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Covent Garden
0.1 miles from Trafalgar Square
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Bar, British, Pub
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 December 2020

ive been going to the Chandos on and off for the past 30 odd years...and its a great place ...the sam smiths beer was less than 4 quid last time i went and as usual was a great pint..they keep a great cellar and real...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 September 2020

Popped in here for a few after work drinks in August and was stunned to pay £6-7 for a pint of cider!! it was my first time in and my work colleagues were saying how cheap and good value the place use to be....won't be...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

Great Sam Smiths pub, right near Trafalgar Square, nice wooden flooring, booths which seat about 8 people. Lower than West End prices for drinks but prices have definitely risen since lockdown. The only complaint I have about this & another Sam Smiths pub we visited...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 20 March 2020 via mobile

I loved this pub and they had a good choice of great beers! Me and my girlfriend stopped for a few drinks on a Saturday afternoon and the atmosphere was great! It was busy but we managed to get seats and the bar staff were...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

We stopped in for dinner on a cold winters day. The open fireplace was a very welcome feature. The food was typical pub grub and priced well for the city. They also had a good choice of beers with a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for drinks after theatre in the afternoon. Found seats upstairs which is an amazing space! Not particularly well stocked bar with only gin being the house gin. Opted for a Bloody Mary only to be told they didn’t have Tabasco. Toilets have to...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

I ordered the edamame and quinoa burger. It was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten - very tasty! I really enjoyed lunch here. It is however, very popular so we were unable to find a table big enough for our whole party...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Thrilled to find a Sam Smith's pub in central London. The best bitter beer, brewed in Tadcaster, Yorkshire is superb and Chandos keeps its beer well. Plus, it's only £3.50 a pint - in London! A good lively drinkers pub, friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

While touring the city, we always end up at Chandos pub a few times each visit. Part of this is the location...across the street from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, but there's also a really good atmosphere in the main level pub and the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

Primarily a drinking pub but the food range is adequate and looked good. A Samual Smith's pub which guarantees fair prices and excellent beer. Here on a packed out Friday night with bags of atmosphere and cheery noise. Love the little snugs and the high...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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SamwiseB
13 January 2020|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so. I was there twice and never saw a dog. Don’t remember seeing any signs but cannot recall a dog at any of the restaurants or pubs we visited.
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, best take them to the upstairs bar which is quieter and serves food and best they come in lunchtime until 5.30pm as after that it's get little noisy. Although it is quieter early week, gets busier as the week goes on... More
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    How is Chandos rated?
    Chandos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4