Visited on 16th Jan 2016. Popped in for a pint and a warm on a Saturday afternoon, hidden away just off Covent Garden this is a lovely old pub. Small rooom with dark wood panelling. Seats at a premium but did manage to get a couple after a short wait. Beer range was a decent selection of Fullers/Gales beers plus a guest from Sambrooks. Fridge was well stocked with Fullers bottles too. Service was decent, prices OK.
It’s not a beer destination but is a decent Fullers pub and handy for a quick refreshment stop whilst sampling the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden
Located in a quiet back street very close to the bustling Covent Garden. Since we came in early afternoon there were not many people inside. Traditional pub interior. Decent selection of Fullers beers, if I recall correctly there were 6 casks. Food was OK, nothing spectacular.
Full score på overall for denne puben som var hitchcock sin favoritt, og som er et must for alle beer hunters med sans for den engelske pubtradisjon. Og Fullers fra håndpumpe smaker nesten alltid sublimt.
Even before you get into this pub the setting makes it really atmospheric. The pub is sandwiched amongst dense buildings in the narrow cobble streets of old London town. There’s even an adjoining public alleyway running underneath the pubs upper level. Inside it not a disappointment and it is a well kept traditionally English pub which is densely packed with furniture and patrons given the lacks of space over two floors. There’s no outside area but on a busy night the patrons will spill out on to the streets which are barely used by vehicles in the evening. Fullers ales are served.
I have heard about this place and found my way through a alley with great expectations. Went in and thought it was closed first, since the pub was almost empty (I was early though). Ordered a pint from a nice barman who offered my tastings from 5 hand pumps, and sat down in a old historic pub. All seemed to be nice at that point. Then I was smelling a rather strange smell as earlier reviewers has pointed out. I went a bit disappointed.
The oldest tavern in Covent Garden. It’s a must see and try something local, maybe a seasonal, but looks pretty crappy and smells awful inside. But still acceptable for real beer lover :) Some restoration needed. Service is poor, but that’s UK, you have to take care for yourself.
In my opinion very over rated, beer is reasonable but not a great choice, pub is full of history and DIRT ! Its a shame, the staff are friendly enough and they do their best but i feel this could be so much better with some tlc.