Old Nick20-22 Sandland Street
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A spacious and smartly presented back street pub on street level. Traditional, Victorian-style décor – lots of dark wood panelling; wooden floor; dark red and cream paintwork; embossed walls; etched-effect and mirrored glass; framed pictures with local and legal themes; chandeliers. An open-plan, island bar is surrounded by partitioned areas and some intimate, cosy booths to one side with a quiet, separated area at back where music is hardly audible, otherwise recorded music throughout. Assorted wood tables, chairs and benches, some upholstered. The name alludes to the pub being reputedly on site of an old police station, some framed shackles have been found in the cellar. TV screens with FreeView channels. Full disabled facilities. Tube – Holborn, Chancery Lane. Formerly The Three Cups run by Young's, the current design and furnishings were installed by Hall and Woodhouse when they took over. Available for hire on selected weekends.