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The Bowler Pub and Kitchen, Clerkenwell - pub details

Bowler Pub and Kitchen
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Address: 32 Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 26213) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Website: http://www.bowlerclerkenwell.co.uk

Nearest tube stations Farringdon (0.3 miles), Chancery Lane (0.5 miles), Barbican (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.4 miles), London Barbican (0.6 miles), City Thameslink (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 13 users)
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user reviews of the Bowler Pub and Kitchen, Clerkenwell

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Seemed OK enough. Nice pint of Hobgoblin (£3.60)but no Brakspear Seems to be an oddly common theme.
cookster101 - 4 Apr 2012 13:27
Went there last week with a friend and had a really good time. I had a "loaded burger" (cheese and bacon) and it was a proper gastro burger with amazing chips. My friend had Ceasar Salad and she was really happy. NIce and friendly crowd, good mix of music and really nice staff. Really worth going!
Heather26 - 28 Nov 2011 15:06
Brakspears off, Fosters an extortionate £3.60.

Food is very reasonably priced, so recovers slightly there, but drink prices seem to keep it empty. They could lower prices and fill the place with the prospect of a relaxed meal as and when - it's charming enough even if a odd space.
Pavel_G - 13 May 2009 15:44
I've been here for lunch a couple of times, drinking wine both time, as the real ale selection is paltry at best. The food is, for the area, very reasonably priced - around £6 - £7 on average for a main course, and it is quite palatable. I've had the burger and the fish cakes, and whilst neither will set the world alight, they are value for money.

The staff have always been friendly, though last time failed to recognise the difference between cider and lager, serving my colleague half a lager in error.

The décor is stark, and it is cold in there (at least this time of year - November). Again, lots of hard surfaces. The first time I went in, it was noisy and busy, the second time much less so, but still, the décor is charmless, if functional - it does look like they are aiming for the gastropub look, but not quite making it.

Still, an adequate eatery for a lunchtime meal and drink. Not bad.
mattygroves - 18 Nov 2008 12:52
I work in the building next to this pub so inevitably end up in there for quite a few lunch times. No idea why anyone has given it a positive review, though it has changed management in the last couple of months and it was a bit better before. It's always cold in there (the gas fire doesn't go on and they don't appear to have any other kind of heating) it's almost always empty, as mentioned earlier has absolutely no soul, and is over priced. The only real ale I've even seen in there is Hobgoblin, which was ok, but normally I end up with lager - San Miguel - which always tastes terrible. If you are lucky enough not to work next door, so you CAN avoid it, then do so. To be fair the food is ok though...
life_in_a_glasshouse - 20 Nov 2006 16:16

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