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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #30 on: Oct 13 - 2016 »
Was in London for a few days and we went in The Fitzroy which opened on Thursday, on Sunday. The place is actually hard to recognise on the ground floor, with the partitions. Fortunately they are not the same height as the low ones in other Sam's. I can confirm OB on hand pull. Usual suspects otherwise, plus India pale ale on keg. Good pint of ob, had a few, the place is very reminiscent of the Princess Louise, on a smaller scale.
 As you look at it, the is a 'passage' of sorts on the right leading to a small comfy bar which enjoys what must be highly expensive tiles which are recreations of period items, these tiles also line the right hand side of the wall. Halfway down this 'passage' is a door into a small partitioned area, with another the other side of the partition.
On the left hand side, there is the entrance to the below ground toilets. These are of the highest quality, must be some of the best in London. The passage with the toilets off also have a number of private doors / rooms /office accessed from here. Fortunately, the many period prints etc. which hung upstairs originally are hung (affixed )  to these walls. I can see that every Tom and Dick will be using these toilets for 'free' once sussed out. There is a second staircase which returns you upstairs but into the other 'lounge' bar.
I have some photos and I MUST get my missus to get them on here.
Spoke to the Landlady who is from another pub, she has worked for Sam's for years and by the sound of it, most of the London pubs. They are now on their hols for 3 weeks! There was some unforeseen works and underpinning which caused the delay to the refurb. timetable. Overall, a damn fine job has been made of the refurb. - personally I preferred the old pub but there you go. Highly recommended and I hope this is of interest!   

Thanks for the info. Good to hear OB on hand pull.

I can't see any hand pumps, but can see keg OBB so I think you are wrong about cask OBB, regrettably.

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #31 on: Oct 14 - 2016 »
You need to look harder at the first three pictures then.

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #32 on: Oct 14 - 2016 »
You need to look harder at the first three pictures then.

I beg your pardon, thank you, I am happy to be wrong.
So there appears to be both keg and cask OBB ?

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #33 on: Oct 17 - 2016 »
Popped in here on Saturday night and was very impressed by the refurb - he must have spent a fortune on it!
I had a pint of cask OBB and it was in very condition, (and not too cold which I find it can be in some other Sams pubs in London).

Someone was previously asking about the prices in Sams London pubs, so for the record the prices here were:
OBB: 3.10
Double Four Lager: 3.20
Stout: 3.60
Wheat beer/Pure Brewed/IPA: 4.40
IIRC most of the bottles were about 5.50

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #34 on: Oct 24 - 2016 »
I can't remember how to start a new topic ... apologies. I went to the fiver castle a couple of hours ago to find its closed.  I've read in here that another sams smiths has closed in London .... which one ? Thanks in advance

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #35 on: Oct 25 - 2016 »
What is the other London pub that's closed .. I'm aware the Dover castle had but which is the other

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #36 on: Oct 26 - 2016 »
As far as I'm aware The Dover Castle is the only pub that has closed in London in recent times.
I had a good pint of Dark Mild (a rarity to find it in London) at The Fitzroy on Saturday - the interior does look excellent - looks like most of the work has been done downstairs as the upstairs seemed pretty much how I remembered it.

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #37 on: Oct 26 - 2016 »
I had a google ... the Windsor castle also closed sadly R.I.P

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #38 on: Oct 27 - 2016 »
Last night, the Windsor Castle was alive and well with plenty of custom.
Back, when it was The Cardinal, it tended to close early at weekends (mainly Saturdays ?), might it have been caught doing this more recently ?

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #39 on: Oct 27 - 2016 »
Cheers!!  :BL I read an article saying it had closed!

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Re: Fitzroy Tavern closure
« Reply #40 on: Oct 27 - 2016 »
Cheers!!  :BL I read an article saying it had closed!

It has closed - the famous one in Marylebone that wasn't owned by Sams, that is!