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Torch, Wembley Park

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user reviews of the Torch, Wembley Park

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bog standard pub with a crap range of tasteless beers and a menu full of extremely greasey junk food. Bar staff and rather rude, short and curt with people, snatching the money out of your hand, etc.

On the postive side, it's cheaper than average, and in the summer sitting on the tables outside can be nice. Can't recommend it overall though, the Preston 10 minutes away offers a far better pub experience.
Fenriz - 5 Jun 2015 16:11
An okay pub, in an area that seems devoid of decent pubs. I called in on a quiet Sunday evening. Two casks - one London Pride plus a cider. Large smokers' paradise outside the front.
alexw - 6 Jul 2014 22:01
Been in there twice now, both for Chelsea games. All they want is to rip you off. Not enough staff on, no beer just lager or more lager. Charging £5.00 a pint
They will never see at least six of us after today.
shed16 - 15 Apr 2013 00:24
Had a really bad experience with this pub. Manager was very rude to us when they got our food order wrong and refused to give us a refund. Would not recommend this pub.
nshepher - 14 Jun 2012 13:52
absoloutly heaving before football, 1/2 hour to get served. 10 deep around the bar. security on the entrance will check your bags for beers you are smuggling in, but not your pockets for hip flasks ;)

the atmosphere is great inside and out when full of fans, very noisey, but waiting 1/2 hour for a pint is a pain the arse. the location of the pub means you get to walk straight down wembley way on the way out which is good too.

cant imagine its great during the week, but football days its a good laugh.
CHELSEA_on_tour - 17 Apr 2012 12:16
nice friendly pub if you live local,of course avoid on wembley event days.most of the reviews here are from those days.large pub nice beer food is pretty poor all frozen and whacked on the griddle,if you like chips this is the place!lovely seating outside though with heating and awanings.staff friendly and welcoming.
one bad point is the television is always on is pretty loud playing some pointless sport ,i can understand a big game,cricket match etc but sailing,basketball who watches that!
bubblecop - 7 Jun 2010 06:17
Decent before an England game and you get a better atmosphere in here than at the stadium!

Wouldn't go here otherwise though
welling01 - 21 Oct 2009 14:56
fair to middling pub bearing in mind close location to wembley stadium do a good job and the beer isnt as bad as you might think it could be.expect plastic pots to drink out of though goes with the territory esp when stuff going on nearby.service was pretty good as well.
been in a lot worse for sure.


mintyfc - 25 May 2009 14:42
ok boozer.
Any pub that can deal with the crowd that was in here Sunday, and the barstaff keep smiling deserves credit.Great atmosphere,and not a bad pint of Guinness.
i would definatly use again if going to Wembley
tottenhamsean - 26 Feb 2008 08:47
We have had some bad experiences in this Pub, we booked two Christmas lunches here. the first year we had a corked bottle of wine which the Landlord refused to exchange.

The second year, despite visiting the pub and making several phonecalls to order wine and other requirements etc, our reservation was suddenly forgotten the day before our Christmas lunch was planned. No apology was received.
DrinkLondon75 - 13 Dec 2007 19:16
One of the better options if attending events in Wembley if only because it is located away from the main traffic and has a fairly spacious interior that is more geared to dealing with crowds. I also believe that this is one of the few pubs in the area that does not exploit its customers and hike up the prices on event days although I have only been here once since the new stadium opened so I hope it hasnít taken lead from its some of tis neigbours. Built at a time when the area was rapidly expanding, the Torch is well suited for the area but doesnít really have anything of intrinsic merit to warrant much more than a passing pint. The carpeted interior is typical pub by numbers, bland and plastic but hardy and functional. Several TV screens are dotted about and there are some interesting old photos with a Barras Brewery theme (now part of Scottish & Newcastle). A separate games room has yet more TVs , 2 pool tables and a few quiz / fruit machines. The only ale was Courage Best but it was cheap and decent enough quality and more than you will find in most of its competitors. The menu was a typical 2 for £8 pub grub selection. If the inside is too packed, there are plenty of benches outside on the decking and also a rather untidy beer garden. In short, the Torch is pleasant enough and purposeful without having any character or soul.

RogerB - 7 Dec 2007 09:57
visited this pub before england v brazil, quite impressed considering how close it is to the ground. beer garden was packed but fairly quiet inside which meant it didnt take long to get served (although we did buy 2 pints each at the same time to avoid any delays), from memory the price wasnt too bad, £11 for 4 pints of fosters (maybe slightly wrong, it was a long day!).
hbee - 3 Jun 2007 11:57
What to say about that place. It's cleaner then it was 2 years ago. Staff seems friendly. Manager does not look as if he could sort out trouble but the assisting manager does if he could stop swapping barmaids for his pleasure, makes him look bad. Food is nice although sometimes undercooked. Nice cold Stellas.
Abc123 - 9 Oct 2006 04:37
nice decor but poor service and poor food.
sbc - 26 Apr 2006 14:09
Nice pubs like this are often loused up by lousy toilets. Otherwise, a nice boozer and although it is close to the Town Hall, thank goodness the councillors don't visit.
mikem - 18 Dec 2003 10:46
The Torch is pretty lively most nights.Football always up on the big screen, couple of pool tables, Karaoke in the Lounge, nice pint of guinness, so plenty to keep you entertained.Often populated by antipodeans - not necessarily a bad thing, (they are relatively efficient, and generally pleasant, behind the bar), but keep them away from the Juke box. Lost their star barmaid recently, but remains a top boozer.
matthew - 13 Aug 2003 13:46

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