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Conveniently located near the Tate gallery, Morpeth Arms is ideal for a tasty pub meal after an afternoon’s sight seeing. They offer a fine choice of drinks including some popular real ales. Supposedly haunted so you may even see a ghost or two!

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By S.

The Morpeth Arms is a nice, unpretentious pub quite near the Tate. Good service and even though it gets busy it’s never crowded. I’d say the Morpeth Arms is well worth a visit.

By Maria C.

Great pub with great and friendly staff. Very chatty and welcoming. Only dissapointment is management. I asked one of the managers (blonde lady in her 40) about ghost cam, but she just turned away and left. Not happy at all. One of the staff members overheard conversation and answered my question. Worth going for atmosphere and great selection of drinks. Just hope you not gonna get management serving you as she was rude.

By Jack T.

Very disappointing food. We ordered a sausage sandwich which cost £5.40. It has to be the worst sandwich I have ever tasted. The sausage was dry and fried, the bread stale. The restaurant room was also covered in flies, and we had to clear the previous people's plates which were left on the next table for over 20 minutes. There is a lot of competition round here for pubs and restaurants, therefore the standard needs to improve, otherwise this will be another pub that will end up closing.

By L S.

Having recently moved in to the area The Morpeth was one of the first pubs I visited. Word of mouth around the area had encouraged me to visit. With so many characterless pubs in the area The Morpeth is totally different, abundant with character and charm. The friendly and welcoming staff have good knowledge of the real ales offered and were able to recommend wine too. The food is traditional British pub food and in particular I enjoyed the selection of bar snacks which were offered tapas style. The lunch offer at £6.50 seemed really good value. What I really love is the 'Ghost Cam' that is in the bar. A screen which is linked to the supposedly haunted cells below. My next visit will be for a birthday party I have booked in The Spying Room upstairs, which has a lovely lounge with views over the river Thames. I would definitely recommend The Morpeth, a great local pub with friendly staff, efficient service and a great atmosphere.

By Ben W.

A couple of doors down from the Tate Britain, the Morpeth Arms is a smart Young's pub which puts an equal emphasis on quality real ales and pub grub.

The Venue
The pub inhabits a corner at the end of a row of terraced houses, decorated very much in the simple style of many Young's pubs. There's one main bar room, where you can take your choice from sitting at high or normal tables or lounging at the bar. There are also a few additional seats at the rear of the pub for diners, plus considerable seating outside which can be popular particularly in the summer (although you can request snoods from behind the bar at no cost if it's chilly).

The Atmosphere
The clientele is said to be made up largely of workers from a certain government intelligence building nearby – we can't comment on that for reasons of national security, but can confirm that most customers are well-heeled and smartly dressed, although evidently also letting their metaphorical hair down after a hard day's work. It's at its most crowded immediately after office hours during the middle of the week, when the atmosphere is certainly lively if not rowdy and you may have to stand.

The Food
In recent years the kitchen has expanded from the days when it had just two or three cut price dishes on offer, and now boasts a 20-plus item menu of pub grub favourites from an excellent beer battered fish and chips to steak and kidney, chicken and vegetable pies and platters to share. The portions are certainly not stingy, but ultimately it's the quality and tastiness of the ingredients that justifies the slightly inflated price tag - expect to pay around £10 for a main course. For those with a sweet tooth there's a choice of a handful of desserts, from a selection of ice creams to warm chocolate brownie and sticky toffee pudding at just under £4. The service is excellent - unless you're bothered by staff regularly checking that all is well - and you'll never have to wait more than 20 minutes for your order even when it's at full capacity.

The Drink
The usual excellent array of Young's beers, as fresh and well kept as you'd expect from the Young's name, plus Peroni, Kronenbourg etc for the lager drinkers. There's also a better choice of spirits than most of its competitors in the area and a long wine/champagne list as befits its upmarket punters. Prices are definitely at the top end of the pub market, with most beers/ciders approaching the £4 a pint mark, but for this relatively posh part of central London they're definitely not excessive.

The Last Word
You may have to dig a little - but only a little - deeper in your pockets than you're expecting to enjoy the full Morpeth Arms experience, but what you get for your (extra) buck is definitely a cut above most of the local competition.

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