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The Horniman at Hay's, London Bridge, SE1

Hays Galleria, Counter Street
Phone: 02074071991
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Steve C left this review about The Horniman at Hay's

The Horniman at Hay’s is an impressive Nicholson’s establishment with a grand replicated Victorian interior. Being located on the Thames opposite HMS Belfast makes it a tourist trap that is seemingly always busy. It is very popular with dining families and from a quick glance at the menu I learned that the food is traditional pub grub and the mains start at £10. The bar is stocked with premium draught and I counted ten hand pumps. During my recent Monday afternoon visit these were drawing Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Fuller’s London Pride, Hardknott Brewery’s Lux Borealis, Long Man Brewery’s Long Blonde, Acorn’s Dead Good, Sambrook’s Junction and Castle Rock’s Harvest Pale alongside Brain’s Gold and 3 c’son. I opted for a pint of Gold which was well served by the polite barman.

Outside there is plenty of seating with views into and across the Thames.

This isn’t a pub that I would actively seek out again, but I would have no problem popping back in if passing.

On 5th June 2014 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Horniman at Hay's

A large Nicholsons along the Southern side of the Thames (opposite HMS Belfast) in a modern building though the interior has been faux-Victorianised in quite an impressive manner (chandeliers, dark cared wood, intricate plasterwork and wall friezes, imposing bar back). Every available inch of floor space was taken by furniture, so navigation can be tricky – not one for the infirm. Pitched firmly at the tourists, so don’t expect a pubby feel. Plenty of real ale available, though the quality of the two we tried wasn’t really up to much. Staffing issues have been mentioned elsewhere and we were the recipients of service that was at best the most useless ever and at worst possibly fraudulent [which I have since complained to M&B about and have had investigated, though I've not been informed of the outcome at the time of posting]. Let's hope it was a one-off.

Anyhow, this isn’t one I’d be interested in doing again.

On 7th August 2013 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Horniman at Hay's

Loud and crowded Nicholson's pub with a fake 'old' interior with chandeliers, etc. Multiple seating areas at different levels inside plus some outside terrace seating in a prime position on the Thames riverbank. There is also an upstairs dining area plus the Wharfside Cellar Bar. For the real ale lover, it has some 15 handpumps at various points along the bar counter which - even allowing for a few duplicates - means there is usually a pretty decent selection available (e.g. the Moor Raw, £3.95, on my latest visit). Not cheap, and the service suffers badly at busy times, but still a fair place to stop if in the area.

On 23rd June 2013 - rating: 7
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London Bridge, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Fenchurch Street, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
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21st Oct 2019, 21:23
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21st Oct 2019, 21:23
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