England > Greater London > Covent Garden
Beer Available At Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Porterhouse Kolsch , Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 72, Porterhouse Dublin Pale 32, Porterhouse Temple Brau 18, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse Plain Porter 81, Porterhouse Red Ale 47, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 84, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout 95, Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale 72, Porterhouse Chiller 9, Porterhouse The Devil’s Half Acre 86, Porterhouse Dublin Red
Theydon_Bois (801) Tourist Town (West), 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.
Beershine (793) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 29, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
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.
nate2g (685) Boomtown!, Australia | June 25, 2010
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
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.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 9, 2007
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
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.
Leighton (654) London, England | October 5, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
imdownthepub (527) Banbury, England | December 18, 2013
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 5/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 28, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
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.
jackl (476) Charlottesville, Virginia | 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.
Scopey (457) Croydon, England | June 18, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Brugmansia (453) 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.
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