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The Penderel's Oak (JD Wetherspoon), Holborn, WC1

283-288 High Holborn
WC1
WC1V 7HJ
Phone: 02072425669
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J D Wetherspoon

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Penderel's Oak (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a very large 'spoons below an office block.On entering there is a sea of pine tables,a slightly raised section by the windows with the bar along a rear side wall.There is lots of room for vertical drinking infront of the bar,opposite which there is a library section with seating booths,while a further rear section leads to a small coutyard.The 12 handpumps are split into the dreaded regulars on one set namely London Pride and Doom Bar (both doubled up) along with GK IPA and Abbott.The 6 guest taps were offering Strathaven Old Mortality,Ilkley Mary Jane,Maxim Double Maxim,Twickenham Honey Dark and Naked Ladies (NBSS 1.5) and a real cider.
I visited the Cellar Bar which just has the 6 handpumps with the same ghastly regulars as upstairs.Down here the back lit bar in a pleasing curve gives a bit more character,while the furniture and fittings are a bit more plush.However the low ceiling focusses attention on the two flatscreen with BBC News 24 on mute.
My fish was soggy ,my pint was in poor nick and for me this felt like a 'spoons for which a revisit is not called for.

On 29th February 2020 - rating: 5
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Penderel's Oak (JD Wetherspoon)

an enormous, and enormously dull city centre Wetherspoons. Modern interior upstairs and down with no character at all of note. Downstairs the choice of real ale was very dull indeed and the London Pride, the best option, was well over £4. Not too impressed with it really.

On 16th May 2019 - rating: 4
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hondo . left this review about The Penderel's Oak (JD Wetherspoon)

Large L shaped ground floor didn’t visit the cellar bar. Maybe not one for a session but does the job on a crawl.

On 25th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Farringdon (London), 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.56 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Penderel's Oak (JD Wetherspoon), WC1
29th Feb 2020, 16:57
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
29th Feb 2020, 16:56
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 February 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes - No under 18s in the dining room. - last updated 08 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 08 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Malden man
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 08 October 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by hondo .
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