Randomness Guide to London - Differences between Version 21 and Version 5 of Finch's, EC2A 1AN

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[[Category Young's|Young's]] pub not far north of [[Moorgate Station]].
Decent enough Young's pub near Moorgate.
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It was previously known as the Master Gunner (see <a href="http://london.randomness.org.uk/wiki.cgi?id=Finch%27s%2C_EC2A_1AN&version=18">earlier version of this page</a> for more details), but was refurbished and renamed to Finch's in 2014.
Relatively crowded early on a Friday evening. The sausage platter is okay. The beer was drinkable. Had Special, Ordinary and Bombardier on tap.
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Today, the pub stretches back a fair way from the street entrance, with the bar along one wall and the rest of the space broken up by pillars and glass-and-metal room dividers. The floor is wooden throughout, and exposed brickwork adds interest.
Food is served noon-10pm Monday to Friday.
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It opens out a bit more towards the back, where large windows let in the natural light that's mostly absent in the other areas of the pub. A square of flooring here is painted in an abstract design which alongside the windows, room dividers, and distressed hoop-backed wooden chairs gives it almost the feel of a summerhouse. In the basement is a bookable function room known as Henry's Den.

[[Kake]] visited on a Tuesday morning in September 2017. There were just a couple of other customers when I arrived around 9:15am. Music was playing, not too loud. Three of the five handpumps were clipped for Young's Bitter, Young's London Gold, and Belleville Calif-Oregon Amber, with Young's Special and Southwark LPA marked as coming soon.

From the breakfast menu, I chose the kale, spinach, and chilli pancakes with bacon and poached eggs (&pound;9.50) <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/36893057592/ photo]</small>. The pancakes had a undercooked, gluey texture, and the promised chilli seemed to be entirely absent. The eggs had properly runny yolks, but unfortunately also a rather too high proportion of completely uncooked white. The bacon and watercress were fine.

A pot of English breakfast tea arrived weak as requested, with a bite-size piece of chocolate brownie on the edge of the saucer.

Child-friendliness: There's a pull-down nappy change table in the accessible toilet

Accessibility: A ramp to get in, then step-free to bar and seating (the dais that was here in its previous incarnation has been removed). There's a RADAR-locked accessible toilet on the level, with low sink and hand dryer but no grab rails or alarm cord.

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* [https://www.yelp.com/biz/finchs-bar-london Yelp comments]
* [https://whatpub.com/pubs/ELC/14764/ WhatPub entry]
* [http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/comments.shtml/8346/ Beer In The Evening comments]
* [http://fancyapint.com/pubs/pub409.html Fancy A Pint review]
* [http:
//www.youngs.co.uk/pub-detail.asp?PubID=426 Young's website]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], September 2017. Opening hours taken from Finch's website, September 2017.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Opening hours and food times taken from Young's website.</div>
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category='Accessible Toilet,Breakfast,Function Room,Pub Food,Pubs,Real Ale,Step-Free Access,Young's'
edit_type='Normal edit'
formatted_website_text='www.finchspub.co.uk/" class="external">finchspub.co.uk'
hours_text='Mon-Fri: 7am-11pm; Sat: 10am-11:30pm; Sun: closed'
category='Food Served Evenings,Food Served Lunchtimes,Pubs,Real Ale,Young's'
edit_type='Minor tidying'
formatted_website_text='themastergunner.co.uk/">http://themastergunner.co.uk/ '
hours_text='10am-11pm Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun'
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locale='EC2,Moorgate,St Luke's'
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opening_hours_text='Mon-Fri: 7am-11pm;
Sat: 10am-11:30pm; Sun: closed'
opening_hours_text='10am-11pm Mon-Fri;
closed Sat-Sun'
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summary='Young's pub near Moorgate, previously known as the Master Gunner.'
website='http://themastergunner.co.uk/' website='http://www.finchspub.co.uk/'
summary='Decent enough young's pub near Moorgate.'
website='http://themastergunner.co.uk/' website='http://www.finchspub.co.uk/'

Decent enough Young's pub near Moorgate.

Relatively crowded early on a Friday evening. The sausage platter is okay. The beer was drinkable. Had Special, Ordinary and Bombardier on tap.

Food is served noon-10pm Monday to Friday.

See also:

Opening hours and food times taken from Young's website.

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