An amazing multi-level place with copious amounts of metal piping everywhere - pub meets factory, but it works so very well.
It plays host to an excellent range of European and North American bottled beers in addition to the fine products of the parent company, the Porterhouse Brewery Co of Ireland.
An extensive and excellent menu serves salads through to juicy steaks and from 12 midday to 9pm Mon-Sat (7pm Sundays)
Outside, heated facilities are available for smokers and provide a delightful setting in the warmer months for families.
The Porterhouse really does bring a large dose of much needed Irish friendliness and hospitality to the very heart of London and long may it continue to do so.
Ignore the "it’s not a proper London pub" crowd and indulge in the great ambiance - chaotic interior, lots of exposed shiny metal, crazy clock, bottles in cases all over the place. A welcome refuge just off Covent Garden. Not all their beers are great but the Oyster Stout, Porter and Red Ale (which Michael ’Beerhunter’ Jackson liked) are all worth a try.
This is where me and the misses decided to end our night after randomly finding this place. chaotic, huge and fun. band was just ok but all sorts of beers i hadn’t heard of and it was quite fun. after being on no sleep and this being our 6th pub of day we only stayed for a few before heading back to hotel to pass out.
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.
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 (“kick-off” to GBBF, 05.08.2008)
Jeppe (84) Brooklyn, Alabama | August 2, 2004| Updated December 6, 2004
Enormous pub with a good selection of their own brews plus a huge selection on bottles! Good food too, you should try their wings....!!
I liked the place. Nice combination of old english and posh. Very crowded with mainly young people. Great selection of beers and even a very good own stout. Didn’t have any food but it looked good. Friendly staff.
If you like beer this is a fantastic place. Basically what the Americans would call a ’Brewpub’. With the exception of Samuel Smiths pubs where else in Central London can you visit a pub where the Brewer has a really big range of its own brewed beer from stouts, porters, bitters, through to lagers, red beers and ales. All on tap and all really good. Atmosphere is not quiet in evenings and it can be a bit loud and busy, so one to visit with friends rather than a quiet drink on your own. Always amazes me that this type of place doesn’t get listed in CAMRA beer guides, when the quality and choice of beer is fantastic. We need more places like this in London.