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The College Arms

#11,206 of 18,533 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
Wc1e 7dh 18 Store Street, London WC1E 7DH, England
+44 20 3435 9910
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
22 Nov 2017
“Despite the cramped area, service is consistently good”
9 Nov 2017
“Good for a celebration”
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Wc1e 7dh 18 Store Street, London WC1E 7DH, England
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I used to work in Store Street forty years ago and frequented the College Arms. Revisiting it was pure nostalgia. It's decorated differently, the range of beers is different, but it retains its cramped charm. Despite the ridiculous number of people in there (I was...More

Thank David_Cotton
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Team outing to celebrate the success of a project, Comfy seats and very busy. The queue at the bar was dealt with quickly. I have avoided this pub for two years following a bad experience. There has been new management since so I am glad...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

When we go here it tends to be about 8.30pm so reasonably quiet and easy to get served drinks. Sometimes, weather permitting, we sit outside. Mostly we stay inside and congregate around the high tables for a chat. It's generally a pleasant and friendly place....More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This pub is very popular with UCL students and faculty. In the summer, it is so crowded out front that it is difficult to get inside. I'm not sure why--its close to the campus but so are lots of other pubs. Anyway, I found it...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Was a friend's birthday party in the basement. An otherwise happy evening was marred by the unhappy bar staff who were clearly not enjoying their work. And when I went to close the door, which had been left open and cold air was blowing in,...More

Thank Katherine P
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Hi Katherine Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're terribly sorry that you were disappointed with your experience and your feedback will certainly be taken board. Kind regards The College Arms

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend popped into this pub looking for a spot to eat, after noticing most other venues it the vicinity were packed; this place however was virtually empty, and now I know why. The food on the menu is tad pricey for pub...More

Thank chris m
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Hi Chris Thank you for taking the time to review us. We’re terribly sorry that you were disappointed with your experience and will certainly take your feedback on board. We take customer feedback very seriously and see it as an integral part of our ability...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited this pub at the end of a successful contract and had a great evening there. The range of beers is good. I should add that I had too good a time and mislaid my phone. I am therefore grateful to the manageress who...More

Thank Andrew T
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Andrew Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy that we could help you celebrate a successful contract and glad to hear that your phone has been returned safe and sound. Kind regards, The College Arms

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I was a student in Bloomsbury for 5 years many many years ago. For old time sake decided to drop into this bar - where I spent many fine memorable hours. Frankly I can't even remember what it was called back then. But I do...More

Thank Sammy L
Faucet I, Digital Content & Social Media Executive at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Sammy Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're glad you came to see us and hope you won't wait another another 20 years to do so again. Kind regards, The College Arms

Reviewed 18 July 2016

It was the Portugal-Poland match day, advertised outside the pub. I was there for work and wanted to watch my team play. The match started at 8pm - but at 7.55 the only tv in the pub was playing early tennis matches at wimbledon. I...More

Thank Débora M
Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Debora, Thank you for your feedback and any Xenophobic comments made on behalf of us will be investigated and acted on accordingly. Could you call us directly so we can paint a full picture of the events. This is not tolerated at any of...More

Reviewed 24 May 2016

I've been here twice for functions downstairs, both times the service at the bar has been lovely. I've read some awful reviews on the food service, and since not so many of us were eating, it's difficult to comment (and also since the event was...More

Thank Camilla W
Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The College Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Camilla, Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted to read you had a good visit. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks The College Arms

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wc1e 7dh 18 Store Street, London WC1E 7DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3435 9910
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