46 Great Peter Street
0207 222 1749
Mon-Fri 12-11pm; Closed weekends
Despite its proximity to Parliament and Channel 4's offices, this is a cosy little pub ideal for a few jars on a dark night. It has the feel of a friendly local, mostly due to the cheery landlady who treats everyone as if she's been serving them for years. One of the best in the area, with an ever changing supply of beer, this one's well worth hunting down. The only downside is it can get very busy at times: though we suppose that just proves that a fervently traditional boozer like this one can still rake in the customers.
The Speaker is a real London pub, only a short walk from Parliament. The lack of music and televisions in this traditional pub helps to preserve a little of what London was famous for. So if you like your pubs the way they were supposed to be, then The Speaker is for you.
Well known in the local area for its quality ales (Cask Marque recommended, Pub Group Award 2003/4), you are in for a treat if you like such liquid wonders as Young’s Bitter, Shepherd & Neame Spitfire and Gales HSB. The Speaker also runs a six weekly cycle of specially chosen guest ales from a range of breweries. Couple this with a healthy selection of wines and Pleisure’s usual commitment to quality spirits from around the world (including 17 rums and 28 whiskies) and you’ve found your self a nice little bolt hole right in the heart of Westminster.
The nearest tube station is St.James’s Park and the best buses are the 11, 24, 148, 211 and 507.
The Speaker is open Monday to Friday from 12 noon until 11pm, closed on Saturdays but open on Sundays from 12pm to 4 pm.
Often open 1-6 last Sunday of the month - not bank holiday weekends.
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Sheperd Neame Spitfire
plus two guests
77-79 Warwick Way
From £45 - £105