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The Old China Hand

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Hidden gem

We’ve walked down Rosebery Avenue numerous times and never seen this place. What a great find! Not... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Board games with interesting selection of drinks

Funny place to catch up and have some fun with drinks. I love their selection of drinks - all small... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Nov 18, 2017
“Hidden gem”
Mar 7, 2016
“Board games with interesting selection of drinks ”
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We’ve walked down Rosebery Avenue numerous times and never seen this place. What a great find! Not your average pub - a cosy low-lit smallish place only serving beers and wines from the UK. Dart boards and ping pong table available to play. No food...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Funny place to catch up and have some fun with drinks. I love their selection of drinks - all small family business from UK. Tasty Apple&Pear draught cider! Super friendly staff who gives you to try before you choose your drink !! You can play...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed October 27, 2015

We went to this great little pub to meet friends and just to have a quick drink before dinner.Great atmosphere,staff very friendly and helpful.The pub only sell British beer,wine and spirits.Something I find astonishing is that you can order or take in your own food...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Izzy R
Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went out after work with my manager, supervisor and the lease holders of my pub that I work in, and it was great night! Played ping pong, sat with some random people and played trivial pursuit (one of many of the board games in...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank 990bethanyh
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Had a lovely Saturday afternoon here with a group of friends. The ping pong table provided plenty of hilarity, and the staff were lovely. Will definitely return. It's quite dark inside decorated with lots of wood, so I prefer it as an option for autumn...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank K L
Reviewed August 26, 2014

A good beer selection, an understanding of alcohol diversity. Service is a bit Shorditch-esque however I like it. Great place for a beer

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank MattD2305
Reviewed January 6, 2014

A basic no frills little bar with a superb selection of beers and spirits from various independent local producers…I believe that the make a real effort to source and support independent producers across the UK. Nice!! Despite not serving food they do let you bring...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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