The Hand and Shears, Barbican - pub details
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|Nice little pub with old gashioned interior.|
Good range of beers and decent beer but at £4.00 a pint it should be.
tanky - 17 Apr 2013 14:47
|Decent enough beers - £4. But that is about it.|
realaleforever - 15 Jan 2013 13:49
|Oh God! I've just read this latest review. I have been recommended this pub (from someone who hasn't been for a while)and intended to visit it. But the review below says they now play "unobtrusive" music. There is no such thing. I love listening to music and not talking. Pubs are for talking in and not listening to music. |
I've scrubbed this pub off my list and will stick to the Mitre.
Tewin - 10 Jan 2013 13:14
|Well! Well!—it seems that the term ‘On the Wagon’ originated from my new favourite local pub.|
It also seems that the tradition of cutting tapes to open things arises from the tradition of the Lord Mayor, standing on the steps of the Hand & Shears and cutting the first cloth to open the Cloth Fair.
Actually, I was never very keen on this pub but the new governor has got in some decent real ales (which change frequently), put on some unobtrusive jazz/blues music that’s actually worth listening to and generally rejuvenated the place.
Yesterday, I had excellent pints of of Hackney Best Bitter, Foundation Bitter and Redemption Pale Ale.
They also had Grandstand Bitter, Taylor's Landlord and Doombar.
Apart from the well-known names, the ‘guv’ seems keen to stock local brews.
Well worth a visit!
moderatedrinker - 8 Jan 2013 13:29
|This is a really excellent little pub, tucked in a small back street with an unspoilt interior and a world away from the sprawling city bars nearby. Several well selected ales on pump and a friendly knowledgeable landlord who insisted we taste another ale after he'd already poured our pints! A true gent.|
OldRogue - 2 Jan 2013 13:49
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