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The Hoop and Grapes

#6,085 of 19,555 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL, England
+44 20 7353 8808
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (2 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
“the pub” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL, England
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this pub. The beers are varied and well kept, delicious wine and a great selection of gins (and other spirits). Food is delicious (the best chips!) and good value. A lovely cosy pub with a lovely old fashioned English feel. A must visit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank emmazym
MikeS9952, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Emma thanks for the kind words ! Proud to be flying the flag for the good old fashioned Pub - you can`t beat them ! Mike

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Proper pub not far from St Pauls and Blackfriars Bridge. I enjoyed my first visit sometime ago and was motivated to return on my next trip to London after reading the Landlords responses to reviews. They show he is passionate about his pub and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Montyf1
MikeS9952, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Monty glad you enjoyed visiting us , and also coming back ! hope you will continue paying us a visit when in London , and will continue to find the beer in good order thanks for taking the time to post a review and...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Just went in for a glass of wine and some food. Bar empty. Bar man on the phone. Made no attempt to hang up on his call so I left after waiting a while. An acknowledgement would have been good!!! Maybe they didn’t want the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Nick P
MikeS9952, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Nick i am sorry that you felt ignored when visiting our establishment and i appreciate that when you are waiting mere seconds it can feel like forever i am sure with a modicum of patience you would have both been acknowledged and efficiently served...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We popped in here for a quick drink and thought the service was great. The guy behind the bar took time to show me all their non-alcholic drink options and gave bf opportunity to try the beer before he bought it. He really knew his...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rebecca1512
MikeS9952, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Rebecca i am glad you enjoyed your visit to The Hoop and thanks for taking the time to post such a nice review hopefully we will see you again soon and you will have time to try the nachos - they are as good...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

Don't go there for a quick drink - you'll be waiting longer to get served, even when the bar is empty, than it will take you to drink your drink! Bar staff has no concept of the term "waiting to be served" and randomly pick...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explorer759679
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear " Explorer " , ( and all the other haters/trolls ) for the record in the 11 years under current ownership The Hoop has grown from a Pub that the Brewery was ready to give up on to the busiest of the 350 Tenanted...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

It's good to still have a characterful pub standing where this does when there is so much anonymous steel and glass around it. We had given advance notice of our dozen+ group's arrival but they still dealt with us very well. It's not a big...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BalosFan
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear BalosFan Thanks for your kind review , it is always good to hear from people who appreciate good old English pubs at their best i am sorry to say it is very likely more glass and steel will be coming your way soon... as...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Earlier this lunchtime I went with my colleagues to the Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon hoping to have a nice lunch. I've been there a couple of times before and have enjoyed it. The service from the barman (who was working at around 12:30 at lunchtime...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jon B
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Jon i would hate to say this review was in any way misleading or inaccurate , but the supposedly astounded and horrified customers waiting their turn to be served next thankfully saw things in a very different light. rather than stick the boot in...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in last Thursday for a quick post work drink. Had a nice pint of Whistable Bay pale ale (didn't appear to have main stream Shepherds Neame range available). I've described this as a "gem" because the site is deceptively large - three storeys high...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Palais1968
Mike S, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hi Palais thanks for taking the time to post a review . Normally we have Spitfire but last week we had a bad batch that was unusable , and Spitfire Gold on cask but as out guest Ale was a Golden Ale too we did...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I was here in one of their upstairs rooms for a quiz. Last orders, we came down for a last drink. I popped outside for a quick cigarette. It must have been very obvious that’s what I was doing. I popped back in. Bar closed....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bazza67
Mike S, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear Bazza i am absolutely staggered to read this review. i am both the business owner and was your quizmaster on the evening of the quiz. it is our policy at last orders to ask every customer in person if they want any more drinks...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Great little pub within London. Great food and food. Near to main train station and Underground. 10 out of 10.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Chucklelee
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Hi Lee thanks for the review , i assume ( modestly) that it should read " Great Food and Beer " ! hope you enjoy many more visits regards Mike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7353 8808
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