England > Greater London > Covent Garden
Beer Available At Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Porterhouse Red Ale 49, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 85, Porterhouse Chiller 9, Porterhouse Celebration Stout (2010-) 95, Porterhouse Temple Brau 19, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 74, Porterhouse Vienna Dark Lager 43, Anchor Steam Beer 79, Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Porterhouse Plain Porter 85, Porterhouse Hop Head 87, Porterhouse Seasca Bliain , Wells Banana Bread Beer (Bottle) 42
Dorqui (123) Brescia, Italy | May 12, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice irish pub with mostly Porter House usualy avaible in other places. Wide rooms and cured furnishing, dark atmosphere inside, not much noisy. Quick staff and good service. Descreet place to sit inside and patio.
Brugmansia (256) Jylland, Denmark | April 19, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited several times. Huge multi storage pub, with cupper everywhere :-) very spacy, but at times very crowded. Cosy atmosphere with all the cupper deco and the empty bottles along the walls. The beers on tap are normally in good condtion. Food is great, the menu is traditionel pub food with a twist.
jackl (206) London, England | February 12, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
This is a truly cavernous pub located a short distance from Covent Garden and the Strand. There’s plenty of nooks (or alcoves?) to seat yourself in. The service was merely acceptable on my visit. The staff clearly don’t care a great deal about the product. The selection included 8 or so Porterhouse beers. There were a couple of mediocre guest casks. There’s a large bottle selection, though I didn’t spy anything particularly interesting on offer. Unfortunately, the quality of the Porterhouse beers wasn’t great. The value’s acceptable given the mega-touristy location. Overall, I wouldn’t be upset if I never came here again. London’s too good a drinking city to bother with this place.
Theydon_Bois (372) The ’Sham, England | January 1, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Many visits over the years, largely pre 2009 ’before we got it good in London.com’ but popped by on a busy Thursday evening in Dec ’12 as had a works function in the area.
Love the interior here, whilst not ’trad’ its a labrynth of floors and rooms with lots of wood, brass, copper, almost like wandering through a factory in the Victorian ages!
Place is always packed of an evening, that’s one thing that doesn’t seem to change.
There are a number of bars on the different levels, the first one you come to has the most extensive range, but you are likely to wait longer here as the crowds roll in from the street and rock up at the first bar. If you go to the top level there is a bar at the back on the left hand side where you can sometimes get served straight away or perhaps wait one turn. As touched on tho’, the range will be less than half the main bar holds.
Beer range is all the Porterhouse regulars plus a few cask lines from other ’mainstream’ ish brewers. Bottle range is 100 plus and from all around the world. This looked semi - impressive 5 or so years ago, now it’s tired and there aren’t many beers you’d want to choose from it!
Not a go to destination anymore (I think I would have classed it as such 5 to 10 years ago) but worth popping by if in the area.
Bryne (214) Bryne, Norway | November 21, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Porterhouse is a kind of a "superpub", which is capable to handle hundreds of guests a busy evening. Unlike other "superpubs" this Irish stronghold has both character and atmosphere. Porterhouse has some really good porters and stouts, but the lager beer selection is nothing to seek out. I visited early, came from the crowded The Harp, and Porterhouse seemd rather empty. It is not a place for lonely beer drinkers in broad daylight. Did not stay long. (Visited November16th 2012)
DanielBrown (210) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | October 23, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went here years ago. Lovely place (rather big), with some ’own brand’ beers on tap, plus selected quality beers. Probably (i.e. definitely) suffers in comparison to the best places in London these days, but back in the day was great and is still a quality location.
Sledutah (207) Utah | September 5, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is huge. Many different levels with private seating on some. Dark wood and copper though out the building. This place was packed on a Saturday night. 3 or 4 bars on different floors.
thepeter (22) London, England | August 29, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I am shocked I have not reviewed this place before. I have been here many times and met up with my old college roomate here the other day. A very cool looking place with copper piping almost everywhere, I once heard there was £2M worth of copper in the place but who knows. . . that sounds like a lot to me. The pub is separated into different floors and rooms which I am finding difficult to explain but can give it a very cozy feel if you find the right nook or a more social feel when you are in a more open area. It can get very packed on the weekends so I don’t go then. The beers are all kept rather well and being that they have mostly their own beers on tap they do a good job of making sure they are tip top, No cask here though which would be nice as I believe some of their beers would be GREAT on Cask. Service is pretty average, you always have to wait even if the place is empty and the staff are adequate enough. I have definitely had to ask for correct glassware on occasion though. Food is better than average but not by much. I don’t think I ever will go there again to just get food, but a snack with beer is nice enough. the value for the area is fine. This is the kind of place I find myself going with non beer geeks who are visiting and they all seem to like it.
jorge76 (55) , Italy | August 23, 2012| Updated September 9, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Doubtless a good place even if I prefer the dublin’s one , just for a simple reason .. In Dublin you have to fight for find something different than Guinness , in London you get ten times the choice ... So the porterhouse in London is just a normal place to go .. Very well located in Covent garden they brew some good beer like the. Plain porter or the seasonal truffle chocolate stout .. I had in there 2/3 times and the food was good but not crazy ..
SaintMatty (147) Uppsala, Sweden | April 22, 2012| Updated September 9, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good place to go to get the Porterhouse beers, but even though this is a spacious pub, it gets uncomfortably busy at night, so I advise people to go there earlier on.
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