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  • 4 Hertsmere Road
    West India Quay

    London E14 4AL
    Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, Poplar
  • Phone number 020 7536 7770

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  • 4.0 star rating
    27/6/2014
    1 check-in

    The Ledger Building is really close to the financial district, so you get a lot of after-work types. The space is huge (and they share a weird/cool bathroom downstairs with the restaurant next door). The beer selection was great, and they have special prices on a ton of beers so it was super cheap. A bunch of TVs to watch the game, and the bartenders are super friendly.

  • 2.0 star rating
    21/4/2014

    Pretentious Wetherspoons pub which is ok if you want a quite night out. If you want a fun night out at the weekend then I suggest you avoid this place.

    I've been quite a few times because friends have chosen to meet there but we never really stay long because it gets boring very quickly. The drinks are reasonably priced and the bar staff are generally good. However, the door staff can be quite rude at times which can be quite unwelcoming.

  • 4.0 star rating
    18/2/2013 Updated review

    It's the only Wetherspoon near Canary Wharf and winner of the 2004 pub toilet of the year awards. What more can you ask for?

    Spacious interior, cheap booze, reasonably priced reasonable food. Typical Wetherspoon really. It has a better atmosphere than many of the more expensive places in the area, and the prices are better but it's a bit out of the way from the main Canary Wharf estate.

    4.0 star rating
    12/12/2012 Previous review
    It's the only Wetherspoon near Canary Wharf and winner of the 2004 pub toilet of the year awards.… Read more
  • 2.0 star rating
    20/9/2012

    Can't actually believe I am admitting that I went here on Yelp. I should check and see if my Elite badge has been stripped.

    This place is next to my office. It's a Wetherspoons, this is enough to ensure that I would never set foot in the door but my co-workers wanted a 'cheap and cheerful lunch'. Cheap and cheerful do not go hand in hand in my book. Oliver Twist, I am not.

    They have so many deals on here that it's impossible to know what to order. Everything comes with chips. They have Curry Wednesdays. It's all too much for me.

    So we ordered what we considered the daily special 'Roast pork sandwich £2.99'. I had flights of fantasy about Broadway's Market's decadent hog roast. I am a fool. We got two slices of wholemeal brown bread, unbuttered, and the grimest slices of prison pork I've ever seen. No apple sauce, no whisper of anything else. This might well be the worst sandwich I've ever eaten out.

    Well actually, I only ate the bread and the chips. I have a healthy respect for food poisoning.

    My colleague's burger look reasonably okay. The venue is lovely on the river, and they have a nice selection of ciders, but for your own sake, don't eat there.

  • 3.0 star rating
    14/11/2011

    Happy to find a Wetherspoons everywhere I go.  Decent drink prices, but the food prices are better.

    We showed up 5 minutes late for breakfast, but the friendly barman suggested we get the brunch which is around the same price but has chips instead of a hash brown (sad!) so we went with that.

    The food came out quickly! I was mentally preparing myself for a 10 minute wait but the food was ready almost before we chose a seat.

    The usual football fans were there with their pints, and a few women out for their Sunday morning catch ups. Fabulous carpeting and interesting art work throughout.

    Check this place out soon! And ask how and when they managed to get the pigeon out of the rafters. ;)

    xx

  • 4.0 star rating
    1/9/2012

    Lovin this place!  Though it looks like its a chain, we had a great time enjoying the food and drinks.

    We went Friday night before a movie night and found ourselves pleasantly surprised at the food options!  The food came out quicker than expected and was really good.  I had the skinny chicken burger, which was really good and hubby had the regular burger which he enjoyed. Only thing I didnt like was the fries...really dry. next time ill get the salad.  

    Atmosphere was fun -- looked like mostly folks who were looking to let off some steam on a Friday night before going back home.  And with 11 pound bottles of wine, who wouldnt give that a go?    will definitely be back. for brunch/drinks/whatever!

    • Qype User louise…
    • Canterbury, Kent
    • 27 friends
    • 96 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    13/7/2008

    Everytime i go in here, i appear to end up drunk..lol. i don't know if thats because i enjoy the wine too much? or maybe i go here with my dad who also enjoys the wine!
    Seriously though, i do usually end up very drunk on leaving here, (and yes it is the wine's fault) but i thinks that its because its such a good price that i just feel the need to buy more.
    I know its a spoons, but i have had some nice food in here. Shock Horror i know! but yes it is true, it probably may of been micro'd and i may well have been drunk. but it was cheap cheerfuland filled me up! lol.

    • Qype User dave_w…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 57 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    17/11/2008

    I've been going here for a number of years now and I used to LOVE it at first, but as I've got older, the bar just looks like it's in need of modernising. It's still far better than any other Spoons I've seen but it could be better for the clientelle around.

    Prices are good (as per normal) but even more of a shock is the staff here serve you promptly, are friendly and will even crack a joke! now I'm not used to this and so love it here for that very reason.

    • Qype User SamNea…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 30 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    5/4/2010

    Whilst this is a Wetherspoons/Lloyds Bar chain, it is the nicest one I've been to. The building is Grade 1 listed and there are lots of old maps and photographs of the area when it was a dirty, working dock...very different from the shiny glass skyscrapers of today.

    Food is as you would expect (cheap and average) and there are lots of guest ales for sale at the expected low prices.

    Perhaps the most unexpected thing to mention are the toilets, which have won an award from the British Toilet Association as the 'Best Loos in the United Kingdom!'. Ha ha! They are indeed spotless and unusual.

  • 3.0 star rating
    20/6/2011

    Despite being a Wetherspoons, this is actually a fairly serviceable pub. The actual building is characterful and there are interesting period photos on the walls. I found the staff friendly and helpful.  The selection of soft drinks was impoverished but that's normal. Solid.

  • 4.0 star rating
    8/9/2012

    Best Spoons I've been to so far, it's a really nice area and great decor, the bar has a really varied selection of beers and ales. Food is standard Wetherspoons fare: cheap, quick, and decent. The loos are unexpectedly beautiful, though :)

    • Qype User ElYanq…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 15 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    23/7/2008

    This bar is a Wetherspoon's and it's obvious. It's a nice place but being part of a chain shows and it lacks any kind of charm or really anything unique.

    During the weeknights it will be packed with the working stiffs from the banks and finance centres at Canary Wharf. Unless you happen to be one of these people, work with these people or like to be around large intoxicated groups of them, it's best to stay away during those times.

    Having said that, I really enjoy this bar on the weekends for the selection and prices. This bar has real ales on tap and they number close to, if not achieve, double digits. If you're like me and prefer ale to cold, bland lagers, than this is quite a draw. The taps frequently rotate with guest ales so I generally find something new to try.

    Food is okay, it's a chain pub and you get what you would expect.

    My wife and I usually go here before going to the cinema. I wouldn't spend a lot of time here, but I do enjoy popping in for a pint of real ale.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/2/2011
    1 check-in First to Review

    Very nice pub in the heart of Canary Wharf, reasonably priced as you would expect from the Wetherspoons pub chain. The Ledger Building is where all the records of the docks were kept in its hayday. Also check out the old black & white photographs of the area

    • Qype User guinne…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    4.0 star rating
    2/7/2013

    Good pub, good staff! Always friendly, clean and tidy. You can take measure of a pub by it's toilets  and they've got this sussed. If only they were a little closer to Canary Wharf (rather than tucked away on the corner of the docks) it would be a middle of the night (rather than start/occasionally end of the trail) place to drink!

    • Qype User YourAc…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 8 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    1/1/2010

    A recent refit has improved this pub greatly from the previous dire interior that did the beautiful building a disservice. Food is cheap and you get what you pay for. A large selection of average or below average lagers on tap. The one good beer was sold out when I visited. Maybe there's a message there, more guest beers on tap.

  • 1.0 star rating
    13/6/2012

    Fine in the day time but not great after 6pm when the toilets are full of people doing coke. Not a nice place. But when is a weather spoons ever nice.

    • Qype User davyld…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 5 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    23/11/2008

    If your are looking for the cheapest bar in West India Quay then this is it which is just what you would expect from a wspoons pub. Gets pretty busy midweek evenings with all the wharfers it feels much more relaxed and much queiter at the weekends. Food is cheap, yummy generous size portions and is quite quick to arrive.

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