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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: Converted to a coffee shop according to TripAdvisor.

The Peacock, Tower Hill, EC3

41 Minories
EC3
EC3N 1DT
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hondo . left this review about The Peacock

Set in a really nice Art Deco building the interior could maybe do with a little smarten up. 5 real ale taps(4 on 2 Harvey's Sussex best & 2 butcombe bitter. Some say Richard Spencer has been seen in the area with a wish list and a measuring tape.

On 24th November 2016 - no rating submitted
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Peacock

Set in an attractive 1930's art-deco building, this is a friendly boozer in the heart of the City. The pub has an unusual claim in that an intercepted German memoranda in 1945 noted that the pub would be used as the headquarters for the Gestapo, should the Germans win the war, with it's proximity to the cells in the Tower of London cited as a reason for this choice. Thankfully, the British boozer prevailed and we now find a smart pub split across two floors with an emphasis on darts - a rather unusual feature for a Central London pub. A corner door takes you into the main bar, where you pass through a carpeted seating space with high stools and tables to the front and padded benches and standard chairs on the left. The servery is a little way further back, to the right, with a dark wood bar counter and bar back embellished with some beautifully carved peacock feather detail. The peacock theme continues elsewhere in the shape of feather patterned wallpaper to the front and rear and some actual peacock feathers in vases on the window sills - a big improvement on twigs! There are dartboards at either end of the room, with the more sparsely furnished rear section seemingly being the best place to chuck a few arrows. A couple of old TV screens and a pull down screen near the entrance suggest that live sports might be shown, but I saw no concrete evidence. Stairs lead up to a similarly sized first floor with lots of additional seating and no less that four more dartboards. The peacock motif seems even more notable up here and I also spotted a juke box, with a good selection of music playing throughout my visit.
A pump clip display on the bar back hints at the pub's policy of putting on a varied range of interesting ales, but by the time I arrived, just before last orders on a Friday night, there was only one beer still available - Otter Bitter - with four more pumps left unclipped. My pint was well kept and the pub appears in the 2016 Good Beer Guide.
This is a well run pub that I imagine could generate a good atmosphere with a darts crowd in. The interesting ale range makes it a tempting prospect, although it was a shame to miss out, given the timing of my visit. A solid option and certainly worth a look in passing or as part of a crawl.

On 4th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Peacock

Unusual pub on the corner of an art deco block, seemingly little altered. Sparse furniture and decor in the bar, supplemented by a few more tables at first floor level. Features a pool table and several dart boards. The dark wood panelling give a rather cold feel, especially as the place was fairly empty when I visited. Just two of five handpumps were on, offering Ringwood Best and Butcombe Bitter (£3.75). Worth a visit for the architecture.

On 17th November 2014 - rating: 7
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20th Nov 2018, 18:37
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20th Nov 2018, 18:37
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by East London & City CAMRA - last updated 25 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 05 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 25 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 November 2007 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
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