The John Snow

39 Broadwick Street, Soho, London

Cheap and cheerful Sam Smith’s pub in town

The John Snow, exterior picture

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Address:39 Broadwick Street
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns
Nearest Station:Oxford Circus
Opening Hours:

Mon:12:00 - 23:00
Tue:12:00 - 23:00
Wed:12:00 - 23:00
Thu:12:00 - 23:00
Fri:12:00 - 23:00
Sat:12:00 - 23:00
Sun:13:00 - 22:30
About: The John Snow is a pub that serves a variety of traditional British dishes and bar snacks throughout the day. They host comedy nights every Saturday evening.

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The best pubs in Soho
As a Samuel Smith pub you can be sure that you’ll always find good value at The John Snow on Broadwick Street. Aside from that, the interesting wooden interior on the ground floor is suitably old and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more comfortable lounge bar in Soho than the one that sits on the John Snow’s first floor.

Beer on a budget: London's best cheap bars
The John Snow in Soho is part of the Northern Brewery Samuel Smith’s chain of pubs, which means cheap, cheap, cheap. Alpine Lager, Taddy Lager and stout for around £2.50 a pint and all in the heart of one of London’s most eclectic neighbourhoods.

"Cheap and cheerful Sam Smith’s pub in town"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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Finding somewhere you can buy two pints for under a fiver in London is akin to finding a hairpin in a wheat stack, but luckily pubs belonging to the Samuel Smith brewery still provide affordable drinking options.

Sam Smith’s lagers and ales sit alongside imported bottled beers at low prices; there is food on the menu too, but the burgers and chips are more of the peckish when pissed meal type rather than dinner you’d make a special trip for.

Set over two floors, this classic boozer has no flourishes; think old fashioned carpets, dark wooden furniture, partitions with etched glass and wood panelling and bars with shelves containing bottles hanging upside down.

Upstairs, walls are lined with pictures of the pub’s namesake, who was the first person to claim that cholera was a waterborne disease. There is a connection between the pub and this seemingly random fact, as the water pump that aided his research was once upon a time situated here.

Like most neighbouring Soho pubs, it gets filled up of an evening with the local media bods and getting a seat is laborious, even on a Monday. Twentysomething runners from nearby production houses and office workers cram on to the pavement in the summer months, pint in hand.

It may be a simple pub with a minimum of fuss, but if it’s a cheap drink and a natter you’re after, The John Snow is just the place.

Leila reviewed The John Snow on Mon 11 Oct 2010

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