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The Liberty Bounds (London)
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The Liberty Bounds (London)
Disadvantages: drunken city gents
Located right by the Tower of London and close to Tower Bridge, The Liberty Bounds is another excellent addition to Wetherspoon's fleet of pubs. Due to its location, tourists and visitors to London can indulge in copious amounts of booze before visiting historic landmarks of national pride.
The Liberty Bounds is right on the corner next to Tower Hill tube station and is split over two floors with a bar on both levels. The usual Wetherspoon décor is there - the same tables and chairs, the same carpet and pictures of the local area as it was.
I have been to The Liberty Bounds quite a number of times, but on our visit to London this weekend I thought we would give it another go. It was getting close to 10pm and I knew that it would be one of the only pubs in the area to still be serving food. We went upstairs as we entered the building, it was quite cold inside and loud. The main problem being some loud business types who were drinking copious amounts on an after work bender. Being a Friday many of the pubs were full of city types drinking quite a lot - in fact just around the corner in Leadenhall Market (where we discovered the entrance to Diagon Alley from Harry Potter) was like walking through Operation Panther in Afghanistan.
The service was fair, with quite a few beers 'off'. I settled for a John Smiths and we went for a chicken and chips and a chilli con carne. Both meals arrived quite quickly and were pretty rudimentary. No effort at all had gone into their presentation and looked like they had just been dumped on our plates. There were no people going around clearing empty glasses and the noise from downstairs was very loud and distracting. After finishing our meals we left quite quickly.
I have been to the Liberty Bounds before and it probably is much more inviting during the day or at weekends. As it was, we decided to eat right at the fag end of the day when the city workers were quite tanked up. I suppose we didn't really catch them at their best, but you would have thought a little quality control wouldn't have gone amiss.
Summary: Not their greatest hour
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