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3 November 2009

Drink at the Speaker

Westminster suffers from a dearth of truly lovely pubs, but the Speaker bucks that trend with style, tucked away as it is on Great Peter Street not far from Parliament and Westminster Abbey, in the heart of civil-servant-land.

Named after that small chap who sits at the front of the MPs and says "Order, Order", the Speaker is a good ales pub, with friendly staff and a good atmosphere. This is a traditional place, with no music, big screen sports or shouty lager kids. It's also, like so much of the area, only open weekdays, from noon until closing, with very rare weekend openings for special events and festivals.

All said, it's a pleasant spot if you're looking for a drink in the area. They also have a very limited sandwich menu at lunchtimes. For more information, click here.

^Picture by Kevin Gordon^