Holborn Whippet

25-29 Sicilian Avenue , London, WC1A 2QH

SquareMeal Review of Holborn Whippet

From the guys behind the Euston Tap and its cider-based sibling, this Whippet’s kennel is a former Italian restaurant on Sicilian Avenue – a colonnaded corner of Palermo in not-so-hot Holborn. The clunky wooden interior is a work in progress, but amusing young staff do their best – especially when it comes to working the 20 or so taps that sprout from the brick ‘beer wall’. Big-boy global brands are banished in favour of sterling stuff from Black Isle, Dark Star, Adnams and Essex brewer Mighty Oak. There are plans to sell pizzas, char-grilled steaks and burgers, but the line-up of spirits and wines needs beefing up – Picpoul de Pinet was so under-subscribed that our barmaid couldn’t recall how much it might cost. However, cider fans can rejoice: the Whippet offers Harry Sparrow, an amber joy named after a 1930s Norfolk cider trader.

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10.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

lewis b. 26 October 2012

One of my all time favourite stops on the way home from the Office. Relaxed calm atmosphere in a bar selling the very best of craft beer available in the country selling top quality food. From the same owners as Euston Tap, this bar opened up last year as a craft beer bar. With the elegant beer taps placed on the brick wall behind and the pictures of greyhounds this bar has become my all-time favourite. Fantastic beer knowledge from the staff and always serving with a smile alone is hard to find in a pub but being able to buy a pint from £3.30 and craft beer at realistic prices you can't go wrong. From Bernard Dark to Magic Rock and Moor Beer it's no surprise this is becoming one of the best up and coming craft beer bars in London!

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