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Butchers Hook & Cleaver

) #2,367 of 18,188 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
60-63 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, England
+44 20 7600 9181
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (21 reviews)
“ale pie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
60-63 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located right over the road from Smithfield Meat Market. Really busy outside on nice days. Has a really good selection of ales and largers. Very nice pies and a good varied menu too.

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was served a 3 course meal. My wife had the tomato bisque soup, fish and trips, lemon mousse desert with a choice of red house wine, water or lemonade. I had a salad, steak pot pie, and a chocolate cake. My wife thought the tomato...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very good stop for lunch. Menu provides traditional as well as standard fare. London pub atmosphere, very good service and reasonable prices. Try the vegetarian pie!

Thank jacy2
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were doing some sightseeing around this area, and happened upon this Gastro Pub. Lovely surrounds, great food, and a cold glass of ale. We enjoyed a warm ham hock salad and some chips on the side. Staff were attentive and pleasant. All you could...More

Thank MissAnnie1955
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank suffolkisgreat
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

Thank emcii
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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....More

Thank Richfords
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Stephen A
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...More

Thank EmmieLou7
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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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Located right next door to the famous Smithfield Market in London, The Butcher’s Hook and Cleaver is a beautiful, lively pub serving up delicious innovative pies and a wide range of stunning beers. For function hire look no further than The Butcher's Hook & Cleaver.
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