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The Cove, Covent Garden - pub details

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Address: 1 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8HB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2046) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Covent Garden (0.1 miles), Leicester Square (0.2 miles), Charing Cross (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.3 miles), London Waterloo (0.8 miles), London Waterloo East (0.8 miles)

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General information: Tucked in above West Cornwall Pasty Co. is this wood floored hideaway. Pastry goodness direct from the shop and eclectic music while you drink.

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> Current user rating: 6.1/10 (rated by 63 users)
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user reviews of the Cove, Covent Garden

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I have just discovered that this bar has closed (it appears to be a posh chocolate shop now). Bit of a sad loss - yes it was touristy and you can get the pasties anywhere nowadays, but there was something slightly quaint and individual about the old bar with its Cornish beers and the upper seating area overlooking the piazza.
Shame!
mcroyal - 5 Jan 2012 12:21
Yet another pub bites the dust! Closed down as part of 'gentrifiication' of Covent Garden. Premises is to become an upmarket restaurant.

Was one of the better pubs in Covent Garden. Like a traditional pub, and never got too full of tourists. Was pricey though. 5 a pint. Served Proper Job, and Skinners ales, which seem hard to find in London.

altdorfs - 8 May 2011 13:04
Sorry, but I won't miss this place. Yes, it was a good outlet for Cornish beers such as St Austell and Skinners, but the praise stops there. It was ultimately a cramped tourist trap, selling expensive booze in the middle of Covent Garden. The West Cornall Pasty shop is no great loss either. The franchise is ubiquitous in London now.
Misk. - 12 Feb 2011 17:56
Sad to relate that the Cove has GONE! Wandered past yesterday and the pasty shop that was below was completely stripped of everything. A woman who was inside the ex-pasty shop told me that the lease has expired and the pub had closed. Apparently this had happened fairly recently.

Despite the extortionate prices I will miss the Cove. The Skinners beers were always well-kept and the Proper Job on my last visit was good too.
GrahamA - 15 Jan 2011 07:15
Always manage to get a seat or at least a step to sit on, so a favourite in the area for this alone. Good beers, friendly staff, but recently 4.20 a pint. Bit steep.
samphirehoe - 30 Nov 2010 21:29

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