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The Sherlock Holmes Pub

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: 10-11 Northumberland Street, Westminster, WC2N 5DB, London, England
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+44 20 7930 2644
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Disappointed: What a shame

I have visited this pub over a number of years as a visitor. The pub as removed most of the Sherlock Holmes memorabilia and replaced it with a TVs screen & inane music . What a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried to visit for late dinner, but the restaurant was closed by 9:30 p.m. Returned for lunch and enjoyed basic fare at basic prices and good service. Quite busy for late lunch around 2:30 p.m. The pub is a local favorite so you will find it populated at all hours, but the upstairs restaurant is only open during the day.... More 

Thank Karen F
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely rubbish! My mother, sister and myself were seated and told that the waiter would be with us any moment. 15 mins later, our order had still not been taken and a group of 7 came down and sat next to us. About 10 minutes after this, the waiter arrived and proceeded to take the order of the group of... More 

Thank jaysguidetothegalaxy
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this pub over a number of years as a visitor. The pub as removed most of the Sherlock Holmes memorabilia and replaced it with a TVs screen & inane music . What a shame

Thank ceastwood
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar literally stole my money. I stopped in and ordered a pint of Guinness, which the bar tender refused to start pouring until I had paid first. I have never been asked to do this at a bar before, especially given how long it takes to pour. Regardless, I used a credit card with pin to pay and didn't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here this evening for a nice date with my partner. I had a table booked. I was just unsatisfied with the whole experience. The service was slow and very unorganised and her food was ice cold. I will not be returning unfortunately.

Thank Siobhan M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was Sunday evening the pub was quiet several staff behind the bar in conversation eventually one came across took our order and our money and went back to resume his conversation Won't be going back again shame liked the beer.

Thank pubsilike
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Layout of the pub was a little confusing so we took a seat in eyeshot, no wait staff to direct to tables. Appears to have extra seating upstairs Food was well cooked, and at a reasonable price. Would return again if around that part of town again

Thank Emma H
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this pub on my last day in london because we had both seen the pub and it was across from our hotel in trafalgar square. The pub and staff are very friendly and the pub looks incredible. The food was excellent although the service was a bit slow when it was time to settle the bill. Paying... More 

Thank BarkShadeau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to The Sherlock Holmes at lunchtime. The service was attentive and professional. Whilst we did wait a while for our food it was worth the wait.

Thank Kerry P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place , service bit slow but hey. the beer is nice and food ok , see the holmes room , really good

Thank 896jude

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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