Ye Grapes, Shepherd Market
I returned to Ye Grapes back in September, and my heart sank to the soles of my shoes after a few minutes of entering. This is not the pub it once was. The Ale I was served was not a full pint, for some reason only known to the barmaid who served it. The interior and upholstery is indeed very tatty now, and there was a massive plastic banner the full length of the front bar advertising the meal deal on at that moment. It could barely have been more out of place in any other pub in London. Even the lighting seemed different, as if they were trying to get by on cheap light bulbs, and it was certainly under a cold light in which me and my friends sipped just the one pint before moving on. I feel slightly heart-broken. This may, I fear, be a little indicative of what is happening to the pub trade at the moment.
16 Shepherd Market, Shepherd Market, London, W1J 7QQ
Use the north side of Piccadilly exit from Green Park Station, turn right towards Hyde Park Corner and walk down Piccadilly until you reach White Horse Street on your right, go up this street into Shepherd Market and the pub should be in front of you on the right.