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#1 Bob8

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:35 PM

Hello,

 

On the Thursday before Challenge Cup weekend, three of us are arriving from different directions into London.  If we meet at Victoria, would there be a decent pub in the area with good food?

 

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#2 Futtocks

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:41 PM

Hello,

 

On the Thursday before Challenge Cup weekend, three of us are arriving from different directions into London.  If we meet at Victoria, would there be a decent pub in the area with good food?

 

Steve

Not an area I know at all, i'm afraid, but if nobody else can help, trawl through a few reviews here: http://www.allinlond...restaurants.php

 

General tip for eating out in Central London, book for a later sitting, as the theatre crowd will have the restaurants packed and over-busy 'til the hordes rush off to catch the 8pm curtain.


Edited by Futtocks, 08 August 2014 - 02:44 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

Not an area I know at all, i'm afraid, but if nobody else can help, trawl through a few reviews here: http://www.allinlond...restaurants.php

 

General tip for eating out in Central London, book for a later sitting, as the theatre crowd will have the restaurants packed and over-busy 'til the hordes rush off to catch the 8pm curtain.

And here's the pub reviews: http://www.beerinthe...ts.shtml/tr/261

I have been to the St George's Tavern on Belgrave Road which was good, but that was several years ago, and pubs can change character quickly.


Edited by Futtocks, 08 August 2014 - 02:52 PM.

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#4 Griff9of13

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:41 PM

Not sure about Victoria but this isn't too far away near Waterloo: http://windmilltaverns.com/kingsarms/

It is excellent. Fantastic range of beers and very good, inexpensive Thai food.
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

About 15 mins walk from Victoria, but this is the one I generally suggest for that neck of the woods:

 

http://www.star-tave...elgravia.co.uk/

 

It's OK-to-good rather than good-to-great - but you're just far enough away from the station that it's not swamped by travellers.

 

If you've not been through for a while the whole of Victoria is like a building site at present - familiar buildings may have gone and the station has limited exits available.


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#6 gingerjon

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:30 PM

There's a Wetherspoons at Victoria.

 

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#7 Griff9of13

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:54 PM

There's a Wetherspoons at Victoria.

Job done.


True. You can never go wrong with a 'spoons. :)
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

Someone mentioned St Georges Tavern - Nicholsons pub now and they are a decent bet for food and especially a good range of beer.
Next closest in the Nicholsons chain is the Feathers in Westminster - they also have ale trails within the Nicholsons pubs within London. St Georges Tavern is in their Piccadilly to Westminster trail.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:24 AM

True. You can never go wrong with a 'spoons. :)

If going in earlyish for breakfast, be sure to be appropriately dressed so as not to stand out from the regulars.

 

I would recommend...

 

1. An old black leather jacket that's seen better days.

2. Either a pair of trousers from an old pinstripe suit that used to have a matching jacket, a pair of shell suit bottoms that used to have a matching jacket or any pair of tracksuit bottoms that used.....etc,etc..

3. A pair of old brown/blue trainers bought from one of those bargain buckets outside shoe shops.

 

Also, you need to sit close to the entrance doors so you don't have to walk too far for your regular ciggie and you also need to possess your own key for the disabled toilet so you don't have to walk too far for whatever your regular need for the toilet is.....


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#10 Griff9of13

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:34 AM

If going in earlyish for breakfast, be sure to be appropriately dressed so as not to stand out from the regulars.

I would recommend...

1. An old black leather jacket that's seen better days.
2. Either a pair of trousers from an old pinstripe suit that used to have a matching jacket, a pair of shell suit bottoms that used to have a matching jacket or any pair of tracksuit bottoms that used.....etc,etc..
3. A pair of old brown/blue trainers bought from one of those bargain buckets outside shoe shops.

Also, you need to sit close to the entrance doors so you don't have to walk too far for your regular ciggie and you also need to possess your own key for the disabled toilet so you don't have to walk too far for whatever your regular need for the toilet is.....


You sir have obviously visited a many a 'spoons. :D
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#11 Futtocks

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:17 AM

To be fair to them, they do vary a bit. I recently met up with an old colleague in the Wetherspoons on Charing Cross Road, which is in one of the former sites of the Marquee Club, and it was actually rather nice.


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#12 Wolford6

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:21 AM

We have two Wetherspoons in Bradford Centre and the odds on getting a good pint in either of them are about 10 to 1.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:38 AM

We have two Wetherspoons in Bradford Centre and the odds on getting a good pint in either of them are about 10 to 1.

 

Thats odd. Most of the 'spoons in Manchester have worked hard to gain cask marque status and offer a variety of ales from local breweries as well as the standard fare. 


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#14 Wolford6

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

Thats odd. Most of the 'spoons in Manchester have worked hard to gain cask marque status and offer a variety of ales from local breweries as well as the standard fare. 

 

 

Well, you have to expect both pubs and drinkers in Manchester to exhibit lower standards than those required over on the sunny side of the Pennines.

;)

 

Having said that, the only decent pint I have had in the Wetherspoons in Bradford's Centenary Square over the past year or so is Wainwright by Thwaites.

 

Other neighbouring pubs offer nicer (and actually cheaper) beers. I know peoples opinions of Tetleys are often set at polar opposites, but I really like it; At £1.99 a pint, I think it's too cheap!


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