Exmouth Arms, Clerkenwell

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Sadly this traditional style pub had been resolutely run into the ground over the last couple of years, so to discover it has reopened as a craft beer pub is very welcome news. Offering well kept, locally sourced ales seem to be pretty popular now and appears to be a long term trend rather than a Magners style fashionable whim. Anyway, the new owners of the Exmouth Arms have done a good job. The wonderful original green Courage tiling has now been exposed and the theme carried on inside. The lighting is cosy and the seating good, while the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We tried a few different ales, including a couple from Tottenham Brewer Redemption and the ever popular Camden Brewing Company, while there a decent selection of draft lagers, too. None of it comes cheap though, with some beers coming in at over £5 a pint. There is also food available, delivered as ‘sliders’, which we discovered (thanks to Google) basically means tiny portions; the use of quails eggs should’ve given that away really. We can imagine it getting busy during the week for after work drinks and can entirely understand why.





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02 Jun 2013
Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Great for drinking. Shocking for food.

Starting with the good. This is a great place to meet friends after work for a few, or as a local (which I am) to nip into on a Sundy afternoon.
I wouldn't rate this as a place to pull an all nighter, but even if you did during the busy nights - the staff are quick and friendly.

The food, however, was very disappointing. The roast dinners (available all day Sunday) are seriously overpriced for very poor quality. Opting or the beef, a very thick and fatty rib cut arrived on a plate with dried out roast potatoes, undercooked roast parsnip and carrots with a huge Yorkshire pudding... Which crumbled to dust as soon as you went near it with your cutlery. A separate side of broccoli cheese (tasty by comparison) with a tiny jug of THE most watered down gravy I have ever seen. Ever. Like dishwater swilling around the plate.
For £14.95 a pop, the quality should be way above what was brought out.

If you're desperate to eat on a Sunday with your pint, either go elsewhere or opt to make a burger your traditional Sunday lunch instead.
Reviews (2)
02 Jun 2013
Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Great for drinking. Shocking for food.

Starting with the good. This is a great place to meet friends after work for a few, or as a local (which I am) to nip into on a Sundy afternoon.
I wouldn't rate this as a place to pull an all nighter, but even if you did during the busy nights - the staff are quick and friendly.

The food, however, was very disappointing. The roast dinners (available all day Sunday) are seriously overpriced for very poor quality. Opting or the beef, a very thick and fatty rib cut arrived on a plate with dried out roast potatoes, undercooked roast parsnip and carrots with a huge Yorkshire pudding... Which crumbled to dust as soon as you went near it with your cutlery. A separate side of broccoli cheese (tasty by comparison) with a tiny jug of THE most watered down gravy I have ever seen. Ever. Like dishwater swilling around the plate.
For £14.95 a pop, the quality should be way above what was brought out.

If you're desperate to eat on a Sunday with your pint, either go elsewhere or opt to make a burger your traditional Sunday lunch instead.
Reviews (1)
24 Sep 2009
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I can confirm this is true. Went in there last night 23/09/2009 - no ale at all - only lager.

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23 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QR
020 7837 5622
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