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The Hope

#8,831 of 18,246 Restaurants in London}
£, British,
94 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BH, England
+44 20 7490 0692
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible21%
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“pie” (3 reviews)
“great gin” (2 reviews)
“gin parlour” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
94 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here to undertake an Escape Room experience held on the top floor of the property and had a drink before our appointment. A traditional City Pub with a good ambience. They were serving pie and mash which looked great, but we had a...More

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Friends and I have used this pub many times to meet before having lunch. The pub used to be a friendly traditional market pub with a steak restaurant upstairs, sandwiches carved from a joint on the bar downstairs and a selection of quaffing ales and...More

Thank peebee43
Hope F, Manager at The Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, I'm glad you came to see us but i'm sad to see that you didn't try any of our products. I am also a little confused as to why your review compares us to the Hope as it was before our arrival - As...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Popped in for a quick pint and was impressed by the place. Even outside was crowded on a cool Autumn night.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for a quick bite before a meeting and their pies are really nice. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Ludo-Owen
Hope F, Manager at The Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your review. We're glad you had a good time with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Not only is the selection up to a very high standard but the staffs knowledge of these Gin's is first class. With a proprietor that's has an exceptional knowledge of the various brands + types of Gin available. A must stop for ALL Gin lovers...More

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
Hope F, Manager at The Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! I shall pass on your comments to Thom, the aforementioned proprietor. He'll love the strke you just gave to his ego! Please do pop back and see us again soon! Simon Assistant Manager

Reviewed 14 August 2017

At 9pm on a Sunday evening we were slightly concerned that it was getting too late to find good food. We need not have worried. Within 20 minutes of sitting down we were sitting in front of a piping hot, crispy pie and delicious filling...More

Thank christinewright2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Good amazing. Service great and pretty decent price. Would def return. Only stumbled across as we were wandering around but glad we did.

Thank Poshbirdclaire
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Great hospitality and really kind and social service! Has a great gin bar upstairs with excellent cocktails and really tasty pies to eat! Loved it

Thank Lolly P
Hope F, Manager at The Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for your kind review, Ioli. We're pleased you enjoyed the pies and got to check out our Juniper Room Gin Parlour. We look forward to having you again.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We stayed at The Rookery Hotel by Farringdon Metro stop. What a quaint, quiet area of London. Then we found The Hope. Great pub. Great people who were so friendly and so accommodating. We were not familiar with "pies", but left so appreciative of these...More

Thank trollerk
Hope F, Manager at The Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your first pie! We hope you'll pop in again next time you're in town. We'll be pleased to have you again!

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for pint. Well kept pub with selection of pints friendly service. Noticed upstairs had changed to a gin bar since my last visit but did not go up there.

Thank PHE22
Hope F, Manager at The Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you like the new look! Hope to see you again soon!

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7490 0692
  • E-mail
The new home of Pieminister pies and where better to serve delicious award winning pie and mash than right at the hub of the famous Smithfields Meat Market! We are the perfect place for winding down after work, grabbing a tasty lunch or even booking a private space for a party or meeting in our dedicated gin parlour on the 1st floor. Upstairs the Juniper room plays host to over 20 premium gins for you to sample including Sipsmith, distilled close by in London Town. Downstairs in our bar you will find a large range of cask ales, craft beers and all your other pub favourites. We look forward to welcoming you in soon The Hope Team
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