User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
pubs galore bar with Delboy20 on the Pub Forum

Picture of Rudds
Image posted by Will Larter
Submitted on Thursday, 24th October 2019
With picture contributions to 9485 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (19 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

Rudds, EC4

148 Queen Victoria Street
EC4
EC4V 4BY
Phone: 02073299940
Correct details

Served areas

Tweets by Rudds
View the full twitter feed for Rudds Bar

Reviews of Rudds (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Tris C left this review about Rudds

It's hard to imagine that up until about ten years ago, this was a real pub called The Baynard Castle. Well it's certainly not a pub anymore, looking more like some sort of wine bar that might be frequented by second division footballers in an affluent area of Essex or Cheshire; Quinno's not wrong when he describes the upstairs rococo chairs as looking like they'd been upholstered with the contents of Marlene's knicker drawer. Seating on the ground floor has textured stripy material or mushroom brown leatherette low and high chairs with tables of matching heights. The bar back is bathed in purple light with cocktail and spirit bottles. The floor is bare boarded and there's a cream colour scheme illuminated with sconce lights. There's an upstairs mezzanine with at least one pool table. At least one TV was spotted showing sport with the sound off and music was muted. The Thai bar snacks weren't good and out front you endure the aural assault that is the virtual dual carriageway called Queen Victoria Street.
Ales: Sharp's Doom Bar or Hobgoblin. I don't know which I had as my friends were on a mix of the two and they got mixed up, but whichever it was, it was drinkable.
No chance of a return visit.

On 13th October 2016 - rating: 2
[User has posted 997 recommendations about 982 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Rudds

Modern bar on three levels, and the semi-modern furniture and decor certainly won't be to everybody's taste. Several sports TVs. Just Doom Bar available from a pair of handpumps, and that went off during the pour. However, after a slight wait while another barrel was put on, I got a fresh - if incompletely settled - pint of same (£3.95). Overall, I only went in out of curiousity to see whether it had changed much since its previous incarnation as the Cos Bar (to find that it hadn't) and probably won't return soon.

On 20th September 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 6199 recommendations about 6199 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Steve C left this review about The Cos Bar

The Cos Bar is a large establishment with a street level bar and mezzanine level that leads up to another large area full of seating that I think is used more for dining as Thai food is served. The zebra and leopard print upholstery is tacky to say the least and I found the service to be lacklustre bordering on rude. I spotted two hand pumps in amongst the standard and premium draught products, but these were both off when I visited two days before Christmas. I spotted at least two plasma screens and although these were off to give way to some background music I did leave with the impression that Sky Sports is shown here.

The toilets are located upstairs and The Cos Bar is closed at the weekends, although it is still available for hire seven days a week.

I cannot envisage a return visit anytime time soon as I like a good proper pub.

On 6th January 2011 - rating: 3
[User has posted 3586 recommendations about 3565 pubs]


View more reviews of Rudds (4)
External web links for Rudds

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
City Thameslink, 0.31 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.6 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Rudds, EC4
24th Oct 2019, 17:03
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved
 
24th Oct 2019, 17:01
Picture submitted by Will Larter

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 January 2011 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 13 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed