The Hand & Shears

Bar, Pub
$ $
1 Middle St
London, Greater London EC1A 7JA
+44 20 7600 0257
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm


  • Well, that was perhaps the friendliest greeting we've ever had, in a long, distinguished career of striking up conversations with bar staff. Super place.
  • Off the beaten track, worth a look - nothing trendy just a perfect place for a pint
  • Where else! But not at weekends when it is closed
  • All new staff April 2018. 10 minimum card limit now rigorously enforced, even on regulars. Random short-change dished out if you're forced to pay cash
  • Good traditional pub
  • Beautiful interior divided into a saloon and cosy private bar. Listed in the national inventory of historic pub interiors. Great real ales.
  • Nice traditional pub. Good for a quiet drink
  • Olde worlde charm well worth the discovery
  • Great for a pint after work on Friday! Standing room only, and sometimes that can be in the street. A very fine pub!
  • Tourette Chef, be nice to her. Or maybe she's just having a really, really bad day!
  • Enjoy the late arvo sunshine on the pavement with a fine whisky or cold lager looking at the city folk.
  • Lovely lil boozer with amazing guest doggo
  • Excellent Timothy Taylors! And pork pies. And everything really.

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