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Lord John Russell Pub

96 Marchmount Street | Cartwright Gardens, London WC1N 1AG, England
+44 20 7388 0500
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Comfortable local pub

My wife and I come to Bloomsbury once or twice a year for a couple of weeks and as our family’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
via mobile
A disappointed visit

Oh dear. Such a shame as this is such a lovely English pub. Staff were not enthusiastic or chatty... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
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96 Marchmount Street | Cartwright Gardens, London WC1N 1AG, England
+44 20 7388 0500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I come to Bloomsbury once or twice a year for a couple of weeks and as our family’s flat does not have a washer or dryer we end up at the Laundromat (Laundrette) across Marchmont street from the Lord John Russell on...More

Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh dear. Such a shame as this is such a lovely English pub. Staff were not enthusiastic or chatty. There was no atmosphere as no tv on or music playing. Lots of food to offer and good selection of drink. Had the chicken roast and...More

Thank Smiggy64
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very nice pub with loads of history behind it. Staff great fun and very friendly. If looking for a nice place to drink hang with mates / colleagues this is a must

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

After reading all the reviews thought we'd give this place a try. Well what a let down if you like a nice microwaved ready meal this is the place to go!! Ordered 2 roast pork dinners which appeared very like the shop bought version ready...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you are looking for a traditional pub in the Cartwright Gardens area of Bloomsbury then this one will be fine for drinks if you have plenty of time. It is an easy walk from Russell Square, Tavistock Square and Euston and Kings Cross stations....More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Normally a lovely pub to come for a couple of drinks after work, we've made this our local. But last night, we were greeted by a rude, busy-body barman (With dreadlocks) who kept asking us to move our seats "For customers", he would say. I'm...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had a very nice cooling drink in the Lord John Russell pub in Bloomsbury's Marchmont Street. The weather was sunny, and the pub has lots of outside tables and even an outside area under a kind of awning. The service was not the quickest,...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We have been staying in the Russell Square area for the last 12 years, and a visit to this pub is always a must. Being in an academic area, there is always interesting people to converse with, and the beer is great. Chat up the...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Wife and me had just rushed from the Apollo on Shaftsbury Ave, via tube, to have a quick drink here before going back to our hotel near KX, only to be asked by the nasty little dreadlocked barman if we had just arrived. When I...More

Thank topcatlz1010
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Found this little pub while walking. Very reasonable prices for london. The food was really good and a varied menu. Staff friendly and helpful. Good selection of beer, it was quite noisy but that all adds to the athmosphere.

Thank Momajon61
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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