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The Hoop and Grapes

#7,822 of 18,283 Restaurants in London}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL, England
+44 20 7353 8808
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (3 reviews)
“cosy pub” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL, England
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Reviews (65)
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice set of beers. Big surprise was how many different places there are to sit and drink here. There is a terrace at the back and another area beyond in the square behind the pub then one level above was a nice terrace where I...More

Thank p4sta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plotting a tour of London pubs for friends, my wife visited a few days before. Lovely welcome. Barman helped the wife choose her gin & tonic, & couldn't have been more charming. My choice of ale was also very good; no trouble there. So intrigued...More

Thank dace520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a beef burger. After 30 minutes and a pub with only 3 tables to be served, we've got the burger... although it contained a slice of chicken. I then went back to the waitress asking to get it replaced: when - after another...More

Thank maxperga
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Spent twenty minutes attempting to get served at the bar; it wasn't even that busy, by the standards of central London, but the bar staff were so incompetent and slack that several of us who had queued for ages went unserved while relative newcomers were...More

Thank CRF1705
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I've been using the Hoop and Grapes for a regular group booking for the last couple of years. Mike and the team are friendly, helpful and accommodating. All of our group like the venue, the team and the beers. We will continue to come back...More

Thank siraliztaresans
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

On Farringdon Road this offers a haven for those looking for a simple pint and some time away from the craziness outside.

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice London pub, with good food and good prices. Service is friendly. Also has a lot of real ales for the beer lovers.

Thank Polly L
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Hi Polly thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you liked the pub and enjoyed your meal and our selection of ales hopefully you will find to visit again Mike

Reviewed 14 January 2017

Firstly both beers on tap here - Whitsable Bay & Spitfire - were fantastic, served exactly as they ought to be. And the rooms upstairs are great for watching football or the world go by from its windows. Spacious patio area too and general homely...More

Thank SirShaky
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Hi Sir Shaky thanks for taking the time to put up a review , I am glad you enjoyed your visit to The Hoop and intend to return. Usually we have 4 Ales on so you will be spoilt for choice next time around. regards...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Chose this pub to meet our nephew who works in London whilst we were down on a half term break. The website states the pub has an illustrious past as the site where Fleet Street journalists married in Victorian times. We were seeking a proper...More

1  Thank Joanne H
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

I was shocked upon reading this review as it is so out of keeping with the general feedback from other Tripadvisor reviews. I have contacted the reviewer for more information so that I can investigate their concerns and address them and to clarify that the...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I just popped in quickly on the way by but I was impressed. Very well kept shepherd neame ales and friendly efficient bar staff. I shall visit again

Thank Montyf1
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Hi Monty thanks for popping in and popping up a kind review ! Glad to hear you enjoyed your ale and hope to serve you plenty more to the same high standard. regards Mike

City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7353 8808
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