The Old Monk, Westminster
Beset by flooding problems due to its basement location and shut for a while, the Old Monk reopened a few years back in all its, er, splendour. Actually, it's not too bad - the food is hearty and there are a few well kept ales complimented by a couple of proper ciders which keep the local office workers happy; if in doubt, you may be able to get a taster to see if you like it first. With plenty of standing space in the main area (read: sparse), the back is a better bet, with snug cubby-holes and a skylighted ceiling onto the street. Enjoying a pint and watching the commuters go by is rather disconcerting when seen from underneath. Ultimately this is a fairly generic office worker's pub, but it covers all the bases pretty well.
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Strutton Ground, Westminster, London, SW1P 2HP
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How to find the The Old Monk pub
Right out of St. James's Park tube onto Broadway and past New Scotland Yard. Cross over Victoria Street onto Strutton Ground and it's on the right.