England > Greater London > Covent Garden
wimpyjoe (1103) Hebden Bridge, England | July 16, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
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. Thereís 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. Thereís 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.
Bjarte1 (104) , Norway | March 27, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Kita (55) Koper , Slovenia | January 20, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
The oldest tavern in Covent Garden. Itís 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 thatís UK, you have to take care for yourself.
Aniela (47) GŲteborg, Sweden | September 27, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A genuine english old time pub! If you havenīt been here hurry up! :-)
beansoup (22) , | April 22, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Itís as old as it looks. Good beer and good food. Go upstairs (carefully) and you may find a place to sit.
wellinformed (10) , England | April 5, 2011
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
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.
picasso (4) , England | January 30, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great traditional pub in covent garden steeped in history
Nothing fancy,but a real drinkers pub,always worth a visit when in the area.
Vas (17) , New Zealand | December 7, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
Tucked away off Covent Garden. Lovely, historic but always impossibly crowded in my experience. Never stayed for more than one because I got sick of standing room only and being jostled by people squeezing through. Shame itís so crowded because it would be a great place to park up for a session but thatís London for you.
nate2g (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | June 21, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Busy location that sees a lot of traffic throughout the day. Not the most exciting range of beer - Hophead was nice but the rest were very ordinary beers. The staff are friendly and attentive though and not a bad pub to go for a pint.
trapez (28) Hilleroed, Denmark | February 16, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Cosy old pub. Around 20 to 30 brews on tap with some seasonals. Friendly staff. Very old interior.
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