BalaamBoy wrote:Any good recommendations for Russel Square / Holborn / Bloomsbury area?
I'll be in town next week, and really fancy a decent pint!
If its the weekend check beforehand as Holborn can be like the city with the pubs shut.
If not, the Princess Louise is okay if you Sam Smiths pubs. Can't knock the architecture though and the Victorian Shithouses are very impressive, albeit make your eyes water.
Other recommendations are:
The Ship Tavern - 2 Gate St, WC2A 3HP
The Old Nick - 20-22 Sandland St, WC1R 4PZ
The Dolphin Tavern - 44 Red Lion St, WC1R 4PF
The Enterprise - 38 Red Lion St, Holborn, WC1R 4PN
The Seven Stars - 53 Carey St, WC2A 2JB
George IV - 28 Portugal St, WC2A 2HE
Ye Old White Horse - 2 St Clement's Ln, WC2A 2HF
As for the Oldest pub in London, there are so many that make that claim, most of which also claim that Charles Dickens was a regular. I'm surprised he was able to write so many books, he must have been rat arsed all the time.
Just to be on the safe side, I try to visit them all!