty floorspace merely served to exaggerate the effect.

Overall, I wasn’t particularly taken with the place in the way others seem to be – the Jamaica Wine House is a much better bet for an alleyway based ale pub in the City in my opinion.

On 8th August 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Moorgate, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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18th Oct 2017, 09:10
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18th Oct 2017, 09:10
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Shepherd Neame. - last updated 25 August 2016 by Tris C
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