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Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

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Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

Although there are numerous bars and pubs in London, I found most of them are ordinary and nothing special, especially high street or chain pubs. Can anyone suggest a bar/pub in London which is:

1. interesting with character, quirkly or different

2. great atmosphere, welcoming staff and friendly people

3. reasonable drink price?!

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1. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

"The French House" meets criteria 1 and 2 - and 3 if you're happy to share a larger bottle of the Breton cider. Real people - in Central London !

http://www.frenchhousesoho.com/

If you think "Slug and Lettuce" are great pubs, probably best avoided...

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2. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

The Ship on Hart Street in the City is different. Can't comment on the drink prices, but their tie collection is not to be missed!

It's tiny and I would suggest you don't go at lunchtime when all the underwriters are drinking their lunch. :)

Edited: 12 October 2012, 17:07
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3. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

I am not sure if it has changed since I was there last as I have moved out of the area but the Rosemary Branch on the borders of Islington and Hackney. Down stairs local art work and sculptures and salt of the earth clientele upstairs opera and other performing arts. I real fusion of class and culture.

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4. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

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5. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

I like the AlbionPub in Islington - http://wp.me/p2r6no-3K - I think it will tick all your boxes.

Edited: 12 October 2012, 21:41
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6. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

I like the Three Kings in Clerkenwell, it's kind of higgeldy piggeldy and full of old jumble and crap, but in a nice way... a bit like a student's house if the students were interesting and well read.

I also like The Duke on Roger Street, not far from Gray's Inn Road / Chancery Lane, it's very art deco (including the exterior), it's as cool as you like.

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7. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

Turn it around -

Which is the BEST pub you've found so far?

That may give us a clue to what you are looking for.

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8. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

I like the Nell Gwynne on Bull Inn Court just off the Strand

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9. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

Dirty Dicks, Bishopsgate - Although not quite so interesting since H&S forced it to clean up and put the "dirty" stuff in a glass case.

http://www.dirtydicks.co.uk/

Nell Gwynne used to be a lovely pub until it had a make under.

Edited: 13 October 2012, 08:45
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10. Re: Suggest a pub in London different from the rest?

The Jerusalem Tavern

www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/london/default.htm

Ye Olde Mitre

http://yeoldemitreholburn.co.uk/

Citte of York

www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php…

The Princess of Louise

www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php…

Seven |Stars

www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php…

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php…

The Blackfriar

nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theblackfriarblackfriar…

The Market Porter

markettaverns.co.uk/the_market_porter.html

To be continued....