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Butchers Hook & Cleaver, Smithfield, EC1

61 West Smithfield
EC1
EC1A 9DY
Phone: 02076009181
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Fuller's

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Tris C left this review about Butchers Hook & Cleaver

Founded in 1999 from the amalgamation of a meat wholesalers shop and branch of the Midland Bank, this is one of Fuller's City barn-like pie houses, similar to the Counting House and Bank of England. The interior's very imperious, designed to look like a grand Edwardian hotel. There's a mezzanine and lots of varnished and stained wood. It's all a bit soulless and corporate (everyone in here seems to work in the City) so can't really see myself coming again, the vastly superior Hand & Shears is just around the corner.

Ales: Fuller's range with their Oliver's Island and Gale's branded ales, with ESB weighing in at a very hefty £4.60 a pint.

On 9th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Butchers Hook & Cleaver

Fittingly, given its location on the south side of Smithfield Market, this is a Fuller's Ale & Pie house. Furbished in an alehouse style which suits its location, it offers no surprises but is a pleasant spot in which to enjoy a pint. The only disappointment on this visit was that only three real ales were available from a total of 12 handpumps on various parts of the counter: Pride, Oliver's Island and ESB (£4.40).

On 16th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Butchers Hook & Cleaver

On approach I thought I was looking at two separate pubs in front of us. Once through the doors it was evident this was one large Fullers pub. The interior was bright and spacious. The service was good and so was my Chiswick ale. The pub had a good atmosphere and would pop in again when passing.

On 10th January 2014 - rating: 7
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - Mezzanine. - last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pie-orientated. - last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes - Cornish Orchards. - last updated 06 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 05 April 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 April 2016 by Tris C
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Last inspected: March 15th 2017
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