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Tom Cribb is a bustling pub on Panton Street, attracting a mixed crowds of locals and visitors to the area.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 23:00




12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 21:30

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Tom Cribb reviews

By Andrew M.

The Tom Cribb is an old skool no-nonsense boozer run by a gentleman by the name of Michael, whom has been a publican in the West End for over twenty years, so you'd be right to assume that this pub is run like clockwork.The pub has many regulars and is small so space quickly goes. Nice to find a proper pub near Leicester Square, not an area noted for quality drinking establishments - the Tom Cribb certainly is a suprise!

By Neil F.

A brilliant little boozer in a prime location, run by friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are by no means regulars, yet when one of our party left their scarf behind at closing time one evening, a member of the bar staff chased us halfway to Charing Cross Road to give it back, apparently with no agenda other than just being nice. It's a sign of the quality of the place that even the reviewer who couldn't get served managed to give it three stars........

By Jaysus B.

This soulless central London pub refused to serve anyone who had marched against the government's ideological assault on the public sector on 26/3/11. We arrived at 3p. M., sober, well-dressed and orderly (and long before a small minority began causing trouble in other parts of the city) and were told by a particularly charmless bar maid to go away. Principled and decent people will know to take their business elsewhere

By Nicko H.

When I worked in Theatreland I used Tom Cribb and it was run by an Irish landlady called Josie and it was amazing then. Standing room only and a laugh a minute. It was one of Bass Taverns then don't know what it is now but I remember it was not a place you go to for food although they did do an amazing salt beef doorstep sandwich. Patrons were suits, theatre workers, actors, passing trade and some locals believe it or not. Oozing with character. No idea who Michael is but if he runs the ship like previous landlady he must be doing a great job! Well worth a pint!

By Knight H.

This tiny pub, located a stone's throw from Leicester Square, should perhaps be called the Tom Thumb, so diminutive is its size.

The Venue
What you see is what you get at Tom Cribb. There is one tiny little room with a bar in the middle and the ladies and gents open right onto the main bar area. Seating around only two sides means there aren't many places to perch and even fewer to stand. Still, it does have charm with wooden pillars on the bar and nice period reproduction light fixtures. A motley collection of black and white photos decorate what little wall space there is, showcasing images of boxers including legendary boxer Tom Cribb, who the pub is named after. A flat screen TV showcases rugby games and, of course, boxing but this is a football free zone.

The Atmosphere
Cosy, warm, and snug are a few adjectives to describe little Tom Cribb. It appears to be populated by those 'in the know' rather than tourists, which is nice in this area of London usually populated by party animals and sightseers. It’s also usually packed right up until last orders.

The Drink
There’s a good selection of draught lager at Tom Cribb, including Asahi, Holsten and Oranjeboom. Several fine ales are also available such as Master Brew and Spitfire plus bottled beers and spirits. There is a limited selection of red and white wines (as you’d expect from a pub of this nature and stature) by the glass and bottle, including bottles from Australia, Italy and Chile. Best of all, the prices here are reasonable (starting at £3 a pint) especially given the hiked up cost of a pint at many of its neighbours.

The Last Word
Little Tom Cribb is cute – it’s a buzzy little spot to bring friends to if you’re looking to avoid the usual tourist hotspots. It’s the kind of long-lost little pub that back in the day used to dot practically every street in London.

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