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The Viaduct Tavern

#110 of 1,342 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 10:00 - 23:00
Open today: 10:00 - 23:00
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Rainy Afternoon Retreat!

My wife and I are in London for the first time. Today it was cold and raining. After visiting a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PennStateProud83
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Cordova, Alabama
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Wow! This place!

Sadly was only a brief visit with colleagues, but the look & feel & history of the place is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stephenj67912
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are in London for the first time. Today it was cold and raining. After visiting a few indoor venues we needed to get off the street to warm up. We found this tavern as it was in the area we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly was only a brief visit with colleagues, but the look & feel & history of the place is amazing. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the amazing frescos on the walls. A great array of ales on draft, proper old skool ‘boozer’ feel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We had a great time at a Halloween Seance evening in the cellar; the staff were friendly, told great ghost stories and served tasty gin cocktails. They do experience evenings for their 'prison' cellar occasionally, so make sure you go, it's an interesting piece of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing us Amanda! We look forward to seeing you again at The Viaduct Tavern anytime soon. Regards, D

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My Local History group visited the pub and thanks to Joey & especially Liam we learnt so much about the history of the pub and the Old Bailey / Newgate Prison. It has a lot of history & if you phone beforehand Liam may even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear 444mikeymike. I can only thank you for visiting us and also for such an honest review. It's a pleasure for us to show around and let all visitors know what an amazing place The Viaduct Tavern is; Not only for our massive gin selection...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with eldest for a swift beer, typical london pub with few frills & Little to set it apart from the others x location Average

Date of experience: August 2018
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Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for reviewing us!

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Went here on a Tuesday lunchtime and it was not busy. We just had glasses of wine and crisps on this occasion. The staff were friendly. A lovely old fashioned feel - bet it's got lots of history. They do speciality gins and these looked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you very much for your honest review. We hope to welcome you back again anytime soon!

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped to have lunch after climbing St Paul’s Cathedral dome. Left after husband had a cider as they were not interested in our business and had a very limited menu.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great little pub with history. Kindly allowed us to see the old cells in the basement (spooky) and looked after our bags for free whilst we spent an hour in the Old Bailey. Can thoroughly recommend the toasties after a morning of evidence.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M G
Reviewed 9 May 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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