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The Old China Hand

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Address: 8 Tysoe Street, London EC1R 4RQ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7278 7678

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Board games with interesting selection of drinks

Funny place to catch up and have some fun with drinks. I love their selection of drinks - all small family business from UK. Tasty Apple&Pear draught cider! Super friendly staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 March 2016
Luucifer H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Funny place to catch up and have some fun with drinks. I love their selection of drinks - all small family business from UK. Tasty Apple&Pear draught cider! Super friendly staff who gives you to try before you choose your drink !! You can play a table tennis, darts, chess and plenty other board games ... Open till late so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We went to this great little pub to meet friends and just to have a quick drink before dinner.Great atmosphere,staff very friendly and helpful.The pub only sell British beer,wine and spirits.Something I find astonishing is that you can order or take in your own food as long as you have a drink.There is table tennis and darts which I find... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I went out after work with my manager, supervisor and the lease holders of my pub that I work in, and it was great night! Played ping pong, sat with some random people and played trivial pursuit (one of many of the board games in the cabinet downstairs) whilst a group of other people sang whilst one of there friends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

Had a lovely Saturday afternoon here with a group of friends. The ping pong table provided plenty of hilarity, and the staff were lovely. Will definitely return. It's quite dark inside decorated with lots of wood, so I prefer it as an option for autumn and winter rather than a sunny day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

A good beer selection, an understanding of alcohol diversity. Service is a bit Shorditch-esque however I like it. Great place for a beer

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

A basic no frills little bar with a superb selection of beers and spirits from various independent local producers…I believe that the make a real effort to source and support independent producers across the UK. Nice!! Despite not serving food they do let you bring in take-aways from the italian restaurant across the road. Cool bar with a chilled vibe... More 

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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