Truckles Wine Bar: "Great for summer drinking" Top 5 Page for this destination London Nightlife Tip by toonsarah
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Let me say first that this is not a great choice for beer drinkers, as you're restricted largely to bottled beer and not a wide selection of that. But if like me you enjoy a glass (or several!) of wine, then I would certainly recommend Truckles, especially for early evening drinking on a hot summer's day. The reason? There's a large courtyard, completely enclosed by attractive (largely) buildings, and therefore cut off from traffic fumes and noise. To sit here after work with a group of amenable colleagues and a couple of bottles of wine on the table is a very pleasant way in which to unwind. Add a bowl of tasty olives, and maybe some Mediterranean dips, and you could easily while away several hours - as I and my colleagues have done on occasion ;-) It's also become a popular spot for London VT meetings as these photos show.
In winter the interior is a better choice (unless you're a smoker) and it's pleasant enough there, especially if you can bag one of the squishy leather sofas, but it is in the summer that Truckles really comes into its own in my view.
The wine list is extensive, and spans a wide price range. And although I've written this as a "nightlife" tip, this is also a decent lunch spot, with tasty sandwiches and some more substantial offerings.
Dress Code: As it attracts a mainly business crowd, most people are fairly smartly dressed.
Address: Pied Bull Yard, London, WC1A
Directions: Not easy to find - look for a small alley off the western side of Bloomsbury Square, or eastern side of Bury Place. Nearest tube Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines)
Phone: 0871 2236139
Theme: Eating and Drinking
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