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Samuel Smith's pub in [[Locale Fitzrovia|Fitzrovia]].
Samuel Smith's pub.
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Tables set up in areas divided by shallow partitions, with banquette seating, surround the central bar area in this dark but atmospheric pub, which retains its remarkable stained-glass windows depicting various sporting champions of the era when it was built. The upstairs opens at 5:30pm and there are nice big corner tables with comfy chairs so very good for meeting people post-work and securing a big space.

This is a good pub for lunch during office hours, if the Sam Smith's menu appeals. Food is served noon-2:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm Monday to Thursday, and noon-2:30pm Friday and Saturday.

[[Bec]] comments in 2010: I go here often and it's never too crowded. I find a big bowl of chips is enough for two people. Though the lime & soda isn't as cheap as most Sam Smith's charge - usually it's an arbitrary 40p or something but once I was charged £2 - that was only once though.

See also:
* [https://boakandbailey.com/2020/09/the-champion-fitzrovia-a-victorian-fantasy/ Boak and Bailey's article on the history of the pub]
* [
http://www.peterberthoud.co.uk/blog/03032018110405-champion-the-wonder-pub/ Peter Berthoud's article on the stained-glass windows (with photos)]
* [http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub1035.php Fancyapint review]
* [http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2010/01/the-ft-top-25-pubs-of-the-00s-no-9-the-champion-wells-street-wc1/ Freaky Trigger review]
* [http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubreviews/22207/ Pubs Galore comments]
* [http://www.
beerintheevening.com/pubs/comments.shtml/5059/ Beer In The Evening comments]
* [https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/the-champion-london-2 Yelp comments]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20080410113148/http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/11689.html Time Out review]

<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Ewan]] and work colleagues, September 2011. Opening hours and food times taken from Time Out website, April 2008.</div>

* [http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/comments.shtml/5059/ Beer in the Evening comments]
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category='Pub Food,Pubs,Samuel Smith's'
category='Pubs,Samuel Smith's'
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hours_text='11:30am-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
locale='Fitzrovia,Oxford Street,W1'
locale='Fitzrovia,Oxford Street,Soho,W1'
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opening_hours_text='11:30am-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun'
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phone='020 7323 1228'
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Samuel Smith's pub.

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