The Sekforde Arms

The Sekforde Arms, London: Hours, Address, The Sekforde Arms Reviews: 4.5/5

The Sekforde Arms
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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KEDI
12 contributions
Best Sunday lunch..
Oct 2020
Can't believe I haven't had the Sunday roast here before, or at least not since it was a Young pub.
Upstairs has beautiful high ceilings and architectural features in the classic Georgian style. The clouds like mural on the ceiling is also stunning. Only thing I noticed slightly concerned me was the heating wasn't on and the fireplaces are decorative only. I felt better of asking as I knew the dinner would warm me up, and I wasn't wrong.

We shared the pork and the beef and the pork was exceptional despite the soggy crackling. Beef was tender and thin cut though some might prefer thicker slices.
Generous roasties, huge fresh Yorkshire and sweet carrots. Cabbage a bit bland but nice to have. Gravy could've been a wee bit hotter but they had to bring it up a big flight of stairs or maybe 2 due to the old building so can't be helped.

Definitely will be back. I'm just sad it took me so long to try it as I live near and am constantly on the search for the best local roast. So far in the last year or so, this has to be it!
Written November 1, 2020
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Gemma
Greater London, UK10 contributions
Excellent food!!!
Sep 2020 • Family
As a local I have tried most places in the area. This is undoubtedly the best roast! The weekday menu is also excellent. They have a really great chef and a lovely menu.
The staff are always friendly and very helpful. We are lucky to have this as our local. I hope word doesn’t spread too much :-)
Written September 6, 2020
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Boozy J
London, UK8 contributions
Well pleased.
Aug 2020 • Friends
Visited this small backstreet pub for a meal and a few beers on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in August. We had fish and chips which was wonderfully cooked and very hot when served. Washed down with a few pints of Guinness and yes, I would recommend that people try the food, and with a good selection of beers, what’s not to like. Fantastic..
Reasonably priced and the place had a good atmosphere for the time of day of our visit.
Would definitely use this pub again.
Written August 19, 2020
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AdrienneMorgan
London, UK3 contributions
Dinner
Jul 2020 • Couples
Fabulous London Pub. Very friendly. Great food and plentiful. Good beer and excellent wine list. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend.
Written July 28, 2020
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Henry W
5 contributions
Sunday Lunch
Jul 2019 • Friends
I came here with high expectations as I'd heard many great things about the Sunday Roast.

I'm pleased to say that I was not disappointed. The welcome was warm and the staff were attentive. The place filled up quickly and the atmosphere was warm. My plate was piled high, with the lamb not too pink with delicious light homemade gravy. An added bonus was the Yorkshire Pud which was huge, and had clearly been mad e with TLC. For dessert had a generous helping of Sticky Toffee Pudding which at £5 was great value for money. Next time I shall try the vegan mushroom and spinach wellington as that looked amazing. When a pub puts effort into it's vegetarian and vegan options it shows great thought. Nothing worse than when all they can be bothered to offer is mushroom risotto.

To go with our meal they had an excellent light Belgian beer that I've let to see anywhere else in London. At 4% it works perfectly as a lunchtime tipple.

Look forward to returning for lunch over the next few months, and it I intend to return for a beer on a summer evening as the selection they have is local and independent craft beer.
Written August 2, 2019
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LouBellz
London, UK904 contributions
Private Function
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited here as part of a private function & the venue was nice. We were put upstairs in a function room for the 3 course meal & drinks, with soft music and the waiters were very attentive to our needs. The food was really well done, very filling & the drinks orders were taken throughout. After the meal we went to the other function room for some music & dancing. Toilets were clean, the Venue was spacious & the food was delicious. No complaints here!
Written February 17, 2019
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jessmayferg
Greater London, UK13 contributions
Good selection of beers
Sep 2018 • Friends
Great selection of beers and location. Lovely refurbishment job too. Great for after work drinks with colleagues.
Written September 25, 2018
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surreybaggie54
Surrey, UK120 contributions
Disappointing
Apr 2018 • Solo
Our group of former work colleagues used to meet here for an afternoon catch - up from time to time. Copious amounts of well kept real ales soaked up by cheap and cheerful pub grub - an ideal place for a session.

We were very sorry that the pub closed down so on learning that it had recently reopened I popped in to see what had changed.

The most radical change appears to be the creation of a restaurant in the basement. the menu consists of typical gastro pub fare at very reasonable prices. The wine list appears to be 100% French with bottles starting at £28.

The changes in the bar area seemed mainly to consist of replacing the tired old wooden tables and chairs with modern versions. The upholstered bench seating near the fireplace has gone, replaced by said wooden furniture. It's all a little bland although comfortable enough.

There is a bar menu (which doesn't feature standard pub grub) consisting mainly of a variety of burgers and chips, and baguettes/ciabattas and chips. There are plenty of veggie options. Prices seem pretty good although are currently discounted as it's a new menu. I didn't sample the food although based on early reviews I'm sure it will be fine.

The main negative though is that there is now only one hand pump available serving real ale. The ale on offer is Sharps Doombar. It strikes me that if you are only going to offer only one real ale it would have made more sense to use it as a showcase for the numerous small breweries in London.

If you don't like Doombar, or if it runs out, there are several craft ales on tap. Most of these are 5% ABV or more so not really session beers. Maybe they don't want to attract that sort of custom.

Whilst I'm pleased to see the pub brought back to life and hope it succeeds, I left feeling rather underwhelmed.
Written April 6, 2018
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Susie H
London, UK126 contributions
Fabulous Find
Jan 2018 • Friends
To this lovely refurbished late Georgian pub to meet friends. The bar was buzzing, with people mostly in their 20s and 30s, having lively conversations and spilling out onto the street ( I’m afraid we raised the age demographic a little). My house red was very drinkable and came in a huge glass. But the secret heart is downstairs ( marked only by a sign for the loos) where the walls are exposed brick and the feel is very like the Captain’s Galley ice house ( both are warm and dark as well as beautiful!). There the Sekforde has a restaurant, new, not advertised, only just opened. The food was very good indeed, fritto misto with a very garlicky aoli was good but the least of it, perfectly cooked cod ( another similarity with the Captains Galley, fish at a perfect temperature) and utterly delicious panna cotta. Minor glitches - the staff were charming but inexperienced, the white wine would have benefitted from an ice bucket, but these are tiny fixable things which will I am sure be fixed soon. This fabulous free house is a 7 minute walk from Farringdon, not advertising and the restaurant is not obvious, but don’t let any of that put you off, Go and enjoy:-))
Written January 13, 2018
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Jezza3591
London, UK117 contributions
Brilliantly refurbished
Jan 2018 • Friends
We met some friends here for a drink and dinner, having heard that it has re-opened under new ownership after a lengthy refurbishment. We were delighted: the pub itself is buzzy with a good range of drinks. The restaurant is small, nestling in the basement, bafflingly marked only by a sign saying “toilets”. But once seated we were treated to a fine meal. I had Frito misto, delicious small battered seafoods with mayonnaise, followed by delightfully crisp pork belly with black pudding potato and apple compote. Everyone at the table expressed themselves pleased , and the house wine, which I have to say, flowed freely, was a good match for our food. There were a few teething troubles, eg the loos were a bit lacking in hand drying equipment, the waiter, otherwise efficient and unobtrusive, forgot to bring knives with the cheese platter, but these will I am sure be ironed out soon enough. This is a place not to be missed.
Written January 13, 2018
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