Surprise at Pimlico, Pimlico

Our rating: FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (2 reviews)
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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
It would be all too easy to make a jokey reference to the name of this pub... so we will. As such, the biggest surprise for us here was the difference between the unappealing exterior, compared to the cosy, wood-panelled, picture-festooned interior. We partly attributed this to the use of slatted blinds, which might've looked OK in a bathroom in 1992, but simply don't suit a pub. This is another of the handful of Pimlico pubs aimed squarely at the locals - and when we say locals, we mean the ones from the council estate over the road, not from the adjacent Vincent Square. Still, they seemed harmless enough and we could just get on with the business of having a pleasant drink in a normal, simple boozer. Finally to note, if you come in via the front door, you might miss the larger back bar, complete with pool table and darts; to go from one bar to the other however, women have to exit the pub though one door and come in though the other, while the men can use the gents as a shortcut.
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09 Sep 2014
Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
This pub will be closing on 13 September 2014 following a long-running battle with Westminster Council about the use of the upper floors as a backpackers hostel. Basically, the Council won, and it wants the upper floors to go to a permanent residential use. The freeholder has understandably pulled the plug on the whole operation and is looking to carry out a massive refurb. Whether it reopens as a pub, a restaurant a bookmakers in future, who knows? But I'll miss the dartboard if not the eclectic clientele and the even more eclectic music on the jukebox.

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110 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2RQ
0207 828 5322

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