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“Many Many Happy Christmas Lunches”

Old Dr. Butler's Head
Ranked #636 of 1,277 Nightlife in London
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Many Many Happy Christmas Lunches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We've been going to ODBH for many (10?) years for Chrsitmas lunch with numbers varying between 10 and 18 and every time have had a fantastic time. The food is pretty good (but it's a Christmas dinner so what do you expect) the beer (Spitfire) well looked after and the vin rouge always well priced. The best bit? The friendly staff who always look after us so well - probably because we take the time to be polite. We'll be there again this year with a bunch of other groups and it'll be a blast.

One question - will 'arry be on the wing?

Visited December 2012
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English first
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Business trip to The City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Well what can I say fine ales great food and a lovely old pub in the heart of the City. This has to be one of the best pubs in the city of London I visit it every time I m on business and have yet to be disappointed. Staff are welcoming and always helpful and the food is great. Well worth a visit

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

The name alone has to make you want to go in! It's a very cool older-looking pub that's very close to the business district of London Wall. The smoking is no longer allowed indoors. This place had great sandwiches for lunch and was absolutely packed for happy hour!

Visited April 2012
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“Its an Acquired Taste, but I Like it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2007

At first appearance the ODBH (as its affectionately known at my work) looks like an other historical London pub. Then you go inside and its a bit crowded, a bit smoky and a bit noisy. Venture downstairs to the toilets and they are functional (at best), disgusting more likely. Despite all that, the ODBH is one of my favourite pubs in London. One of the reasons is the staff - busy as it usually is, you get served within a reasonable time and with a smile. They know what they are doing and they get on with it. The selection of beers is fairly good (including Spitfire) and the lunchtime food (if you can get a table) is good value. A definite if you are in the area. The place has lots of hidden charm, the warmth of a busy, loved pub, and no gimmicks. A good honest boozer that I have been frequenting for going on 6 years.

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