England > Greater London > Covent Garden
Beer Available At Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
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
nramsburg (15) New York, New York | January 16, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent beer. I particularly liked the Celebration and the Plain, but the ambiance (i-banker types) is a hassle. The bottled beer selection is nice and the building is fairly well set up, but, nonetheless, it becomes quite loud and filled with americans and the like. If you go, be sure to try the sampler tray of beers.
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | December 17, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Very busy on the Friday night. Large selection of beers in the fridge, their own beers are OK without being anything special. Not my type of place, but popular.
KnutAlbert (315) Oslo, Norway | December 4, 2006| Updated April 22, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Very pricey, and very much made to look like a brewpub, which it isn’t. Some of their own brews are fine, but when they rant in their price list against big brewers, they should get their act together and get good imports instead of lagers from around the globe.
This type of bar is fine in Dublin, where the competition is next to nothing, but is not good enough for London!
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | September 16, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Rated on a relaxed Sunday afternoon with live music. This is definately not as partylike as on the Friday and Saturday nights I’ve visited earlier. There’s usually 9 of their own beers on tap, and they are from bad to really good. And then they have a great selection of international lagers, so if You collect countries, this is a good place to get some ticks. The place is huge and a typical modern pub like interior. The service is OK.
PorterCall (10) (Formerly UK), Denmark | February 10, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice to have such a pub in the West End that has a great selection of beers, sample tray is great. A huge place on 3 levels with very loud live music. Not cheap but that’s central London. A great place to meet up if you fancy a high tempo night.
kwik-lime (51) London, England | August 31, 2005| Updated June 12, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not really used to having table service in Britain. It’s touristy. The beer is decent, not amazing though.
argo0 (230) Washington DC | August 25, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Their beers are mostly mediocre, but they also have lots of other brewers’ beers, many of which are great. Still, not really my type of hangout -- seems too loud and trendy.
JoeMcPhee (528) 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.
YogiBeera (121) New Jersey | February 7, 2005| Updated January 31, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
There with Joe T and pivo. Nice enterior, crowd was also ok as it was in the middle of the day on a saturday. It took like hours to get something to drink - you could swing a cat without hitting a barkeeper :-) One of their beers - marked as always there, was missing. The beer is not top notch.
RERATE: London Jan. 2006 with Chris_O, Kook, harrisoni and pivo. This gives me more and more the feeling of a sporsbar. The beers are interesting, but all in all not that good. Good bar for some ratings, but if you miss it you have not missed much.
SilkTork (88) Southampton, United Kingdom, England | November 11, 2004
44 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Typical Covent Garden theme pub full of noisy yuppies and tourists. Big selection of bottled beers - but you’d be better off going to The Beer Shop or Borough Market. The bottles will be cheaper, and you can drink them in the comfort (and quiet) of your own home. Best thing to do here is order all three sample trays and find a table (if you can - upstairs is the best place to look). The beer aint great, and the way it’s served doesn’t help. But you’ll knock up several rates. And that’s all this place is worth. I’ve been here several times and never felt comfortable. This is not a typical British pub - but, for good or bad, there seem to be an increasing number of these trendy theme pubs opening up in Britain.
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