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St Brides Tavern, EC4

1 Bridewell Place
EC4
EC4V 6AP
Phone: 02073531614
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Greene King

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Will Larter left this review about St Brides Tavern

A back street pub with fewer customers than some of the others at the time of my late afternoon/early evening crawl of the area. The bar counter is quite small, and gives the room the feel of a hotel bar in a run down seaside resort. The strange drapes, all pelmet and no curtains, above the slightly curved front window, are something to be seen, and on the walls I also observed two technical drawings of Tower Bridge and of the Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster, the latter being incorrectly labelled Big Ben. Three hand pumps offered Fullers London Pride, Shepherd Neame Spitfire and Timothy Taylor Landlord, typical of the mainstream beers to be seen in the pubs in this area. I went for the last named, which I thought was in good condition, though while I was drinking my half I observed a fresh barrel being pulled through, which says something about the throughput here (or about my taste buds, of course).

On 24th October 2019 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about St Brides Tavern

Just off the main drag. Quite a small bar (didn’t visit upstairs) serving 3 real ales.

On 25th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Tris C left this review about St Brides Tavern

Indeed, as mentioned there was a pub here by 1755 knows as the Codgers Hall, later renamed the White Bear and demolished in 1895. My guess is that the current pub dates from the 1960s/70s and I can't for the life of me figure out what the significance is of the gold reliefs showing athletes and a fat Buddha around the top's perimeter.
A modern and very bland interior with both conventional tables/chairs and some high stools/tables, with a small bar at the end and an upstairs bar.
Ales: Greene King's IPA, London Glory and Hardy & Hanson's (Greene King) Olde Trip which was about as ok as it's ever going to get.
This is a rather dreary area with no real reason to visit and given that this is a dreary pub in a dreary area, I don't plan to return.

On 23rd September 2016 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
City Thameslink, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.58 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for St Brides Tavern, EC4
24th Oct 2019, 17:02
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24th Oct 2019, 17:02
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs up/down stairs. - last updated 23 September 2016 by Tris C
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