The Williams Ale & Cider House

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The Williams is a lil’ East London boozer, tucked between the busy City & the artistic Spitalfields. Priding ourselves on our extensive ale & cider collection – with 14 handpumps or gravity pulled ale & cider – as well as a menu of traditional British food & a jazzy atmosphere.
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HS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff were very helpful and the food was outstanding, it was definitely value for money and this was our 4th visit and we will definitely be returning.

d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the pies here - a really nice quiet pub perfect for a Sunday afternoon lunch.

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed spending my sunday at this pub. Will come back.
Gyte was super helpful and food arrived quickly

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice selection of ciders for tasting. The meals were really good as well. We had the Mexican salad and the steak pie. Nice place, good ambience for lunch.

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited on a Wednesday evening. Very busy and glad we pre booked. Staff were efficient and the food good. Not sure about the duct tape on our bench seat though. Noise levels at about 21.00 prompted our leaving as conversation was proving difficult. Overall though, a pretty nice visit

MS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Easy to get a drink. Large selection. Fantastic staff :)

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar tucked away near Spitalfields market. Accommodated our group booking for the rugby. Will visit again even if just for the pulled pork nachos!

E
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We arrived on a buys evening - the pub was packed and we had to wait a while for the customers who had sat at our table to move. ( there was a sign saying it was reserved from 6pm) There was one chair short which took about 20 minutes to sort out and there was a long que at the bar for food and drink order. It was also swelteringly hot. The food arrived promptly but the burgers we ordered were a little on the dry side and not big portions considering the cost. An all round disappointment.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was too salty but great service and cider.

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Great selection of drinks, and a good atmosphere, but the pub is too loud to be able to dine in. I think more staff are needed on the bar as service can be quite slow.

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately we arrived at 10pm and by the time we ordered drinks and went to a table, we were told that the kitchen was already closed.
Great selection of beers and ciders though !

JM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there on a Sunday evening and it was very quiet with only a few tables filled. The staff was very friendly, food was quick and tasty. Very cozy!

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great Fuller's pub. Busy city crowd on a Thursday.

SM
London
92 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very conveniently placed between Liverpool St station and Spitalfields market, it was crowded with after work drinkers, but once seated in the restaurant area, it was much quieter and easy to chat. The Steak & Ale pie was a big proper pie! They have a good selection of ever changing Ciders and some good Gins. The service was casual, with just the right level of attentive. One to remember when in the area.

SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Enjoyable couple of hours, staff were friendly. Food was very average but OK. Good choice of beer. Wouldn’t recommend for proper lunch but good meeting place for friends.

JL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a couple of enjoyable hours with a couple of friends. Beer was good, with a wide choice of real ales. We all had burgers, which were tasty, if a little over priced for what you got (but that's London prices for you!!), and the chips were very salty! Bar staff friendly and attentive. The only downside was being harassed by a guy who had 'over-indulged'!!

TB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for lunch 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Station. Excellent choice of beers and a decent menu at reasonable 'non-City' prices. I booked ahead and secured a booth. The staff were very attentive and friendly. This has become my regular meeting place when I venture into the City.

h
London
29 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

No point booking a table as despite me receiving an email confirmation from open table the bar staff said they knew nothing about the reservation, that it was just through a third party website and no table was ready!! They said sorry but they couldn’t throw someone off a table. I expressed disappointment as I had travelled quite far to take my boyfriend to this place as he likes cider. Staff were unhelpful. Luckily managed to find myself a table and stayed for good. Was all ok in the end, just terrible customer service.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff who were organised and on top of our booking requirements.
The food was on time and really good, everyone enjoyed their meal. The choice of ales too pleased the group.
All round, a winner !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2017
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Great beer, helpful staff, great surroundings, some original features but food well below standard. Just poor presentation and quality

CS
London
103 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

booked a table for 4, food was ok. bar mainly geared up for drinkers not a foodie place. all ok though.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Great staff and range of cider and ales. A great find and also they show live sport.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Busy pub in a central location just 5 or so minutes walk to Liverpool Street station. Excellent range of beers, tastings offered. Food was good pub grub, I had a burger which arrived quickly and was very tasty. Recommend for groups and you can book a table.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Proper London pub, nice atmosphere for a drink and bite to eat. Can get a bit crowded so need to book.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent for meal in London, good selection of ales and ciders to complement.

ED
London
91 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent pub and restaurant venue close to Broadgate in the City of London. Great choice of wines and beers, and great food to match. classic pub ambiance.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good pub food, excellent range of real ales and excellent service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great lunch with my pals for my post 50th birthday celebrations and to celebrate of our friendship of 30years plus.
The staff were very attentive during our lunch and created a lovely ambience .
Jade and the team arranged everything before hand for our day to go as planned ,a great girls lunch lots of fun and laughter.
I would highly recommend Williams wine and ale house to friends and family.

m
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Upon arrival, I was told that we would have waitress service and my first drinks order was taken at the table. But after that, I had to go to the bar to order more drinks and food as the waiting staff didn't appear again until they brought the food out. The food was ok, average pub food - reasonably priced.
Best thing was the selection of beers and ales and proximity to LVP station which is why we booked in the first place.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We booked this to meet friends near Liverpool St station, and although the beer is EXCELLENT and the service very attentive, the meal was adequate only. Not hugely inspiring, not great quality, not good value and took a long time to come. They did have a new chef, but on our meal there's no way I could recommend this place to others.

SE
London
71 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue - proper pub with great ale and beer selection and good pub grub. Generous portions and lovely pies - sharing starters very good, fresh and flavourful ... Great evening had and look forward to returning soon!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table booked for dinner at 6pm on a Saturday night and when we arrived it was ready and waiting for us. This was the first time that I had been to this pub and I was glad that it had a proper pub feel to it rather than joining the raft of gastropubs that seem to be everywhere. There were an excellent selection of beers and ales and the bar staff were exceptional with service throughout the entire night. The food was well priced and delicious. I had the fish and chips, and the rest of my group had the beef burger. There was also live music on while we were there (a guitarist and singer) and only added to the atmosphere in the pub. Thanks to all the staff! I will definitely be back in for a beer the next time I'm by Liverpool St.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked a table for 8 of us to celebrate my husband's birthday , we arrived to a great corner table being reserved for us with balloons (did ask for these as a special request). The staff were very friendly and the food was yummy, we chose lots of the small dish options to share.
Would defo recommend this place and will be coming back.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Couldn't hear ourselves think never mind catch up with friends.
Wouldn't recommend for eating.
Shame because menu looked fab...really disappointing.
Shouldn't pretend to be a place to eat online as just a con.
Wasted our time. Still went to Canteen nearby which was fab.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Booked for birthday drinks and had a great time. Good selection of drinks and food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Service was very friendly, beer selection and quality is excellent, food was good and good value, pub was very busy and crowded and noisy (it was a Wednesday).

I would return, but only with the right group. I was there to catch up with friends, but it was a bit too noisy and crowded, we went to another pub round the corner after we'd eaten.

S
London
25 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere. Definitely recommend it!

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were really helpful and service was superb. good selection of well kept beer / ale on tap and great wines. The menu had plenty of choice, and the plates we ordered were delish!

c
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

great pub for drinks and sharing platters. good selection of ales on tap.

s
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2014
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It took absolutely ages to be served. We kept being told 5mins and it took almost an hour which was our entire lunch break!