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The Porterhouse

#68 of 1,278 Nightlife in London
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Covent Garden
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Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7379 7917
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Our six nations drinking hole!

Nice little pub tucked out of the way of central covent garden, just very very busy during game time. The atmosphere was fantastic even if service was a tad slow.

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Sean W
Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice little pub tucked out of the way of central covent garden, just very very busy during game time. The atmosphere was fantastic even if service was a tad slow.

Thank Sean W
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat and a pint but was left hungry after the food came out cold. This wasnt simply a bit tepid, but as if it had been sitting on the kitchen side for 15 mins. In the end, money was refunded (after an insinuation that we had told them the wrong table number, which we... More 

Thank Mat P
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

been here several times and there's always a queue at the bar. That's because their beer is fab! Love the Captain Nemo atmosphere with lots of copper and pseudo rivetted beams which adds to the fab character of this place. Multi levels, quiet corners (well sort of) and many bars make this a Warren of a great pub.

Thank Graham B
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went as a group of 5 adults for cocktails but the cocktail bar didn't open until 5pm. We were disappointed about this but we were consoled by the variety of beers to choose from and all went for something different. The atmosphere is quite trendy but laid back and we sat upstairs in the whiskey bar area whuch was... More 

Thank Annette G
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Love this place, can't help but end up here when in London. Cheap booze, plenty of seats spread across all quirky levels. A true fav.

Thank Megs M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The Porterhouse is a huge, quirky pub set over several different levels. It has a great interior and a good atmosphere during weekdays and weekends. There's some good outside space too, with heated lamps and cover. The drinks selection is huge, with a range of beers, ciders, and wines, as well as spirits and cocktails. Prices are expensive, but in... More 

Thank annabel1992
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A great pub with loads of differant beers and there is a lot of choice it gets very busy and you have to hunt for a table

Thank beechy2603
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I really like this place it's quirky and it's not part of a large chain, there are only 2 one in Covent Garden and one in Dublin. This places gets really busy and can be hard to get a table. There is seating on multiple levels and this really adds to the ambience. 2 pints for just under a tenner... More 

Thank helen E
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We had a few beers and some snacks in this sports bar. Large bar with a plenty of seating areas in two (at least) floors. Lively place and nice to visit with friends or a family.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

used the pub as a meeting place and although extremely busy outside it all added to the experience. Great choice of beers and quick service at the bar. A must visit pub

Thank Colin K

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