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The Peasant

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

We arrived on Tuesday around 9.20 to find this large pub completely empty.

It's an impressive interior space and much has been made of the George & Dragon motifs and ornate ceiling; very fine they are but what a tragedy it is that the owners saw fit to change the name in 2001 to The Peasant.

There's a function room-cum-restaurant 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, relegating drinkers to the rear by the flame effect fire and bogs. Furniture is fairly traditional with candles and flowers on the tables; muted music played. Overall the effect is a bit dark but not intolerably so.

The two barman were friendly enough; ales on offer: Bath Ales' Gem, Hammerton's N7 and Crouch Vale Brewers' Gold. This was decent enough and at £4.00 a pint, about what you'd expect for the area.

I'd come here again, but only if in the very immediate area - it's certainly better than the duff Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker up the road, but empty at this time with dining tables gathering dust, I wonder how they can carry on...

On 5th March 2016 - rating: 4
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moby duck left this review about The Peasant

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 15th November 2015 - no rating submitted
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29th Dec 2017, 13:53
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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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Last inspected: September 27th 2017
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