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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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Jon B 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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Tris C left this review about The Penderel's Oak (JD Wetherspoon)

Named after Richard Penderel who aided Charles II when he fled from Cromwell's troops; he hid Chaz in the Royal Oak tree in Boscobel Wood, Shropshire.
I've been coming here sporadically since around the time it opened, solely because we meet here on occasion and a friend of mine (who earns a packet) loves 'spoons, unlike me.
A return trip after quite a while in a group of about 10 but solely because a group this size - it could've been a lot larger - can be guaranteed a table. I don't think it's changed much if at all over the years: it's a 'spoons so you know exactly what to expect though it is in a largely commercial area and is therefore in a more affluent drinking zone but benefitting the drinker in that because of the location, there's virtually nothing else open around here at weekends.
So a 'spoons indeed with very bright lighting. Ales: about 10, though less inspiring than most branches and probably at the more expensive end of the 'spoons chain, my pints of Mine Beer costing £3.45 each which is near charitable by London standards.
Good lavatories and a small, attractive rear patio with illuminated [royal?] oak motif are probably the only reasons to visit unless, unlike me, you are a fan of the breed.

On 8th October 2017 - rating: 3
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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
16th May 2019, 19:01
Review submitted by Jon B
 
25th Oct 2018, 19:10
Review submitted by hondo . amended by hondo .

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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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