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The Bishop's Finger

#7,599 of 18,235 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
9-10 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9JR, England
+44 20 7248 2341
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
9-10 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9JR, England
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice cosy, proper pub. Welcoming staff and very well kept Ales. Prices very reasonable for the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Montyf1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a few beers and a meal whilst away on a business trip. Very traditional pub with a good range of beers. I also had the steak and ale pie which was delicious and good value. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rupertino
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Totally grumpy and rude barmaid..dumped the beers down..no thank you..barman scratching his lower regions and then blowing his nose into his hands..Awful..and i have moaned about a pub before

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BrinM5
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This used to be a very good pub with great food. Now it’s fairly mediocre. Ciabatta was terrible, portion sizes used to be great but now they are small. Beer seems to be less well kept than it used to be.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank steved721
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I had the worst, overpriced fish finger sandwich and greasy chips that came 15 minutes after everyone's food. With so many pubs offering fantastic food, they really need to raise their game. I was appalled.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank emmajcampbell
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub opposite Smithfield market with a good selection of ales and lagers. Very friendly and helpful staff which one does not always see these days!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank K_R_2466
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My sister and I popped in here for a quick drink. The place was heaving on a Friday evening but the staff still had a smile on their faces. Great atmosphere but expensive drinks.

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The pub is a fairly traditional two level building in Smithfield's, one of the London areas vastly improved in recent years., Close to the city and very popular the pub has a good range of beers (Neame's particularly showing) and can get crowded. The high...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

It's nice, in the middle of what is becoming a rapidly gentrifying Smithfields, to be able to eat basic pub grub in an old style, no frills pub. The beer choice is good, the staff friendly and the service efficient.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Just wanted to stick a good review on as we had lunch here yesterday and we're impressed by the friendly service from all the staff. The sausage and mash special was delicious with sausages sourced from Smithfield and good beer to boot. Good atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank 135rogerd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-10 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7248 2341
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