Hog's Head (ex Old King Lud), Fleet Street
our final review
posted by glider on 29/9/2004
"What is the point of triangulating yourself the centre of some of London's finest heritage - Fleet Street, once the great home of great newspapers; Blackfriars Bridge, handy for hanging Italian ex-politicians and the majesty which is St. Paul's cathedral - and then choosing to drink in a semi-basement Hogshead? All right it is adequately - or well, if you are into the Hog's Head style - furnished with a mix of tables, stools and soft areas and supplies the necessary fuel. Deuchars and Pride are nice offerings and the signs - if not the experienced reality on this visit - say table service is available. Yet another sign (is someone having a gentle joke here?) offers Krug at £105 a bottle. Its location makes it a good meeting place and it can get busy at commuter times. If you are the sort of person who snaps down the window-blind as your plane soars over the Alps, the better to concentrate on your in-flight meal and plastic-bottled plonk then you will feel at home in this state-of-the-art mediocrity. But you really should get out more."
Now a restaurant.
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12 Ludgate Circus, Fleet Street, London, EC4M 7LQ
Blackfriars: leave the tube and head up Blackfriars Road (away from the river) towards Ludgate circus. The pub is on your right just over the junction with Fleet Street. From St. Paul's: leave the station and head west past the cathedral and down Ludgate Hill. You'll soon see the place on a corner on the right at the bottom of the hill.