Sam Smiths controversially gave this pub back its original name in June 2011. The nearest pub to Westminster Cathedral, popular with locals and business people, it had been the Cardinal for many years, commemorating Westminster’s nineteenth century Cardin
Very tastefully refurbished, it has several separate impressively screened drinking areas, a comfortable lounge to the rear and an attractive upstairs room occasionally hired out for functions. Two fine lanterns enhance the entrances. No food on Sundays. No children admitted.
Patrons should note that there is a strict "no swearing" policy in Samuel Smith's establishments. Also by decision of the brewery owner, customers may not use mobile phones, laptops or similar inside the pub; tablets and iPads are prohibited inside or outside. The brewery's policy is that its pubs are for social conversation person to person.