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Friend At Hand

2-4 Herbrand Street

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday10.00 am - Midnight
Sunday10.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

10 - 10.30


Greene King

About the Pub

Easily missed, just around from Russell Square, off Bernard St (note the pub sign), close to the Horse Hospital, built in 1797, originally a purpose built stable for 24 horses, now an arts venue. The street also housed London’s first public ambulance station. Lots of dark wooden panelling, dark rose and cream wallpaper, a low red ceiling and soft lighting create a warm, cosy feel for this more traditional pub. It has a welcoming atmosphere as its size encourages the clientele to talk as diners mingle with drinkers. Maybe this is the way it has always been, being built in 1735 it has had plenty of time to build its reputation; reportedly Dickens was a customer. Food is traditional fayre with the piece de resistance being a four pie platter with mash, peas and gravy, served until 21.30.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Twickenham Naked Ladies

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Friend At Hand, London


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    To pub only.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement seating in Summer.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Three screen not always showing the same game.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Friend At Hand

2-4 Herbrand Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.5227, -0.1243


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (900m)


Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (50m)

Russell Square

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