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The Queen Boadicea, Clerkenwell - pub details

Previously called: Bull

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Address: 292 St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, London, London, EC1V 4PA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29559) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.3 miles), Farringdon (0.6 miles), Barbican (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.6 miles), London Barbican (0.7 miles), Old Street (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.0/10 (rated by 19 users)
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Now as mentioned below the Blacksmith & Toffeemaker. describes itself as a vegan pub. Basically a second rate hipsters dive. Three handpumps but no ales so it's all keg and no unusual kegs (apart from Lagunitas). Overpriced pretentious hole - a scull up and move on kind of place.
Snarling_Mallard - 11 Jan 2019 00:14
Renamed 'The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker'

Not yet visited so no rating given.
TiaMariaJim - 25 Jun 2012 07:50
Hello all,

My name is Matt, along with my friend Marc Dalla-Riva, I have taken over management at the Boadicea since the beginning of September 2011

All your comments are quite illuminating (and on the most part alarming!) about how business was being conducted by the previous tenant. While I'm not going to pretend that we are perfect by a long way but many people have commented on the marked overall improvement of the pub.

We have instated a brilliant full time head chef who cooks everything from fresh - no more crappy frozen food! We have a small range of classic british comfort food at very reasonable prices (most mains are 9. We also do a cracking roast beef and Yorkshires every Sunday.

The pricing is largely the same but we have a much broader range of single malts, gins and artisan british vodkas on offer. We have a new motown night on a wednesday, a 50s rock n roll night on a thursday and DJs spinning party hits til the wee hours every friday!

Please do give us a try and I know you won't be disappointed!

Best,
Matt
theboadicea - 27 Oct 2011 18:38
I was scammed and the staff were rude about it.

Beer tasted like the lines hadn't been cleaned for a while, our food took ages and then what turned up was appalling with a bowl of chips missing. I was then short changed by the bartender who was extremely rude when I asked about it and said "I don't do that, i always give the right change", lucky they found the only barman never to make a mistake with change. After this the manageress said she would crash the till and check the CCTV and call me in an hour. 1 and a half hours later I returned because I had not been called and the same manageress said "I'm very busy, it is a Friday you know" and went on to explain the other manager will be here soon as he needs to check the CCTV while I crash the till" fair enough but a direct contradiction to what she had said earlier. She told me "we aren't trying to rip you off" and "we'll call you by 5 o'clock" it is now 3 weeks later and still nothing. One of the worst pubs I've been in and being a bartender I have been to a lot.

I would recommend avoiding this place at all costs.
barman1985 - 11 May 2011 14:10
Your not the only one balticstar - I had lunch there about 4 weeks ago and also suffered from montezuma's revenge! We also complained and was given the angry defence from the aggressive so-called manageress. Obviously there to get as much money as they can from the local students who probably think they are suffering from a hangover and not food poisoning.

AVOID THE FOOD
oinkment - 2 May 2011 18:18

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