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Woodins Shades

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City of London
Bar, British, Pub
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212 Bishopsgate | EC2M 4PT, London EC2M 4PT, England
+44 20 7247 4324
10:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were out for a day in London and decided to pop in for lunch after viewing the menu outside. The upstairs dining area is very pleasing on the eye with flowers on every table and chandeliers lining the ceiling. We ordered the Cumberland curl sausage with mash, gravy and onions rings and my wife the fish and chips. The... More 

Thank colin0972
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a bit of a regular at the Shades and have to say the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of ales and beers and excellent dining facilities. I myself am partial to their bar nibbles which are very tasty and reasonably priced for a quick lunchtime bite.

Thank Scott B
General Manager A, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Scott, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Woodins Shades. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good pub if you like your beer. They always have a good range. The beer is kept very well and quite reasonably priced for a London pub. Food seems pretty good too. The staff are very friendly. My friend Brenda and I were both enjoyed our visit. Specail thanks to Anthony and Eugenio for their their very... More 

Thank friend691
General Manager A, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Friend691. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dropped in for lunch on a Saturday before heading to Spitalfields. sat upstairs in the dining rooms. The food was very good, decent portions but the service was a little brusque. Very good local beers.

Thank Malcolm A
General Manager A, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet.Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Malcolm A. More 

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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very very average (a little dry over cooked etc) but service was lovely. Not the cheapest, probably wouldn't eat here again.

Thank Maxs_Trip_Tips
General Manager A, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Maxs_trip_tips, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped here for a couple of drinks on a week night. Good atmosphere, service and beer. Will definitely use this place again.

Thank Chris C
Woodins S, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Hi Chris I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and you will be back again. Thanks for writing the review. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick pint with a friend and ended up staying for a while. Lovely cold pints of Peroni and friendly bar staff, we chatted and watched the world go by in this old style London boozer almost dead opposite Liverpool Street station. One word of warning, like anywhere in big cities, keep an eye on your... More 

Thank Nidgehammer
Woodins S, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Hi Yes cold beer is always available and we welcome everyone with a smile. Hope to see you again very shortly. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Staff look at you like they are making you a favour. Never seen staff so rude. Will never return. Had to wait a while until someone looks at me. No hello, no thank you, no smile. Horrible service.

Thank macarena666
Woodins S, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Thank you for getting in touch regarding your experience at The Woodins' Shades. I have spoken to the team that was working that day. Please accept my apologies for not meeting the high standards that I expect from my team. If you would like to talk further about your experience then please E-mail me at Woodinsshades@nicholsonspubs.com to discuss further. I... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visited here on Wednesday afternoon last week. We went upstairs to eat. The young lady that served us was extremely friendly, attentive, helpful and an asset to this establishment. Both the food and service were exceptional. My husband had the "regular" fish which was HUGE with a generous helping of tasty chips. I had the grilled sea bass with smashed... More 

Thank Cmward1
Woodins S, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Hi I always love reading a nice lengthily review, this shows me that you really enjoyed your self here at the Woodins Shades. I will pass on your comments on to my team as they also love to receive feedback. Cant wait to see you again soon. More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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147 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

A few years ago we happened into this branch while in London and remembered that the food was exceptional. This visit, we learned that the sausages are "Glocester" and were good as we remebered

Thank Ray F
Woodins S, Manager at Woodins Shades, responded to this review

Hi Yes we are still here and offering the best service in town as always. Great to see you again and thanks for your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Bishopsgate | EC2M 4PT, London EC2M 4PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 4324
You will find The Woodins Shades in Bishopsgate London within a short stroll of Liverpool Street, Spitalfields Market and Middlesex Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Woodins Shades is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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