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The Old China Hand

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Hidden gem

We’ve walked down Rosebery Avenue numerous times and never seen this place. What a great find! Not... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Lisa M
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Board games with interesting selection of drinks

Funny place to catch up and have some fun with drinks. I love their selection of drinks - all small... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2016
Lucie H
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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18 Nov 2017
“Hidden gem”
7 Mar 2016
“Board games with interesting selection of drinks ”
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8 Tysoe Street, London EC1R 4RQ, England
+44 20 7278 7678
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve walked down Rosebery Avenue numerous times and never seen this place. What a great find! Not your average pub - a cosy low-lit smallish place only serving beers and wines from the UK. Dart boards and ping pong table available to play. No food...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Funny place to catch up and have some fun with drinks. I love their selection of drinks - all small family business from UK. Tasty Apple&Pear draught cider! Super friendly staff who gives you to try before you choose your drink !! You can play...More

Thank Lucie H
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We went to this great little pub to meet friends and just to have a quick drink before dinner.Great atmosphere,staff very friendly and helpful.The pub only sell British beer,wine and spirits.Something I find astonishing is that you can order or take in your own food...More

Thank Izzy R
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I went out after work with my manager, supervisor and the lease holders of my pub that I work in, and it was great night! Played ping pong, sat with some random people and played trivial pursuit (one of many of the board games in...More

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Had a lovely Saturday afternoon here with a group of friends. The ping pong table provided plenty of hilarity, and the staff were lovely. Will definitely return. It's quite dark inside decorated with lots of wood, so I prefer it as an option for autumn...More

Thank K L
Reviewed 26 August 2014

A good beer selection, an understanding of alcohol diversity. Service is a bit Shorditch-esque however I like it. Great place for a beer

Thank MattD2305
Reviewed 6 January 2014

A basic no frills little bar with a superb selection of beers and spirits from various independent local producers…I believe that the make a real effort to source and support independent producers across the UK. Nice!! Despite not serving food they do let you bring...More

Thank alex g
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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