Porterhouse | Covent Garden, Greater London
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Porterhouse
Good based on 64 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

21 - 22 Maiden Lane,
Covent Garden, Greater London England WC2E 7NA [ print map ]
020 7379 7917

porterhousebrewco.com

Hours: M-S 11-11, SUN 12-10.30


Mayor: altonbrownd (2) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 180


Porterhouse

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Beer Available At Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Greene King Abbot Ale (Filtered) 45, Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 68, Porterhouse Red Ale 47, Porterhouse The Devil’s Half Acre 89, Porterhouse Louder 75, Porterhouse Plain Porter 79, Porterhouse Hop Head 81, Porterhouse Kolsch , Porterhouse Dublin Pale 40, Porterhouse Temple Brau 18, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 94, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 82, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout 93, Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale 69, Porterhouse Chiller 8
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64 reviews for Porterhouse
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  60%
 Selection  70%
 Food  66%
 Value  62%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  71%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
nate2g  (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | June 25, 2010
A taproom for the Dublin based Porterhouse beers. The star here is the Oyster Stout, with the remaining taps filled with crap such as ’cold chilled to all buggery tasty lager’ and ’more shitty mass produced swill for those who enjoy the finer things in life - drink up morons! pilsener’. Beers are expensive and food is more painfully so. A pub at the bottom of my list of places to visit in London. Save the pennies and hit up the Harp down the road for a genuine pub experience.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | January 1, 2013
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.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine  (822) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 29, 2010
Huge interior and large outdoor patio (with lime green chairs). Good place to meet with a large group but otherwise uninspiring. Same with the beers.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (726) London, England | October 5, 2010
Solid spot. Has lots of the Porterhouse beers on draught, along with a good bottle selection. There is tons of seating space. The decor is pretty nice, although it is a bummer that they decorate with full bottles of beer. There are some AWESOME bottles of very, very old beer just sitting in glass cases. Prices are decent. I didn’t have any food. I’ll visit here again.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 9, 2007
A big Porterhouse outlet in the very popular neighborhood of the Covent Garden’s market. They have many of their own beers which is the reason why you should visit, but I must say none of them was of any interest to me, being generally weaker than the rest of the English ales in quality. Considerable selection of bottled beers/imports, but you can probably find those bottles in a cosier and cheaper pub.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub  (656) Banbury, England | December 18, 2013
Dark and dingy and frankly dirty tourist pub near the market area. We were ’treated’ to rude service while we tried to choose our beers. The beers were in poor condition. No way will I be going back to this awful place again.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
jackl  (546) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 12, 2013
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.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 28, 2005
My last stop while in London... similar to the Porterhouse in Dublin, but not quite as nice. Was deserted when I was here, but I can’t imagine it’s like that all the time. One guest tap (sadly it was Fruli when I was there) and their other brews plus some standard macros. There are definitely better places in London than this.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (504) Croydon, England | June 18, 2011
I last visited on a Friday night, which probably wasn’t the best idea. The Porterhouse is large, busy and nosy Irish bar located in Covent Garden. On the upside they have a wide selection of their own beers on draft (I like the Wrasslers XXXX), as well as a fairly wide bottled selection, which includes solid Belgian brews such as Orval and Rochefort 10. They serve their draft beer perhaps a bit too cold for my liking. They also have live music most nights if that floats you boat.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rune  (490) Tromsø, Norway | August 22, 2008
Welcome to real ale Disneyland! Nothing less than three sample trays, each with three ales plus a seasonal one. In addition to their own draught lagers, stouts and ales there is a quite impressive international bottle menu. Delicious food the Porterhouse Frying Pan is highly recommendable. Decent service and cosy atmosphere. Best time for sampling beers should be in the afternoon before it gets too busy and crowded (“kick-off” to GBBF, 05.08.2008)

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