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Lord John Russell Pub

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Lord John Russell was prime minister for over six years

Can't imagine future generations will be drinking in the Theresa May! There are many pubs in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Good food and beer

If any of you are Seinfeld fans, this might be the Bloomsbury version of the soup fellow/beer... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Rebecca B
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96 Marchmont Street | Cartwright Gardens, London WC1N 1AG, England
+44 20 7388 0500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't imagine future generations will be drinking in the Theresa May! There are many pubs in the Bloomsbury area, nearly all decent. The Lord John Russell is on the "proper pub" end of the spectrum. I had a decent pint of Bombardier and enjoyed the...More

Thank CallmeSteveStA
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is a No frills boozer with a good choice of beers. old fashioned tables for people to sit and talk rather than be deafened by load music

Thank richardleith
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

They keep a good pint of ale and all hand pulled beer is £4. So good value too. Usually pop in for a pint after work.

Thank Pete W
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a couple of drinks during a recent visit to London Friendly staff and really good atmosphere, just a pity they didn’t do food on the evening otherwise we would have spent much longer they Good example of what a British pub should...More

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

If any of you are Seinfeld fans, this might be the Bloomsbury version of the soup fellow/beer fellow. It had a good local atmosphere. The fish and chips were good and the double cheeseburger was as well. Beer was fine – some local brews. The...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I always stay in Cartwright Gardens, and this is a great pub one block away. Great service, good prices, good beer and liquor selection. They make a fish and chips with a gluten free coating that I was frankly leary of trying. What a surprise...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We travel to and through London on a regular basis, but no visit is complete without a visit to the Lord Russell Pub on Marchmont. Other pubs in the area, while good, have upscale themselves, and all look much the same. The Lord Russell Pub...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Dinner tonight at Lord John Russell. Decided on the Sunday Roast Beef with all the trimmings: Yorkshire pudding baked to perfection, creamy mash, crisp roast potatoes, pumpkin mash, sweet carrots, beans and a wicked horseradish sauce with a divine brown gravy. We ordered a plate...More

Thank 588Bunny22
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here before seeing a band up the road, we were pleasantly surprised! We didn't go outside... But the garden looks amazing, the drinks were well priced, the good was great and the best bit..... Every table has a game! There were people playing buckaroo...More

Thank Alllm
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Worth searching out, the beer is varied and well kept, it can be busy inside but if the weather is not too cold there is outside seating

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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