The Queen Boadicea, Clerkenwell - pub details
Previously called: Bull
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|Renamed 'The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker'|
Not yet visited so no rating given.
TiaMariaJim - 25 Jun 2012 07:50
My name is Matt, along with my friend Marc Dalla-Riva, I have taken over management at the Boadicea since the beginning of September 2011
All your comments are quite illuminating (and on the most part alarming!) about how business was being conducted by the previous tenant. While I'm not going to pretend that we are perfect by a long way but many people have commented on the marked overall improvement of the pub.
We have instated a brilliant full time head chef who cooks everything from fresh - no more crappy frozen food! We have a small range of classic british comfort food at very reasonable prices (most mains are £9. We also do a cracking roast beef and Yorkshires every Sunday.
The pricing is largely the same but we have a much broader range of single malts, gins and artisan british vodkas on offer. We have a new motown night on a wednesday, a 50s rock n roll night on a thursday and DJs spinning party hits til the wee hours every friday!
Please do give us a try and I know you won't be disappointed!
theboadicea - 27 Oct 2011 18:38
|I was scammed and the staff were rude about it.|
Beer tasted like the lines hadn't been cleaned for a while, our food took ages and then what turned up was appalling with a bowl of chips missing. I was then short changed by the bartender who was extremely rude when I asked about it and said "I don't do that, i always give the right change", lucky they found the only barman never to make a mistake with change. After this the manageress said she would crash the till and check the CCTV and call me in an hour. 1 and a half hours later I returned because I had not been called and the same manageress said "I'm very busy, it is a Friday you know" and went on to explain the other manager will be here soon as he needs to check the CCTV while I crash the till" fair enough but a direct contradiction to what she had said earlier. She told me "we aren't trying to rip you off" and "we'll call you by 5 o'clock" it is now 3 weeks later and still nothing. One of the worst pubs I've been in and being a bartender I have been to a lot.
I would recommend avoiding this place at all costs.
barman1985 - 11 May 2011 14:10
|Your not the only one balticstar - I had lunch there about 4 weeks ago and also suffered from montezuma's revenge! We also complained and was given the angry defence from the aggressive so-called manageress. Obviously there to get as much money as they can from the local students who probably think they are suffering from a hangover and not food poisoning.|
AVOID THE FOOD
oinkment - 2 May 2011 18:18
|Went for a 30th last weekend in the very dark back area of the pub - it was nice enough but a few of us got really terrible food poisoning! The pub management got extremely angry and defensive when we rang them on the Tuesday (when we'd all finally recovered) to give them the heads up about their suspiciously pink chicken satay skewers... (hard to spot that in the dim light of the pub interior...) so for that reason I am really not impressed by them. Their wine is average, their drinks are average , and the food is best avoided. Unless you want to spend your day after hugging a toilet bowl! And no, I wasn't drunk, I'm 6 months pregnant so wasn't drinking!!! My sister and sister in law all suffered the same fate. So I think, not a coincidence... anyway! |
balticstar - 1 Mar 2011 16:58
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