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Holborn Whippet, Holborn, WC1

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25-29 Sicilian Avenue
WC1
WC1A 2QH
Phone: 02031379937
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Holborn Whippet

Excellent beer hole, brown tiled, good cask & keg beer range good quality. Nice pub

On 28th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about Holborn Whippet

Well, the previous review, reporting 15 minute queues, must have put so many people off going to the Holborn Whippet that it was actually very civilised when we were here just after chucking out time at the British Museum. This is an unusual pub, being a conversion from other uses in a most unpublike building. Once we'd got over the slight element of disbelief and actually entered the premises, it was very publike indeed, and we liked it a lot. The beer is delivered as described below, without the use of hand pumps. The beer we tried - the oddly named Sprucy Banger, a collaboration between Adnams and Northern Monk - was in very good condition and reasonably priced for a tourist area of central London (£6 for a pint and a half). We also enjoyed the pizzas.

Date of visit: 19th November 2018

On 7th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about Holborn Whippet

As I approached for the first time last Friday I had trouble spotting the pub, so great was the throng standing outside. Inside it was no better, but as I was meeting friends I had little choice other than to stay. Spotting my group from afar, I decided to get a beer and then join them. So overwhelmed were the longsuffering and - in the face of adversity - polite staff, that it took me 15 minutes to get served, despite the fact that some other customers had thrown in the towel and walked off. The bar area is so narrow that the staff can't get past one another; the card reader wasn't wireless so the device's flex had to be stretched across the bar to reach customers, blocking the staff still further.

My party informed me that a 15-minute queue was indeed the going rate and all for a pint of rather lifeless - and slightly soapy - Adnam's (apparently this 'pub' uses some alternative device to deliver real ale). I've never been in such a crowded pub and despite the lack of music, the conversational cacophony was deafening, due in part to very poor acoustics. So dense was the crowd that waiting staff could hardly manoeuvre a path through to deliver food, standing still and exasperated whilst holding aloft dustbin lid-sized pizzas as if they were Excalibur.

Admittedly the place did eventually start to empty out a bit to a tolerable capacity around 9.30 but this was rather late. All this and the tiny lavatory means that I very much doubt I'll return and I'd rather be buried alive than risk coming here on a Friday night. Still, the mid-20th century County Durham mining prints by Norman Cornish provided a welcome distraction.

On 17th October 2015 - rating: 2
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Farringdon (London), 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Holborn Whippet, WC1
28th Jul 2019, 11:38
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
 
7th Feb 2019, 23:37
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza orientated. - last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs down steep stairs. - last updated 17 October 2015 by Tris C
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