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The Old Shades

#599 of 1,243 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Well cared for beer but at a price.

Now a Young's pub, a late evening visit in what is a well-appointed bar with seemingly old... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Food & Drink

We went there to eat cause there were gluten free Fish & Chips. Which taste great We also eat a... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Jussi N
Vantaa, Finland
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Apr 11, 2019
“Well cared for beer but at a price.”
Mar 3, 2019
“Food & Drink”
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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37 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX, England
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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

I have been coming with a large group of friends for many months now. The staff are friendly and accommodating - Kuba, Dan and Tony have consistently gone the extra mile to make our visits enjoyable. There is a solid selection of beers and the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

Now a Young's pub, a late evening visit in what is a well-appointed bar with seemingly old furnishings and decoration. Real ale was in excellent condition but at a hefty £5.05 a pint for a bulk standard bitter, which precluded an extended stay there being...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We went there to eat cause there were gluten free Fish & Chips. Which taste great We also eat a Burger and steak and ale pie. All food tastd great. Food comes quickly eventhough place was full At that time. Service was friendly and helpfull.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Jussi N
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Just sitting in the old shades now great food great beer and friendly service. We’ve just eaten fish and chips with a pint for £13.50 great value for money

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank X6775HOhelenh
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We came here for lunch and had the fish and chips. The fish was fresh and the batter was well seasoned to perfection. Good chips and selection of beers also!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank T-family12
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Were here just for a drink. It is a nice pub and the beer was very good, but the service lacked. They were there immediately when we entered the door but when we wanted to pay they were not to be seen. It seemed like...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank thomasofich
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a splendid lunch with my Mum here. Reasonably priced considering it's location. Cocktails were great and food was decent (the chunky chips are particularly good). Our server, Emily, was friendly and attentive, and made us feel very welcome. The 20% off lunch deal is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BarnabyWells
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

I do like this place and you get a good pint in there but again like last year I feel there should be more bar staff on when this event is happening ... in the end I left because it was four deep at the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank DuncanG831
Reviewed July 31, 2017

I visit London quite often, it has become a bit of a tradition to visit The Old Shades after venturing in with a friend after being in the pub next door. Before around a month ago I would have recommended it to anyone. I took...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank geekbardzero
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. I had the cod and chips and my partner had a rare steak. We both cleared our plates which says it all. The waitress was very attentive and the food and drinks came quickly. We have no problem recommending this pub,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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