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Butchers Hook & Cleaver

#2,402 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
City of London
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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60-63 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, England
+44 20 7600 9181
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tasty pies with a good choice of beer in a clean and busy London pub near smithfield market. Attentive staff, nice atmosphere

Thank suffolkisgreat
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large and very pleasant pub, with a good selection of Ales and a bar menu having a range of pies, served either with chips or mash with traditional liquor, or gravy for the uninitiated. Good service too from a friendly bar crew.

Thank DodgyDe
Pioneer, California
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is a muddled attempt at putting a new twist on old favorites, but unfortunately all you get are odd flavor pairings or marginal homage's to the original. The one they they should excel at would be fish and chips, but they were overly greasy and the fish flavorless. On the upside, the beer/ale selection is good. The prices... More 

Thank emcii
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We held our wedding reception here last month and could not have been happier with the venue, food and amazing team. From the moment we arrived every member of staff was so friendly, helpful and made all of our guests feel welcome and looked after. The pub looked fantastic and the day went so smoothly thanks to Mark and his... More 

Thank Richfords
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184 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous selection of Fullers beers, on draft, as based in Smithfield "Porter" (the beer of the marker Porter) is a must! Plus the choice of pies is incredible. All freshly made and must be had with liquor (parsley sauce). Bring visitors overseas or mates from out of town! Ideal.

Thank Stephen A
Isle of Wight
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Attended recently for a small wake and there was an area in the corner with a couple of booths, perfect for the occasion - until it got really busy and loads of people piled in after work...maybe should have been roped off. Anyway, nice drinks and food, has character.

Thank EmmieLou7
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

After a visit to the oldest church in England next door, we stopped for a Shiraz at this rather well lit and spacious pub in London. It was not busy as we were early. The staff was helpful We ordered the south African Shiraz. Great drop especially being in a vintage pub in England.

Thank YEGA M
Webb City, Missouri
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Service was very nice. She recommended a couple beers that were a special edition and I bought 2 extra to take home. Had the fish and chips and asked them to take the skin off and the kitchen responded well. Just a great late lunch! Superb!

Thank Montytiger
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, staff were nice and friendly and very quick even though it was a very busy evening for them.

Thank Phoebed18
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458 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A nice pub which I expect from Fullers. Very nice interior but unfortunately it is laid out as a dinning area rather than casual drinking area, at least during our week day lunch time visit. Food is up to the usual Fullers standards seemed even more pricey. We aren't fussed about table service but here it seemed rather erratic, attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60-63 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7600 9181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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