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“Loveliest pub I've been to for a while”
Review of The Water Rats

The Water Rats
Ranked #55 of 1,284 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The music club that hosted Bob Dylan in 1963. Live Venue, Gastro Pub, Breakfasts, Real Ales, Comedy Club, Live Bands, Cocktail Bar - Open 8.30am till Midnight 7 days a week - available for private hire and special events
Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loveliest pub I've been to for a while”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We popped in here whilst looking round kings cross, it's literally 3 minutes walk away so it was ideal. The staff were unbelievably welcoming and made an real effort to find out where we were from and were really attentive. The food was unreal, I had the fish and chips and it was perfectly cooked. The best part was the music which followed, I had no idea there was a music venue in the back and there were a selection of love bands playing. Then after they were done, there was a DJ playing songs til closing time. This place is one of those rare finds and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area

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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

This bar has a great atmosphere and a great location. It's only 5 minutes from King's Cross. The seats are comfortable and the music's great.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“nice music, nice vibe and great service.”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Stumbled in this pub by mistake looking for shelter from the rain. It is now one of my favourite pubs in the area. meet up with a mate that i hadn't seen in a while for a chat and a pint. we were looking for somewhere to go when it started pouring with rain and found shelter in the water rats. It has lots of good drinks, we decided for the classic pint of Guiness. one pint after the other the service was always quick and friendly and the waitress always spoke to us with a big smile on her face and was very helpful. We the decided to eat a burger and some fish and chips. Food was great and once again the service was fast and excellent.
Once we were ready to leave i asked the waitress where i could buy the collection guiness glass she had served our pints in. she smiled and said wait a minute came out with 2 new collection guiness glassesfor us to take home. will go back there for sure and have already advised my mates to try it out. next time i will go to hear some live music.

Visited February 2014
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Seaham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious breakfast!!”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

My partner and I were staying next door at the Tune Hotel and called into Water Rats for breakfast. On getting there we ordered a Full English breakfast each. The service was quick and friendly. The breakfast was delicious and included toast. When it came to pay, we were surprised that the tea was included in the price of the breakfast which was good value anyway! Would definitely return if I was in the area!

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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“One of the best live music venues in town”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

One of the best small music venues you can find in London. A nice pub with great atmosphere and a back room with an amazing and loud sound system. Either young unsigned bands and very good established indie acts play here almost every day .

Visited July 2013
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