Fitzroy Tavern, Fitzrovia

Our rating: FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (3 reviews)
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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Fitzroy is a big old pub with literary pretensions. Dylan Thomas used to drink (heavily) here and there are photos dotted about alluding to him and his bohemian friends' patronage here. The interior, however, is rather more gloomy than other nearby Sam Smith's pubs - especially at the back - and its not one we hanker after visiting very often. Thomas may approve, but, truth be told, we find it rather depressing. The usual Sam Smith's portfolio of ales are on offer (the Marmite of the brewing world - you love it or loathe it) at their usual, very competitive prices and there's also food served at the expected times - for the lunchtime office crowds. Suffice it to say, that The Fitzroy's location means it's almost always busy - annoyingly so after work and especially on Friday nights. Often the best and most atmospheric spot is to be found outside on the pavement, which frankly doesn't say a lot for the inside.
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10 Aug 2013
Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Fitz is a great London boozer. Popular with media types and students alike. Drinks are cheap, and there's outside space. There are a few problems though. The toilets really need some attention. And the new manager, some young bloke with tattoos, can really take the shine of the evening with his rude, aggressive style. I heard two seperate customers complain about him on the same evening. Not good. That aside, if you're passing, drop in for a pint. It will be a good one.
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03 Dec 2012
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
I can't quite put my finger on what makes this pub so popular. There are plenty of other Samuel Smith's pubs around and it is certainly not the most fancy one, but nevertheless, it's always heaving and the atmosphere is always buzzing. It used to be great when there were tables and parasols outside but unfortunately these have now been removed.

It's also recently been featured in a cool pub-finder app Smith Finder http://bit.ly/TxB5ki
which I found to be quite handy this last weekend when organising a bit of a pub crawl around town.

The beer is cheap, the staff are sometimes a little hard, but they are always efficient and you know exactly what you're getting. Being bang on Charlotte St it's also very conveniently located for after work drinkers and students alike. Don't sit downstairs, the extractor fan from the gents blows straight into the seating area!!

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16 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NA
020 7580 3714
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