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London Pub (Royal National Hotel), Bloomsbury, WC1

38-51 Bedford Way
WC1
WC1H 0JR
Phone: 02076923619
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john gray left this review about London Pub

Touristy but decent pub.Smart interior brick walls and stainless steel effect.Rear courtyard with seating and Sky sports on the box.Two beers GK-olde Trip and Adnams -broadside which was decent enough without being exciting.They also had Arkells -1843 craft lager at £2.90 a pint.Arkells craft - I don't think so. Obviously had a makeover since the last review.

On 25th January 2014 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about London Pub

From the street, this looks like one of the least appealing pubs in the capital city, and even the most gullible tourists surely can't be taken in by the manufactured name and assortment of stereotypical images on the sign (Big Ben, Beefeaters, Routemaster bus, etc.). However, never having actually ventured inside previously, I finally thought that I would give it the benefit of the doubt. Apart from the tables adjacent to the front windows, it has a dark interior that is almost totally devoid of decoration apart from a couple of TV screens. It does have two handpumps - Abbot and Greene King IPA (cheaper than I expected at £2.40, and actually not that bad) - but also a surprisingly limited number of lager founts and a lack of other drinks behind the bar. Overall, a rather dismal fake 'pub'.

On 19th June 2010 - rating: 4
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Steve C left this review about London Pub

Whilst standing outside to finish off a cigarette I peered through the window and a sense of dread overcame me as I scanned an almost empty pub with eight, yes eight, young bar staff standing around wondering what to do. The barmaid that served me was so young that her parents hadn't yet taught her how to say please or thank you.

This is an open plan pub that the Barracuda chain decorators would be proud of, even down to the plasma screens that were on for no reason. The frontage is all glass with a great view of a foreign currency exchange and Greek Taverna across the main road. There is some seating out the back in the square, but I found it rather depressing.

Abbot and Greene King IPA were both available alongside a standard draught selection, but my Guinness was below par so heaven knows what the ale is like.

I'll not be returning here.

On 28th September 2009 - rating: 2
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London Euston, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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