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The Conductor, Holborn Viaduct, EC4

1 Fleet Place
EC4
EC4M 7RA
Phone: 02072364262
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Will Larter left this review about The Conductor

I spotted this one on a crawl of various London pubs when going for a train after visiting the Viaduct Tavern across the road, and decided to come back the next day. It was fairly quiet (between 2 and 3pm Friday), which at least gave the young barman a chance to exercise his customer service skills when trying to find a beer to suit my palate. He succeeded to the extent that I later complimented him on his choice of beer, an 8% NEIPA called Button Pusher, from Liquid Love Brewing of Illinois: neither too sweet, too cold nor too fizzy.

I was surprised to find that I quite liked it here, despite its student union vibe and incomplete ceiling. If I'd been here at a busier time, with every table full of giggling student types and loud music belting out, I would doubtless have been less well-disposed.

There are 20 keg fonts in three groups along the lengthy bar counter, with some mainstream and some obscurities. The bottles and cans are listed on a video screen, and maybe the draught beers are too, but I never caught the screen at the right moment. Again, this sort of thing would irritate me normally, but I was in a mellow mood and would even consider returning on another occasion, though I am not sure I would be so lucky as to find the same combination of excellent service and congenial atmosphere again.

On 4th October 2021 - rating: 8
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Tris C left this review about The Conductor

A bar occupying part of the ground floor of 1 Fleet Place, designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, architects behind Chicago's Sears Tower and once the world's tallest building - it's unlikely that this bar will garner any accolades though.
For one, we didn't spot any name applied to the venue so had to wander off to check it amongst the other similar attractions in this part of the City, but no, as it turned out we were right first time round. There's a patio garden of sorts with drinkers seated either beneath a pergola or spilling out into the small piazza. Inside, and it's the typical modern bar, so easy to imagine but with a DJ spinning virtual digital discs from a device at very high volume. There's a large bar with several so-called 'craft' keg products with lots of cans and bottles but no real ale, which comes as a bit of a shock as this is a Fuller's outlet. It's clearly aimed at the younger drinker; my friend and I were the oldest punters and only in here due to this having been chosen by a third party as a meet-up place. The general interior theme is one of pale wood panelling and modern vinyl-clad banquettes with the odd knick-knack dotted around, such as an old paraffin hazard lamp.
My pints of Beavertown's Neck Oil was about as good as it's ever going to get, though I didn't clock the price as they were bought for me but I'll bet it must have cost a fortune.
This is very much a bar for the young and if you want Fuller's real ale in an attractive genuine pub, the Viaduct Tavern is a short walk from here.

On 19th April 2019 - rating: 3
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Philip Carter left this review about Jamies

Renamed Jamies, According to The London Drinker.

On 27th July 2008 - no rating submitted
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4th Oct 2021, 11:24
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1st Oct 2021, 22:44
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio seating out front. - last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
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