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The Zetland Arms, South Kensington

Went in the Zetland early Saturday evening. Average range of beers, service OK, fairly pleasant atmosphere except for the guy who came into the gents and offered to sell me crack. Not what I want to see.

20 Aug 2006 09:01

The Chandos, Trafalgar Square

I was in The Chandos last night and the last contributor is spot on - I couldn't see any changes either: same lay out, same furniture; same beer; same groups of loud drunks screaming their heads off so you couldn't hear yourself think. Still it's not a bad place to meet before heading soemwhere else.

6 May 2006 11:26

The Latchmere, Battersea

A decent pub that has improved greatly over the last year or so.

Bar staff are good and the landlord is a huge improvement on the stiff who ran the place a few years back.

All the TV/football games are shown, so if you like a pint and some football this is a good place to visit.

The real ales are limited - and it does get smokey.

But one of the better places in Battersea

15 Sep 2004 23:02

The White Horse, Soho

Bog standard but fairly agreeable pub from the Sam Smith's stable. Cheap for a Soho pub too.

19 Aug 2004 16:25

The Endurance, Soho

Agree with the comments about the jukebox - excllent. Otherwise, nothing very special.

19 Aug 2004 16:21

The Dog and Duck, Soho

This might be a nice pub if the bar staff weren't so miserable

19 Aug 2004 16:17

Waxy's Little Sister, Piccadilly Circus

Used to be The Falcon. Great pub and smashing upstairs bar. Now another tired Irish theme bar.

25 Jan 2004 19:32

The Greencoat Boy, Victoria

Been there on a couple of Saturday nights and it's been empty. Traditional pub style and service Ok. Just needs a few punters to liven the place up.

25 Jan 2004 19:27

The Antelope, Belgravia

Traditional style pub. Small on space but big on atmosphere. Gets busy but worth the trouble of finding it.

25 Jan 2004 19:23

The Royal Court Tavern, Sloane Square

Souless bar. No character. Customers loud and self absorbed. Bar staff disinterested. The Antelope round the corner is better.

25 Jan 2004 19:20

The Hoop and Toy, South Kensington

Popular with tourists and office workers. A pleasant enough pub with efficent service. Tends to get very busy early evening.

25 Jan 2004 19:16

The Worlds End Distillery & Restaurant, Chelsea

Very seedy pub with dodgy customers. Indifferent service.

25 Jan 2004 19:13

The Prince Albert, Battersea

Best pub in Battersea, which might not be much of a recomendation, but this one is really good. Comfortable, excellent and friendly service. good food and well kept beers. Very handy for the park on summer afternoons.

25 Jan 2004 13:21

The Union Arms, Battersea

A local pub for local people. Are you local? If not stay away. The sort of place where all the locals stare at you when you walk in. Best advice, turn round and go somewhere else. There is nothing to recommend this pub.

25 Jan 2004 13:15

The Woodman, Battersea

Tables and chairs falling to bits the place has a seedy feel about it. Shame because it does Tanglefoot, which is rare in these parts. Customers are the usually loud Battersea yuppy crowd. Service Ok. Pool table is out, designer grub is in.

25 Jan 2004 13:12

The Latchmere, Battersea

Upstairs theatre presents comedy on Monday nights which seem popular. Plenty of Sport coverage on TV (if you like that sort of thing). New management has improved the pub greatly compared to this time last year. Staff friendly and service good.

25 Jan 2004 13:05

The London road, Twickenham

The pubs is far too smokey, has been for several years and why should you have to ask for the extractor to be turned on! Not a very good pub but slightly less foul than the Cabbage Patch.

25 Jan 2004 12:58

The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Probably a good pub if you are under 20, like pool and enjoying being in a crowd of yobs swearing as loud as they can. Grossly expensive.

25 Jan 2004 12:55

The Kings Arms, Waterloo

A wonderful pub in a brilliant, almost time warp location (like being back in the sixties). Service is fine and the beers OK. One of the best pubs south of the river.

23 Jan 2004 21:55

The Harp, Covent Garden

A really small bar - really rather cramped; Bass bitter. there are better pubs around

23 Jan 2004 21:53

The Lemon Tree, Covent Garden

Small bar, average sort of clientel. Really nothing to mark it out of the ordinary.

23 Jan 2004 21:51

The Salisbury, Leicester Square

On my last five visits to this pub I have found the staff to be friendly and attentive. It is a splendidly furnished bar and the Youngs Winter Warmer well kept. One of the minor gems of the West End.

23 Jan 2004 21:47

The Duke of Cambridge, Battersea

Yes, this pub did win "Evening Standard Pub of the Year" a few years ago, which says something about the Evening Standard. Gastro style pub, with rubbish old furniture. No comfort factor at all. Customers are a bunch of twenty-something bores. Only plus point is the service which is generally friendly and efficent.

7 Dec 2003 14:45

The Dog and Duck, Soho

Classic old style boozer with ok beers. Let down by a barmaid who must have come last in a personality competition

7 Dec 2003 14:37

The Cockpit, Blackfriars

Traditional pub with character (if you want pubs devoid of character try All Bar One etc). Always a pleasure to visit.

7 Dec 2003 14:30

The Clachan, Soho

Fine Interior, excellent friendly service, though the range of beers was a bit disappointing - but that's a matter of personal choice. Generally, worth visiting

7 Dec 2003 14:25

The Chandos, Trafalgar Square

A good pub to meet in, but not worth staying in for the evening - it gets packed. Beers are usually well kept.

7 Dec 2003 14:19

The Castle, Battersea

Awful pub. Full of bores talking loudly about themselves. Have to negotiate pushchairs with brats in order to get to the bar. Not the worse pub in Battersea, but it's trying hard..

7 Dec 2003 14:17

The Blackfriar, Blackfriars

Can't fault the building or the service, but somehow it just lacks character.

7 Dec 2003 14:05

The Australian, Sloane Square

Nice pub, good service, fine location. Always found the beers to be Ok.

7 Dec 2003 13:57

The Asparagus, Battersea

Has all the usual values associated with Wetherspoon pubs (cheap beer and food, no music or TV, etc) and the bar staff work hard, but are often overwhelmed by people waiting to get served. Not helped by a landlady who spends her time drinking with cronies. Customers consist of geezers, spivs and assorted low life.

7 Dec 2003 13:54

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