Newman Arms, Fitzrovia

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FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
This one hasn't changed in ages, which is no bad thing. It's still a good pub, with decent beer and a very mixed clientele - some of whom have been propping the bar up here for quite a few years. It's nice to see that some things don't change. The beers on the taps when we were in last were Butcombe, Seafarers and London Pride; we had all three and a nice drop they were too; well kept and poured. The excellent staff are convivial enough and they pour a mean pint. There is an upstairs Pie Room, which does what it says on the tin - this is an excellent place for pies, probably some of the best in London and worth a look. It's not a huge place, and when we were in last, the punters were spilling out onto the pavement to take advantage of the nice weather - and that was about 9.00! We'd still say it's worth avoiding at going home time, because it gets so busy, but judging by our last visit, they're not rushing home. We'd still say it's a sanctuary in Fitzrovia, but you may have to go in the afternoon to get a quiet seat and a pint.
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01 Jun 2013
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Worth a visit weekend or working day. (Review to be updated)
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02 Jan 2011
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Well worth a visit for two reasons...

1. Its a decent pub; the pies are fine though not "out of this world". The location gives you a sense of a backstreet pub though you're hardly more than a stone's throw from Oxford Street/Wigmore Street ie the heart of the West End.

2. A chance to take a stroll down Newmans Passage, next door...one of London's most evocative little alleyways, as featured, virtually unchanged, in Michael powell's "Peeping Tom" in 1960.

Combine the two for a taste of the London tourists dream about, but rarely experience...
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30 Oct 2010
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Three real ales. Pleasant surroundings. Pies were OK -so given the high expectations set a bit of a disappointment. That said it was pleasant enough just not good. Certainly will use the pub again and will try the Pie Room one more time to try the steak and kidney pudding.
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06 Oct 2009
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On the slide, in my opinion, as ran out of 'proper' beer (bitter) a couple of Fridays ago at 7ish, which is shoddy. Shame, as I liked the place but seems to be struggling to keep any decent beer recently or I've just been unlucky.

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23 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1NQ
020 7636 1127
Opening times
Mon-Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat-Sun Closed
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