The Shakespeare


The Shakespeare pub is opposite Victoria train station. Our range of drinks includes cask ale and an extensive wine list as well as a great range of soft drinks and coffees.

With fabulous British food to accompany our drinks, you can relax at this Taylor Walker pub over classics such as hand battered cod, chips and mushy or garden peas, traditional British recipe bangers & mash or a roast of the day seven days a week. Our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your British favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes.

We are delighted to welcome you at Taylor Walker and assure you of friendly service in a relaxing British pub with a welcoming atmosphere.

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Venue Details & Map

The Shakespeare

99 Buckingham Palace Road
+44 (0)20 7828 4913
Public transport:
Victoria, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 42 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Shakespeare

2.0 out of 5 11 February 2016
by Johnny B.

Disgusting is the only word I can say. The decades old carpet smelled funky and the amount of dust flying around is horrific. Food was mediocre and the draft beer was flat. My wife said the waiter stunk of body odor and wanted to leave as soon as the check was paid for.more

4.0 out of 5 24 January 2016
by Steve P.

Nice pub which wasn't overly full, and we could get a seat at a table. I didn't order food, but had some amazing mulled wine, which is probably a seasonal drink there. Music was on, but wasn't so loud that we couldn't chat. Bathrooms weren't very clean though.more

3.0 out of 5 6 November 2015
by Sandy V.

Got off a bus at Victoria station, starving, so me and the two old folks ate at the closest place possible. Enter the Shakespeare.

Before I even sat down, I made a quick trip to the loo and the first three toilets I tried were broken/clogged. Minus one star for cleanliness.

Though fortunate that everything came out fast, the service and food were both mediocre.

Fish and chips were...more

3.0 out of 5 11 August 2015
by Colette W.

At least there is free wifi.

Dire hunger and the need for navigation brought me here a couple of weeks ago fresh from the airport and dropping my bags off at Victirua Street Station which is right across the street. I wish I would have known it was a chain, but once I received the menu I was so hungry and tired that I just stayed.

I had a pulled pork sandwich which was pretty alright but...more

3.0 out of 5 5 January 2015
by Allison F.

This place gets a solid three stars....nothing more, nothing less.

Yes, there were hiccups. We ordered a chicken pie and a meat pie, and got two meat pies. When I tell you the mashed potatoes were ice cold, I mean that they literally were taken from the freezer and not heated thoroughly. Awful........

BUT alas, four tiny words saved the day: steak and ale pie. It was honestly good enough...more

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