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The Viaduct Tavern

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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
+44 20 7600 1863
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 31 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

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Viaduct T, Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for reviewing us!

Reviewed 15 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

1  Thank CheekyLondon
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.

Thank Molly S
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.

Thank Ginny T
Reviewed 7 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.

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

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Reviewed 27 April 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 27 April 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

Reviewed 22 April 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 27 April 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)

Reviewed 22 April 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
Viaduct T, General Manager at The Viaduct Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 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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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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21 November 2016|
Response from Montyf1 | Reviewed this property |
it's a bit of a nightmare, but the Barbican centre is not too far away and has car Parking I believe .....