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The Blue Lion


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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seating, Serves Alcohol

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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Whilst in london for a few days i nipped in for a quick drink after work. I felt fine to sit there alone watching world go by. Staff friendly and chatty, but not too annoying like some places. Went in for 1 stayed for 3....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nitewing2018
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Came here for lunch during a busy day at work. Firstly, it took 25mins+ for the food to come out after ordering. When it came out it the chips were stone cold and the burgers just about lukewarm so we complained to a member of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ThomasC4747
Cheryl_Jacob, Owner at The Blue Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

This customer emailed and below is the reply we sent, the very same day. It's unfortunate that Tripadvisor is used as a weapon by some people to lash out, rather than allowing venues time to respond directly and put things right. Here's our same day...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Food is enjoyable pub food, never going to set the world alight but does the job for a midweek working lunch. The pub often gets busy and there's the mews for outdoor drinking on Thursday and Friday nights, plus a pool table if you're feeling...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PaulRoberts89
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The last time this pub had a refurb looks to be before the 1970s and probably earlier. This, however, is what gives it so much charm. The beer and food were good and the WiFi was free. There is a mixed range of pub food...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Called in for lunch earlier this week after visiting the nearby Postal Museum and Underground. Good food and an excellent choice of beer. Had a pint of Cornish Coast. New to me but memorable for all the right reasons. citrus flavor and bitter. If in...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TDS8
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Uninspiring but acceptable Exmoor Gold. Not a lot more to say really. Staff ok and toilets appeared clean and tidy!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Came here for a pint whilst in the area. Came at a less busy time and found the service to be quick and friendly. Was going to stay longer but certainly would return. Nice atmosphere and worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a fun pub with a friendly staff. It provided good pub food for something over 10 pounds a plate. As with most pubs, there was an ample amount of cold drinks, too. Be aware to check when they serve meals as the kitchen...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered the grilled halloumi sandwich. It was stone cold from the fridge and uncooked so sent it back. It came back grilled, but with my one bite still taken out of it, which wasn't very classy. This is still a nice enough place for drinks...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Blink76
Cheryl_Jacob, Owner at The Blue Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi Blink76, I'm sorry you had a bad experience with your food when you last visited. We had a new member of staff in the kitchen recently and it seems they made a mistake with your order - it's no excuse as our chef should...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

Nice Little Pub with a good selection of beers and Lagers. Was very lively when I was in - Good selection of seating both at tables and in Booths - Highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2016
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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
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21 October 2018|
Response from Cheryl_Jacob | Property representative |
Hi, yes we serve Beck's Blue. Hope to see you at The Blue Lion soon.
30 March 2018|
Response from Cheryl_Jacob | Property representative |
Hi sorry no we don't stock advocaat. I believe it's an alcoholic drink? We have a good range of soft drinks though.
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