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Woodins Shades, Bishopsgate, EC2

212 Bishopsgate
EC2
EC2M 4PT
Phone: 02072474324
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Woodins Shades

A good sized Nicholson’s pub on a street corner plot just around the corner from Liverpool Street station, it consists of one single, open plan room although with some small wooden partitions incorporating stained glass to break up the space slightly.

It is perhaps slightly gloomy internally with dark blue/grey wood panelling on the lower part of the walls, the same colour plasterwork above and a very dark ceiling, although this is offset to some extent by the large windows. Narrow wooden boards were on the floor and there were a few iron supporting pillars for the high ceiling and a small fireplace at one end, although this was not in use. The long bar counter covered most of one wall, and there was some ornately carved woodwork behind this.

Beers on tap were Black Isle’s 20 Hours of Daylight, Sharp’s Atlantic, Doom Bar, London Pride, Nicholson’s Pale Ale, London Brewing’s Flying The Mags and West Berkshire’s Good Old Boy. The solitary cider meanwhile was Mortimer’s Orchard. Overall, whilst there was certainly nothing wrong with this pub, I thought it lacked much in the way of any character, and is certainly less interesting than many of the company’s other outlets.

On 8th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about Woodins Shades

This pub dates from at least the mid-19th century when the landlord was a one William Woodin and rebuilt in 1893.
This used to be a regular haunt for me around 20 years ago, due to convenience for meeting up rather than quality. I stopped coming here around 10 years ago when after visiting and buying a half out of desperation to use the lave, only to find out that it was out of order - out of order indeed.
A return the other night and it's clear that some reordering and renovation has been undertaken, with the interior a restrained blend of the old and new, typical of many a Nicholson's pub, with a modern bare floor and conventional furniture but with flashing games' machines and two TVs showing the Arsenal v. Watford match and generating much exuberance but not as much as the large group of drinkers, oblivious to the action but perhaps a little too well oiled.
Fairly gloomy inside, there were eight pumps on the bar and I plumped for a half of the Robinsons Blonde, James Blonde at a reasonable £2.30 and in good nick.
This pub is certainly better than Dirty Dicks, opposite, but it's not great and I find no compelling reason to return, especially in light of better hostelries over the border in E1.

On 16th April 2019 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about Woodins Shades

A fairly simple Nicholsons pub with one medium-sized room in dark paintwork, offset by large windows. There is a also a dining room upstairs. A fair range of beers: Siren Broken Dream Breakfast Stout, Hawkshead Pale, Fyne Ales Yarl, a charity brew and Landlord alongside the usual London Pride, Doom Bar and the St Austell house ale. Didn't feel like somewhere you would want to spend the evening in, but fine for a passing visit.

On 14th March 2019 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Liverpool Street, 0.15 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Shoreditch High Street, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Moorgate, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Woodins Shades, EC2
8th May 2019, 09:24
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
16th Apr 2019, 19:13
Review submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Darts : No last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 September 2013 by Clive Thompson
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 16 April 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 November 2013 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 10:30pm
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday10am - 1am
Friday10am - 1am
Saturday10am - 1am
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