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The Peasant, EC1

240 St. John Street
EC1
EC1V 4PH
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Tris C left this review about The Peasant

This has an impressive interior space and much has been made of the George & Dragon motifs, full mosaic floor and ornate ceiling; very fine they are indeed, sad though it is that the owners saw fit to change the name in 2001 to The Peasant.
As mentioned, there is also an interesting Truman's parapet to the bar back and a flame effect fire. What's also of interest is the footrest to the bar's perimeter. Typically polished brass, this is a double-barrelled affair with a slightly industrial appearance. This is because it is in fact an early radiator - clever!
A function room-cum-restaurant is upstairs and about half the tables at ground floor - the good ones, near the front window, where you would like to sit - are laid for dining. Furniture is fairly traditional with candles and flowers on the tables; muted music played.
The barmaid was friendly enough and served me with a decent pint of Hammerton's N7 at an increasingly reasonable £4.30.
Certainly worth visiting if in the area and a better bet than the Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker up the road.

On 19th April 2018 - rating: 6
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moby duck left this review about The Peasant

It was open this time and was welcome shelter from the Sunday afternoon rain. Being a Sunday it was very much food led with all the tables either taken or reserved. Quite a nice ornate interior as previously described,of interest is the mosaic floor though rather worn and tatty in places. Three ales on, Dark Star Hophead, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and Hammerton N1 with a Bath Gem clip reversed on the remaining Handpump, the Hophead was in good shape. Probably worth another look, but not Sunday lunchtime, unless you are eating and have booked.

November 2015
Aimed to come here Saturday evening and found the lights on but locked with a sign on the door saying closed for a private function,a wasted walk.

On 9th April 2018 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Peasant

Attractive corner pub with plenty of exterior detailing and plenty of interest inside. The opened-out 'U'-shaped bar benefits from large windows under a high ceiling, but the stand-out feature is a tiled panel showing St George on a horse slaying the dragon. This harks back to the pub's former name, which can be found in the floor by what once have been a second entrance, a depiction in the mosaicked floor by one end of the counter and on the Truman's bar-back. Furniture all suitably traditional, and a mix of decor ranging from Life magazine covers to Sex Pistols posters. Restaurant indicated upstairs. Getting ready for a Christmas closure, so only one of the four handpumps was operational, but the Bath Ales Barnsey was going for a bargain £2.50 / pint.

On 29th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Farringdon (London), 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Old Street, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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5th May 2019, 19:15
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5th May 2019, 19:15
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - September - last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 05 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
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