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The Bowler Pub and Kitchen

#10,277 of 18,603 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
32 Bowling Green Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BJ, England
+44 20 7837 8340
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible18%
10 Mar 2018
“Conference evening social”
10 Apr 2018
“disgusting and rude staff”
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
32 Bowling Green Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BJ, England
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

this place is the worst pub in Clerkenwell, don't go. Food is repulsive and the waitress extremely rude (blonde girl)

Thank Juan M
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Pub was booked and dedicated to a conference evening social, a traditional London pub, coped with a volume of attendees, a decent choice of drinks and friendly staff.

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Whent there regularly last year as the atmosphere brilliant they had finally found a team that really picked up the place and drove it forward the lady there was lovely if there was ever a problem she was on top of it and most importantly...More

Thank pattiemish991
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visited the Bowler the 2nd week of December for our team Christmas lunch. Inititally I was impressed by the organisation, each of us having been provided with a name sign indiciating our pre-ordered choices. We had a relatively early booking 12:30 and the place...More

Thank Cat H
TheBowlerEC1, Owner at The Bowler Pub and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Hi Cat Thank you for taking the time to review your Christmas Lunch. I'm sorry to hear that we fell short and that you left disappointed. I should have been in that day however unfortunately I suffered a heart attack on Wednesday morning, the day...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

The bowler it's a rather large place just off farringdon road/exmouth market. It's a bit quieter than the usual bustle in exmouth market, but this is strong selling point. Large interior modernly decorated and lovely atmosphere.

Thank magmaedia
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Popped in just after opening time and was met with a fabulously friendly female bartender. First of our pub crawl so didnt fancy eating the worm with a shot of tequila perhaps next time cos I want a plaque on the worm wall

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Prior to going onto our dinner we stopped off here for a few drinks. We were a group of 10. The place is quite quaint really nothing particularly stood out as being exceptional but then I couldn't fault it either. They do food, possibly only...More

Thank Johnsmith1959
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The staff here are extremely friendly, which cannot be overlooked as it is extremely important to give a relaxing atmosphere. We tried many of their ales and Matty, the manager is extremely knowledgeable, explaining their vast array with ease. We had a platter at the...More

Thank JHashmi
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I come here quite a lot but have only started eating here recently. I often take clients here too as it's generally quiet over lunch and the staff are very welcoming.The Bowler has gone through a lot of new management over the years but I...More

Thank Dave U
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I found this lovely pub whilst I had one hour to 'kill' - there was easy parking outside and so I stopped here. Right from the first moment it was an atmosphere of ease, just friendly. The bar staff recommended a wine thait turned out...More

Thank wein t
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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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Bowling Green Lane | Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 8340
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