Lyric | Soho, Greater London
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Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

37 Great Windmill Street
Soho, Greater London England W1D7LU [ print map ]

Mayor: Scopey (32) | Taps: 19 |


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Beer Available At Lyric (arranged by most recent)
Camden Town Flue Faker 41, Brass Castle Bad Kitty 75, Redwillow Peerless 40, Orchard Pig Still Medium Cider (Draught) (6.5%) , Kings Evolution Warrior , Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%) 47, Bespoke Saved By The Bell 31, Gadds No 7 47, Teignworthy Winter Daze , Harbour Pale Ale No. 5 86, Summer Wine Piha , East London Jamboree 49, Magic Rock The Stooge 86, Kings Evolution Northern Lights , Salisbury A Wynterís Ale , Redwell / London Fields Rye Pale Ale , Derventio Barbarian 34, Arbor Tasmanian Devil 72, Wild Beer Evolver IPA 89, Harbour Oatmeal Stout
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12 reviews for Lyric
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  76%
 Selection  76%
 Food  77%
 Value  69%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (559) London, England | March 17, 2014
A solid venue in absolute terms but, on relatively speaking, this place is the best in its neighbourhood. They have a good range of beers on both cask and keg in addition to bottles. Itís a nice mix of modern craft and more traditional. The beers can be a touch pricey but this place has a frequent buyer card whereby after you purchase nine pints you get one free. In terms of ambiance itís decent enough. Can get pretty rammed since this pub is in Soho, one of the most crowded areas of London. A really good local option.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil  (27) Portsmouth/London, England | March 6, 2014
Tiny little pub but so wonderfully in keeping with its Victorian facade. If you want to fully experience the Lyric visit twice, once at a weekday lunch when itís empty to enjoy the surroundings and then after work on Thurs/Fri when you can barely move inside and stand outside. Great selection and changing all the time, the best bar in Soho.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir  (60) Uppsala, Sweden | March 3, 2014
Nice back street pub a couple of minutes from Piccadilly. Very nice selection of local taps and casks. Staff was nice and helpful. Big plus for the possibility of sitting in front of the open fire
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe  (1112) Hebden Bridge, England | January 24, 2014
First frequented this pub a number of times in the early to mid 2000ís as it was across the other side of Piccadilly to where I worked and never got to sit down in it once as it was always busy in the evenings. If you do get to see this pub in all its glory itís a lovely small back-street place where seedy Soho begins and the ale selection is much improved.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak  (92) Aarhus, Denmark | December 10, 2013
Redecorated pub with very nice tap and cask selection. Friendly staff and nice beer knowledge
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust  (7) , England | October 13, 2013
Great addition to the central London beer scene, with a constantly changing selection of cask and keg (with a couple of regular kegs). Have always found something good in here - whether itís some new beers, or favourites that you donít often see in London. Condition has always been good in my experience, and staff are friendly and keen to serve quickly. Can get very packed on weekend evenings but for the time being there is space to stand in the alley beside the pub - they serve in plastic glasses if you are going to stand outside. Only downside is that prices are a little on the high side, even for ístandardí beers. But still definitely worth a visit if youíre in the middle of town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor  (139) Perth, Australia | October 10, 2013| Updated February 25, 2014
Much quieter than the Coffee House down the road. Selection is just as good if not better as well. Service was friendly and efficient which I like. Very easy place to pop in and out of in one drink. Great central location and prices reflect that. Will definitely pop back when in the area next
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (359) Croydon, England | July 23, 2013
I frequent Lyric due to its rather brilliant location in the beer desert that once was Soho. It is a pseudo-refurb of a smallish Victorian boozer located just off Shaftsbury Av. On draft they have 8 Casks and 10 Kegs from microbreweries across the UK. There are no real permanent fixtures other than Camden and Brooklyn Lager on the Keg line. Examples of breweries on offer: Wild Beer Co, Dark Star, Titanic, Alpha State, Tempest etc. There is also a solid selection of bottles from Kernel, Pressure Drop, Rocky head and such like. They do a loyalty card so if you drink 9 pints (or 18 halves) you get a pint free Ė bonus! Food is better than your standard pub fare and they do pretty cheap lunch deals also. Itís great for a visit during the day but gets busy quickly at night. Thankfully there is decent space to stand outside at the side entrance. AnywayÖ. Lyric is a great addition to Central (touristy) London nonetheless.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
b727trijet  (263) Isleworth, England | June 20, 2013
A nice laid back bar with a fair selection of interesting ales. Also has interesting bottles of beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (321) Charlottesville, Virginia | May 10, 2013
Fantastic location. Sohoís been crying out for better pubs, so this place is a most welcomed addition to the area. The Lyricís a pretty cramped space. Thereís maybe room for 40 punters. The barís only ílightlyí refurbished, and it almost reminds me of a place like the Cock Tavern. Thereís about 6-8 cask options available plus a further 10 on keg. Camden Hells and Titanic Stout seem to be the only permanent beers. The options are reasonable, approachable. On my visit I tried a decent one-off mild from Windsor & Eton as well as a limon pale ale from Harbour. The bottles focus mainly on local breweries (Kernel, Pressure Drop, Rocky Head). Surprisingly, thereís a full food menu available. I didnít eat, but the Lyricís sister pub does excellent food, so I hope this place is similar. Prices were quite reasonable for Zone 1 London. Overall, a strong option for when youíre in the area. Between this place and the Old Coffee House, Soho doesnít seem so dire anymore...

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