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The Viaduct Tavern

126 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AA, England
+44 20 7600 1863
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Friendly and welcoming atmosphere at The Viaduct Tavern with free wifi. We're right in the heart of London, near St Paul's, surrounded by some its most historic landmarks. We are a traditional Gin Palace with an ever increasing variety of Gins.
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126 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AA, England
City of London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely rude staff, disgusting treatment at the bar. This establishment needs to seriously upgrade the people it employs, as it is damaging the Fuller's brand. I will never return to this pub, and will think twice about entering any other Fuller's.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This was unexpectedly open on the Sunday of the London Marathon. It was a great day, with the manager and staff generally open to showing folk around the Newgate Cells downstairs in the basement. Newgate, for the uninitiated, was the prison point, of the six...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Just got home in leafy Berkshire from a day time visit with a mate, to the City. We visit ‘The Smoke’ once a month trying various pubs and bars and generally putting the World to rights, fuelled by delicious (we hope) food and alcohol. Today...More

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Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Dear Deltahero, Thank you very much for such a fantastic review. You're absolutely right, we do stock 60 plus different gins from all over the world, and also create our very own gin fusions. I'll pass this message to Liam today, he'll be very pleased....More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Found this by accident and being in The City and a sunday it would not normally be open, but this was London Marathon day so they decided to. At 1.30 pm it was very quiet and when we showed an interest in the décor the...More

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Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

It was my pleasure to welcome you at The Viaduct on Sunday afternoon. Many thanks for such a lovely review. Best regards, Diego (GM)

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Pub is located not far from St Paul’s cathedral. Nice bar staff and good selections on London ales and beers. The highlight of the bar is the history it was once a prison for tax evaders who were condemned to cells and death. Also it...More

Thank James H
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Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us, and of course for such a great review. Definitely looking forward to welcoming you again anytime soon. Regards, Diego (GM)

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Since my daughter is a fan of Buzzfeed Unsolved, we had to have lunch at the Viaduct in London. Even though we didn't see any ghost (although we didn't go into the cellar), the atmosphere was great. We sat at a table under the painting...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

On the face of it a good typical London Pub built in 1869. Interesting décor, very Victorian and unspoilt. Excellent service, but the real find if you are into London history is a visit to what is left of some original Newgate prison cells. Underneath,...More

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Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Fudgegrudge, We're glad you enjoyed both our splendid, untouched interior, and also our not so splendid and gruesome cellar. Please come back again anytime! Kind Regards, Mihaela and The Viaduct Team

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

I originally dragged my friends along to the Viaduct Tavern because I saw it featured on an episode of buzzfeed unsolved and heard that it was one of the most haunted spots in London. Since I was on vacation visiting friends I felt like I...More

Thank Nicole L
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Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Dear Nicole, It was a pleasure to be visited by yourself and your friends, we are only sorry none of our resident spirits were feeling up to spooking you on that particular evening. Perhaps on your next visit we could show you to some of...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

This pub is amazing it has so much history behind it and in my opinion is a London treasure. Underneath the pub has 5 cells used by the late Newgate prison still in tact. A great range of gins and beers, the bar staff provide...More

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Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Dear Sam B, Thanks for taking your time and giving an such an amazing review. I will pass it on to the team as I am certain that they will love your kind words. We hope to see you here again. Regards, Mihaela

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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Popped in while visiting London, fairly small but decent range of beer & friendly staff. Good toasted sandwiches too!

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Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Dear Ade-Pfc, Thanks for you lovely review, I am really sure that the staff will love to hear your review. Hope to see you again. Regards, Mihaela

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