Porterhouse | Covent Garden, Greater London
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Porterhouse
Exceptional based on 62 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

21/22 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
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 (2) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 180


Porterhouse

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Beer Available At Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Porterhouse The Devilís Half Acre 80, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 85, Porterhouse Dublin Red , Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse Plain Porter 82, Porterhouse Hop Head 85, Porterhouse Bock , Porterhouse Old Glory Bruin , Porterhouse Red Ale 48, Boon Framboise 94, Porterhouse Pale Face , Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Porterhouse Celebration Stout (2010-) 95
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62 reviews for Porterhouse
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  59%
 Selection  70%
 Food  66%
 Value  62%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  71%
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42
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
KnutAlbert  (300) Oslo, Norway | December 4, 2006| Updated April 22, 2008
Very pricey, and very much made to look like a brewpub, which it isnít. 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!
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup  (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | September 16, 2006
Rated on a relaxed Sunday afternoon with live music. This is definately not as partylike as on the Friday and Saturday nights Iíve visited earlier. Thereís 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
PorterCall  (10) (Formerly UK), Denmark | February 10, 2006
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 thatís central London. A great place to meet up if you fancy a high tempo night.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime  (46) London, England | August 31, 2005| Updated June 12, 2011
Not really used to having table service in Britain. Itís touristy. The beer is decent, not amazing though.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
argo0  (216) Washington DC | August 25, 2005
Their beers are mostly mediocre, but they also have lots of other brewersí beers, many of which are great. Still, not really my type of hangout -- seems too loud and trendy.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) 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.
54
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
YogiBeera  (121) New Jersey | February 7, 2005| Updated January 31, 2006
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.
44
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork  (78) Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, England | November 11, 2004
Typical Covent Garden theme pub full of noisy yuppies and tourists. Big selection of bottled beers - but youíd 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 itís served doesnít help. But youíll knock up several rates. And thatís all this place is worth. Iíve 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.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
pivo  (24) , Germany | October 22, 2004
&quo;Levels - itís all about levels&quo;. Theyíve got three of them with three bars to boot. More a brewpub experience for after-work yuppies peppered with Covent Garden tourists. Gotta report about my bad service experience: I immediately saw their sample tray and ordered it. The bartender promptly informed me that they didnít have all their own beers on tap. &quo;OK, just give me what you have,&quo; I said. &quo;Sorry, we can only sell the sample tray with all of our beers, &quo; he replied. &quo;Donít you think thatís a little silly?&quo;. &quo;Yes,&quo; he said &quo; but those are the rules. So I downed a few half pints at 1.50 GBP each and was done with it. Odd service regulations....Good to pick up a few quick rating and have a bite to eat if youíre in the area, but you donít need to make the pilgrimage there from far away.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey  (113) California | October 19, 2004
Irish brewpub, lively atmosphere, set on 3 levels. 9 housebrews available, ranging from average to pour. Big selection of bottles. Worth going if you want to get a few quick rates.

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