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The Old Star, SW1

66 Broadway
SW1
SW1H 0DB
Phone: 02072228755
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Greene King

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Old Star

I didn't warm to this Greene King tied house,but there is one feature worth spotting.On a street corner,the ground floor splits into two sections with a cramped bar to the right and a lounge to the left with stairs down to the Vaults.
Around the bar the floor is pine ,the furniture is functional and the low ceiling just draws attention to the flatscreen here even when on mute.Bar blocking is rife but I noticed the 5 handpumps were offering GK IPA and Yardbird Pale (NBSS 1.5 ,a foul brew not well kept) with guests Portobello Home Turf Pale,St Austell Tribute and TT Landlord.The lounge area has some low profile modern sofas all with reserved signs.
It's worth descending to the Vaults where there is more cramped seating and two fine brick arched alcoves,sadly all reserved with access blocked for the casual drinker.Usual GK food menu with pictures,their Fish and Chips was £12.29 ,a full 10% cheaper than The Albert but still not value.
Modernised and noisy,tables sticky and a careless attitude along with a boring ale selection means that I won't be returning.

On 14th February 2020 - rating: 5
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custodian 42 left this review about The Old Star

Unspectacular pub which had no real ale that I could see so had to settle for cider. Did not visit the first floor bar so there may well have been real ale there.

On 1st March 2017 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Star

Refurbished Greene King pub, with a rather corporate makeover antiseptic feel to the main ground floor bar (which also has a very limited amount of seating due to the curious layout). The upstairs St James's Bar is an equally curious arrangement of two adjoining rooms on different levels. The downstairs Vaults Bar offers three different seating areas, including the two alcoves, and is probably the best place to head for if you want a seat. Five handpumps in the main bar plus two more at first floor level, and on this visit I found IPA and London Glory supplemented by Landlord, Hook Norton Greedy Goose (£4.25) and Wadworth Bishop's Tipple as guests (which is a slightly better choice than previously).

On 22nd January 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
London Victoria, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.93 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Star, SW1
14th Feb 2020, 12:13
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
14th Feb 2020, 12:01
Pub map correction submitted by Bucking Fastard approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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