A group of us were taking part in the inthecity treasure hunt, as we walked in for the final clue, one of the barmen walked up to us and said, "either you all buy a drink or you get out, we've had people in on this stupid hunt all day and I'm fed up with it." At this point our group had split up and we were ready to get comfortable and have a drink etc. but this guys demeanour was so rude we all felt the need to leave. Never felt more unwelcome in any establishment. They could have quite easily have had 12 people in for a few drinks before we continued our night. But instead we were turfed out of the bar, with many of the locals looking confused as to why they were doing it. Terrible staff, would not return.
© Ming Tang-Evans
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Aug 2 2011
Located behind the Royal Courts of Justice, the tiny, charismatic Seven Stars is the spot where barristers bring their clients for celebratory champagne or commiseratory scotch after a big case.
A glass display case holds a copy of landlady Roxy Beaujolais’s cookbook Home from the Inn Contented, a sign that the simple pub food advertised on the blackboard is going to be impressive.
Real ales are the tipple of choice among many of the locals – alongside Adnams Bitter and Broadside, you might find beers from smaller breweries such as Dark Star – but there’s also a short, sound list of wines by the glass.
Seats at the tables covered with green and white checked oilcloths are hard to come by, but considerate bar staff do their best to alert customers to vacancies.
Seven Stars 53 Carey Street
- Venue phone:
020 7242 8521
- Opening hours:
Open 11am-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served 1-9.30pm daily
Tube: Chancery Lane or Holborn tube
- 53 Carey Street
- 020 7242 8521
- 53 Carey Street
- Seven Stars
Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
Introduced to me by my father who has been going to this pub for more than 40 years, who'd have though this would be my favourite secret go-to pub and restaurant in London. Home-cooked, rustic food from the heart if accompanied by a fabulous selection of beer, ales, spirits & wines, ranging from the more than palatable house to the finest of choices. If that's not enough to entice you, why not enjoy the company of the famous white-ruffed pub cat. This is the real London at its best.
The rudest polish bar maid in London. Attempted to turn every request into an issue. Stairs to the toilet are a death trap.will never set foot in the place again.
Great food and a cozy and attractive atmosphere it is one of my favorite london pubs, and probably the best I know of for food . I have found on several occasions that the service at can be kurt to the point of rudness, but even that shortcoming is almost forgivable given everything else the place has going for it.
The cat is still there??? The official furry concierge is a major talking point, after the food. This is REAL food, not mincing metrosexual. A real Londoner's hideaway. Take only the most discerning outsiders.
Introduced to this pub by my Dad. I'm not often in London, but as far as I'm concerned, The Seven Stars is the best there is. Blag a corner, read a book, have a pint and talk to the cat. But dont eat the nibbles on the bar, theyre cat biscuits...