Old Red Cow | Smithfield, Greater London
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Old Red Cow
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

71/72 Long Lane, Smithfield
Smithfield, Greater London England EC1A 9EJ [ print map ]
0207 726 2595

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Hours: Mon-Thu: 12-11pm, Fri-Sat: 12-12am, Sun: 12-10:30pm

Mayor: daniele (1) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 35

Old Red Cow

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12 reviews for Old Red Cow
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  80%
 Selection  76%
 Food  85%
 Value  64%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
cbnz  (34) Berlin, Germany | April 6, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
IpaNorway  (12) , | February 15, 2015
A little and intim Place. We was only downstairs, it was full upstairs. Friendly staff, ok selection on tap. No Music in this Place. 12 on tap, cool bottle placing (unsure on the right English Word :)). Next time i will try the Food.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey  (135) Richmond, England | October 31, 2014
Bright and modern. A good option for a Ratebeerian and/or a ticker, as the selection is pretty good. 12 keg and 4 cask when I visited. However, the style and décor really isn’t my type of thing - it’s more of a small café with beer instead of tea. Although, I must admit, I did not look upstairs.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock  (430) , England | September 14, 2014
Really impressed with this place, stopped by on a sunny Friday (12th Sep 2014) just by chance while traversing around London looking for interesting sights and sounds. We stayed downstairs in the small, square room with the bar. Upstairs sounded busy and plenty of people came down as we drank a few beers during our little stay. Fronted by an Italian lad who was going back home having been in London for four months or so, he was very pleasant and a great asset to the pub. Four hand-pulls, three in use, twelve keg taps. Good basic ’pub grub’ menu and clean looking tables made us have a sausage roll and chips: they were good. All in all a lovely surprise.Lovely church round the back, but costs £4:00 to go in!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (729) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 19, 2014
Live rating Saturday 19th April 2014. Quiet little place at this time of day on a w/e. From the front window one can view the ongoing Crossrail project, actually I’m being a little economical with the truth what you can see is a crane and large screens with plans showing the lines. You can also see the old Smithfield Market. Back to the pub, the downstairs is tiny with a window table (we’re sat here) and four further tables but really only seating for about 20. There is also an upstairs but I have yet to venture up there yet. Wooden floors and a bar to your right as you enter. Twelve kegs and four casks on offer with the likes of Wild Beer, Kernel amongst those on offer the rest of the choice is a mixture of the moderately interesting with a number of boring amongst. I had two Wild Beer Dourdough (one wasn’t enough!) Loz is on Kernel Simcoe Centennial IPA. Service fine music quite random, we’ve had Barry White, Rod Stewart and Michael Jackson. *** Update to the rating we’ve now got a dodgy pumped up UB40 track on now, ’I can’t help falling in love with you’
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
HampshirePhil  (34) Portsmouth/London, England | March 6, 2014
Literally over the road from Smithfields market this small little pub is a wonderful addition to any central London pub tour. It’s two floors are nicely laid out, great selection of bottle and keg from both floors. Few odd surprises to like breweries from Windsor and the South-west. The food however is simply incredible and the menu has even been paired with the beer on offer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (446) London, England | February 27, 2014
Quite small place on two floors near to Smithfield market. W were there on a quiet Saturday afternoon but I’d guss it could get pretty cramped at busier times. I counted four cask and twelve keg lines with some interesting and local beers. Fair number of bottles too but I didn’t pay much attention to what they were. Two of the keg beers were new for me so well worth popping in. Not a major destination in itself but handy if you are in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
alovelydrop  (49) , | January 21, 2014
Good location right by Smithfield market. The downside gets very crowded during the evenings and is quite small, although I’ve not ventured upstairs yet. Good range of cask and keg beers and a reasonable bottle list, although nothing you wouldn’t find elsewhere nearby.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
jerd16  (9) , England | September 28, 2013| Updated October 3, 2013
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (949) London, England | June 9, 2013
A small bar with a very good beer list – eleven or twelve keg taps and three casks. There are two rooms. Downstairs is light and airy with a few high top tables and a nice wooden bar; upstairs there’s a similar but larger “lounge” room. Where the pub probably once attracted market traders from the nearby Smithfield meat market, it’s now frequented by a well-heeled city crowd. My only (small) gripe is that the beers we had were a bit flat and possibly not in tip-top condition. (Visited 13 April 2013).

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