A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.
BE CAREFUL ON THE STAIRS DOWN TO THE LOOS! I once watched in absolute horror as my poor (sober) sister tumbled down them right in front of me and there was NOTHING I could do about it. I still have nightmares about that.
This place gets absolutely packed on a warm Friday evening, and spills out into the narrow pedestrianised streets around it. Unfortunately there is no control on smoking...more
One of the busier pubs in the area come 8.30pm on a Friday evening, we could here the chatter from this place from down the street when we were looking for our next waterling hole.
Once we'd settled in, we didn't leave until closing time - so I guess that says something right?
Gritty barmaids serving a decent range of booze in a wooden room which felt like it had some decent history...more
Ah Jim lad! Ye Olde Watling! Shiver me timbers! Sorry, just sounded like an ideal time to try out my pirate impression! There is a reason for my temporary madness though! Full of character and possessing an adequate selection of ales, this pub always makes me think I'm in the Captain's quarters on the back of a wooden frigate with the skull and crossbones flying atop of the mast. I put it...more
#5 on the Historic Blackfriars Ale Trail list, the Ye Olde Watling is kind of hard to find unless you're familiar with the Blackfriars area. I spent fifteen minutes the first time consulting three maps trying in vain to find this place. It's tucked in-between many business buildings, along a long cobble stone road across from one of the exits of Mansion House Tube Station.
This was another...more