Penderel's Oak, Holborn

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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
This pub was one of the first of the Wetherspoon pubs that went against the original ethos of the JDW chain and installed a Big Screen for Sky TV. Perhaps it is part of some sort of Government sponsored research into what happens when you mix together cheap, cheap drink and football fans in a confined space. If the notion appeals, give it a look. Otherwise, it's a standard after-office Wetherspoon pubs - perhaps one best utilised as somewhere to meet before heading on elsewhere. Also of note in having - arguably - the largest hire-able space (its downstairs bar) of any pub in Central London.
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22 Jul 2014
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I was in a private party in the basement. The access to the floor was for staff and guests invited specificaly for this party. When leaving after the party I did not take my umbrella. I realised it outside but as it was very late, after midnight, I though I would come back next week. I sent the only available email on the website. Never responded to, even thou they read it. When rang their number they said they do not have the umbrella. It just vanished. But they said the staff definitely did not take it. I asked to confirm it via email. Never happened even though the girl on the phone promissed to do it. It is either Bermuda Triagle in the pub or ghosts steal the guests' belongings. Shameful ethics.
Reviews (5)
19 Aug 2011
Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Of all the Wetherspoon's pubs I've visited (there have been many) this is by far the best. Always enough staff on, always pleasant. Beeer range is good and well kept. Clean, tidy and not full of undesirables. A decent boozer. And yes, the gents loo is WEIRD beyond belief.
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14 Jun 2011
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Myself and three friends regularly meet in London on the First tuesday of every month and have done for nearly 25 years. We come from all over the country and nearly always end up in a Wetherspoons pub later in the evening.

True Wetherspoons pubs are particularly dreadful when the offices have just sluiced out. But leave them until say 7:30 when the hordes have disipated somewhat and they clear, there are seats, the beer in this pub is usually pretty good and reasonably priced and the food is acceptable.

Seriously, avoid these as the first stop of an evening, try some of this guide's more exotic choices for the first two or three pints, then wander in when the rush has abated. you might end up being pleasantly surprised.

Oh, and its got a gents shaped like the Tardis control room!

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283 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP
0207 242 5669

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