The Porterhouse, Covent Garden - pub details
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- Live music (in the evenings)
- Food served
- Disabled access, Disabled toilet
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Nell Gwynne, Covent Garden (0.0 miles), Maple Leaf, Covent Garden (0.0 miles), Spot, Covent Garden (0.0 miles), Porter's Bar, Covent Garden (0.0 miles), All Bar One, Covent Garden (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|Well, what can be said about The Porterhouse? It's basically a massive, Irish-themed superpub in Covent Garden. Always rammed at the weekends. I've experienced several Friday sessions at this pub and ... I suppose it's a bit like a Las Vegas casino really, where you don't know what time it is and you end up sucked into a vortex of craziness.|
They seem to mostly have their own beers plus some guests in bottles. I've had their Red ale quite a bit, which is OK. There is also Chiller larger. So it's not a place for your regular brands. The price is pretty reasonable as well. And the staff are always a friendly bunch.
If you're in a big group, you'll have a good time. If you're not, you might get annoyed by all the people in big groups. I can't say I really like this place (my heart sinks just so slightly when it's suggested), but if you're up for a laugh and are prepared to ride the intensity of the place, then just take a deep breath and embrace it. 7
Goldings - 4 May 2013 18:06
|great pub, but absolutely heaving before the bank holiday weekend|
mont62y - 5 Apr 2013 16:16
|Wow.... On a walk and came up the nell gwyne alley to be faced with this..... Something twigged and i rememered that it is in the camra 100 beer day out book. With all the choice, you could certainly spend a day. A monster of a pub, dont arrange to meet friends there, you'll never find them.|
I will be back.....
Mappiman - 10 Feb 2013 18:16
|I hadn't been here for a number of years. But we paid a return visit last Friday night. It's fairly much as I remembered it. Inside is generally busy and it can be difficult to find a table on any of the split-levels. TVs are all around, allowing people to watch the Olympics. There is also an external drinking area at the front, which also tends to be very crowded. Most of the beers are Irish keg beers. But there were also 3 cask ales - Doom Bar, Mad Goose & Wainwright. Possibly ok for a crawl. But there are better places for a session.|
blue_scrumpy - 10 Aug 2012 20:55
|Forced to go here on Saturday to watch the FA Cup final as the behaviour of a few moronic Chelsea fans had meant that The Lemon Tree decided not to show the game. It's a labyrinth of a place downstairs, so no good if you need 'phone reception or want to find people easily. We ended up crammed in a large area with lots of football fans, so moving around was difficult. Porterhouse Red was the choice of ale but it is overpriced at £3.95 for a pint of average beer. As soon as the match ended, we decamped to The Harp which has a better selection of beer, comfy seats upstairs and no need to shout at one another to make yourself heard. In summary, don't bother as you can find better places within a minute's walk.|
DuchyBoy - 7 May 2012 11:01
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