The Seven Stars, Fleet Street

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FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Seven Stars is an ancient, tiny pub that's a great place for a pint when it's not packed - to do this you need to avoid lunch times and early evenings - or during the summer recess. It's a charming and olde worlde pub and would be just the thing for the tourists if it wasn't already packed with people from the surrounding law courts. The excellent selection of well-kept ale on the hand pumps, largely from the Dark Star Sussex brewery when we were in last, decent pub grub and friendly service make this one well worth a visit if you're in the area. Watch out for the precipitous stairs to the toilets (especially when you've had a few) and for the resident pub cat Tom Paine - once seen sporting a white ruff. Oh, and it's also one of the few pubs in the square mile that you'll find open seven days a week.
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17 Feb 2014
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This pub is a real find. Very quaint and may I say eccentric. We approached the pub to see a lovely feline in the window with a ruff around his neck! The pub is directly behind the courts of justice. The cat's name is Ray Brown. His predecessor Thomas Paine passed away in 2011. Be sure to look at the photograph and poem on the wall. Delightful pub. Be careful with the stairs though very very steep and uneven. The building dates back before 1666 though so, hardly surprising.
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02 Jan 2014
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Never heard the juke box, but well worth going here and not seeing sterilzed pubs like the one along the road, you do see people who drink here regularly and are surprised you are not interested in the cat but more in the pub itself. I like the fact its just off the main road in a really interesting part of London and it doesn't rip you off
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02 Jun 2013
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Worth a stop
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14 Apr 2012
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Bit of a shame this place. For me, it used to be a great spot in London for a nice beer and good food served by good staff. Last visit was only disappointingly average to poor, sunny evening allowed for drinking outside to escape the soulness not too friendly atmosphere inside. Would like to see it return to form again, so giving it 1 pint rating in the hope that it could.
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13 Sep 2010
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Such a shame that the barmaid/waitress is so sullen and rude. Discovered this gem (one of the very few pubs in the City of London that is open on a weekend) 4 years ago. Great crowd, and the atmosphere was heightened by the characterful landlady Roxy Beaujolais. Re-visited for the first time in ages on Saturday 11 September 2010 and noticed a real difference in atmosphere. Empty glasses on tables, barmaid doing nothing behind the bar. She told us off for taking a photograph. When we returned our empty glasses to the bar upon leaving, she walked away from us (avoiding eye-contact) until we were out the door before picking up the glasses. Very odd behaviour, and, unfortunately, it soured our visit.
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09 May 2010
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was in last night, passable pint of Adnams, not hugely welcoming
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21 Jan 2010
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Can't believe the reviews. I've been drinking in this pub for years. Stopped in August and was given some great advice about the current happenings in the West End. The beer was superb as well.



Can't wait to plant my ass in here in March.
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20 Jan 2010
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We only enjoyed a couple of pints. The decor is interesting: It is devoted to the nearby law courts, complete with wigs. Luckily, the place wasn't crowded when we visited.
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04 Jan 2010
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Absolutely terrible service and attitute from the staff.



Waited over an hour for roast duck only to be told very rudely that they had run out of everything, therefore "the food's off".



No apology and generally very unfriendly. I would definately recommend people eat and drink elsewhere.
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03 Jan 2010
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Awful awful place. Don't go. Rude staff beyond belief. Why are they still in business? Perhaps there are enough passing trade in this part of town to keep them going. Or maybe the regulars like getting abused. Ordered food, waited an hour, to be told there was none left. No apology , nothing. Wankers

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53 Carey Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 7JB
020 7242 8521
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