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The Hoop and Grapes

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City of London
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL, England
+44 20 7353 8808
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12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 again and again.

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Thank siraliztaresans
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202 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Stephen A
Devon, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Polly L
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

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 More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 vibe throughout the venue. Will be making sure to duck in for a pint whenever... More 

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Thank SirShaky
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

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 Mike More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 spit and sawdust pub for a few beers and a hearty pub meal. We were... More 

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Thank Joanne H
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

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 review has been posted on the correct page as there is another Hoop & Grapes... More 

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492 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
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

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Thank Montyf1
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

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 More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Booked for my 60th birthday meal. Excellent service and lovely food-between us sampled the steak and burgers. Good sized portions and good value pub food with lots of choice if ,like us, you like good unfussy fare. There was a lively but welcoming vibe to the pub and all the staff were smiley and nothing was too much trouble. We... More 

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Thank Penelope S
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

Hi Penelope thanks for taking the time to post a review and coming to The Hoop for your 60th - I am delighted to hear we helped you mark the occasion and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Mike More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Visited the Hoop and Grapes a couple of times now and it's nothing less, nothing more than what you expect from a pub in London. Prices are around £5 a pint and the feel is old yet warmly. The one thing that makes this pub stick out however is that it has a dart board! Very difficult to find around... More 

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2 Thank DanJarvis92
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

Hi Dan - glad you like The Hoop & Grapes and keep coming back . thanks for taking the time to post a review , and for drinking our most expensive beer :) You will be pleased to know the Darts Facilities will be getting an upgrade soon ! regards Mike More 

London
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a great old fashioned London pub with a nice little courtyard, where we sat in the summer sun and had lunch. Unfortunately, I ordered the Chilli con carne, which was the most bland dish I've ever tasted. Avoid this dish at all costs! Good beer though

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Thank Hartley-CS
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

Hi Hartley thanks for taking the time to post a review i am glad you liked bot The Hoop and your beer but of course very disappointed you did not enjoy your meal i guess you like your Chilli spicier than most of our regulars do as it is normally very popular next time you visit i hope we can... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Drink prices were reasonable and a nice house Chardonnay...could not venture to the outside patio area due to the torrential rain and thunder. Lovely friendly cosy pub.

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1 Thank Liz O
L0nd0n2012, Owner at The Hoop and Grapes, responded to this review

Hi Liz glad you enjoyed the pub and the wine shame about the weather , hope you will be back to enjoy the beer garden when the sun does come out for summer Mike More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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