Porterhouse | Covent Garden, Greater London
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Porterhouse
Good based on 63 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: Theydon_Bois (3) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 180


Porterhouse

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Beer Available At Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse Plain Porter 81, Porterhouse Red Ale 48, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 84, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout 95, Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale 71, Porterhouse Chiller 9, Porterhouse The Devilís Half Acre 85, Porterhouse Dublin Red , Porterhouse Hop Head 85, Porterhouse Bock , Porterhouse Old Glory Bruin
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63 reviews for Porterhouse
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  59%
 Selection  70%
 Food  66%
 Value  62%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  71%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine  (779) 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (770) The íSham, England | January 1, 2013
Many visits over the years, largely pre 2009 íbefore we got it good in London.comí but popped by on a busy Thursday evening in Dec í12 as had a works function in the area. Love the interior here, whilst not ítradí 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, thatís one thing that doesnít 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 thoí, 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 ímainstreamí ish brewers. Bottle range is 100 plus and from all around the world. This looked semi - impressive 5 or so years ago, now itís tired and there arenít many beers youíd 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.
40
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
nate2g  (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | 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 ícold chilled to all buggery tasty lagerí and ímore shitty mass produced swill for those who enjoy the finer things in life - drink up morons! pilsenerí. 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.
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  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 Gardenís 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (638) 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 didnít have any food. Iíll visit here again.
38
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub  (524) Banbury, England | December 18, 2013
Dark and dingy and frankly dirty tourist pub near the market area. We were ítreatedí 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.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (510) 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 canít imagine itís 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.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
jackl  (448) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 12, 2013
This is a truly cavernous pub located a short distance from Covent Garden and the Strand. Thereís plenty of nooks (or alcoves?) to seat yourself in. The service was merely acceptable on my visit. The staff clearly donít care a great deal about the product. The selection included 8 or so Porterhouse beers. There were a couple of mediocre guest casks. Thereís a large bottle selection, though I didnít spy anything particularly interesting on offer. Unfortunately, the quality of the Porterhouse beers wasnít great. The valueís acceptable given the mega-touristy location. Overall, I wouldnít be upset if I never came here again. Londonís too good a drinking city to bother with this place.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rune  (432) TromsÝ, 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 (ďkick-offĒ to GBBF, 05.08.2008)
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (424) Croydon, England | June 18, 2011
I last visited on a Friday night, which probably wasnít 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.

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