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#862 of 2,453 Bar in London
#4,109 of 17,364 Restaurants in London
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
0.1 miles from Piccadilly Circus
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

Found this old fashioned proper London pub near theatre land. Great atmosphere and a wonderful place to meet and have a drink.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

I came early because I was going to the Theatre. I had a quick glass of large wine. The pub was small so, I had to stand outside and drink I did not mine. The staff were very friendly. I will come come back again.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

One of my favourite Central London pubs. Small but great atmosphere and prices too. Gets busy inside at times but plenty space outside to stand. A real hidden gem.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

I visited this pub Monday evening 9.3.2020 and had occasion to visit the gents toilet which consisted of one toilet and one urinal. The toilet was full to the brim and blocked. There was no wash hand basin so clients could not wash their hands....This is unacceptable for any establishment which is serving drinks that clients are unable to cleanse their hands after using the toilet. I did make staff aware of my concerns and they knew the toilet was blocked but did deal with the problem immediately. The lack of a wash hand basin or lack of hand wipes or sanitiser indicates that potential customers avoid using this establishment.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Popped in prior to going to the Theatre, it was packed put we had a beer all the same. Great pint of Bishops Finger..... could have stayed longer but pub was busy. Great pub, great beer and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

Cosy London pub in central London. Good place if you want to hide away from bustle of Piccadilly Circus. Is a Shepherd Neame pub so you know what beers are available. If busy not many seats around.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

Just a quick visit as we were early for our dinner reservations. The pub had a nice feel to it & it wasn't till after I'd ordered my Guinness that I noticed it was a Shepherd Neame pub who brew some of my favourite beers,...oh well it was a great Guinness. The bill for a pint, a diet coke & a bag of crisps was just over 9 quid, London prices eh?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

We needed a break and remembered stopping at Tom Cribb from a past visit. On the day we visited...a late Friday afternoon in August...it was packed with lots of young folks, likely celebrating the end of another work week. Still we managed to find a...place to sit inside and enjoy a pint. Last time we enjoyed a meal and good conversation with the couple sitting next to us. Met our needs on each visit.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2019

Lovely little pub away from the bustle of Leicester Square with pleasant interesting furnishings. Very friendly bar staff.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

Strange No music, news on TV, going to the toilet in a wheelchair was a struggle and the place would be packed one minute and empty the next. Clearly, people go here for a drink before going to the nearby cinema, However, Bear Island pale...ale is highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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James B
29 April 2017|
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Response from ChrisHuntingdon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not live in London. Suggest you contact pub direct. I do not believe they have Sky. Sports bar next door should be showing
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7 March 2017|
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Response from Ros B | Reviewed this property |
unsure. sorry
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Tom Cribb is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4