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Penderel's Oak

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283-288 High Holborn | Holborn, London WC1V 7HP, England
+44 20 7242 5669
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 23:30
Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Good spot. Always seems to be busy. Consistent with the Wetherspoons model - it does exactly what it says on the tin, and at reasonable prices. Staff are pleasant and efficient. This was not my first visit. I will be back.

Thank Galway_Lady
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

After experiencing two drinks for £12.00 in a pub in Paddington Station, we arrived at The Penderel's Oak with a heavy heart thinking of London prices! But no....Three meals and 1 Shiraz, 1 Greene King and 1 Tia Maria came to £29,40!! Excellent service especially from Rich. We LOVE Wetherspoon and this is yet another one to score 10 out... More 

Thank MLL1949
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited here because it was first pub to go into after we left our hotel for a quick cheap drink. Thats all Wetherspoons seem to be good for these days, cheap drinks. We ate here one night and the food was terrible, ordered steak pie, mash and peas. Waited a while and when it did come out, the mash and... More 

Thank sdr1956
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Penderel's Oak is a light and airy pub. It is clean, with excellent toilet facilities. It is housed in a large area, but it has been skilfully divided up into more intimate seating areas. It is fairly modern in decor, and the furnishings are clean, and the seats comfortable. Like all Wetherspoons, it offers a wide choice of menu and... More 

Thank MikeBoyle
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Weatherspoons deliver a good experience in a generally consistent way. The experience was certainly one of the better ones. A pleasant and spacious devour. A warm welcome from friendly staff. A wide selection of beer, wines and spirits. Real ales were a good choice and well kept. Simple menu, but great value, delivered promptly and to a good quality. Fine... More 

Thank Simpson0n
Enfield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime 22 October 2016. The pub was quiet and well staffed. A member of staff cleaned our table when we sat down. A good start, but then it went downhill - rapidly. The Abbot Ale was not on - OK we'll have the London Pride. Then the food. My wife ordered a chicken burger - the... More 

Thank Graham R
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wednesday is chicken day and the options are ok. Geilled steak with salad seems theway to go. Recommend the Crafty Hen - very nice

Thank SimplyFred
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

So you know what to expect - decent pub food, a variety of good beers, cheap prices, polite staff, toilets that are actually cleaned regularly, no background muzak, and an easy place for a quick pint or meal.

Thank jimmacneilage
Northampton, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this bar whilst visiting London for a work event and called in for coffee and breakfast. This is a bright and airy pub and reasonably priced for the city. The food was to the usual Wetherspoon standard. The staff friendly and welcoming. A nice pub. A nice find. A nice place.

Thank northants90
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. It gets very crowded too. I loved the food here. I tried ribeye, sirloin, mixed grill, and lasagna here. They all went very well with guiness, london pride, and devils backbone beer. Lasagna is a very common thing, but I found one here very tasty. Maybe it was the pork they use here. Not to mention the ribeye... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283-288 High Holborn | Holborn, London WC1V 7HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 5669
Located close to Holborn tube station, the John Soans and British Museums in the heart of Bloomsbury and Central London. Large Family pub / restaurant which allows children till 7pm. Large Cellar bar available for hire. Named after Robert Penderel whose oak tree close to this site Charles II hid in to avoid capture.

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