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The Nell Gwynne, Covent Garden - pub details

Nell Gwynne
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Address: 2 Bull Inn Court, London, WC2R 0NP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 421) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.2 miles), London Waterloo (0.7 miles), London Waterloo East (0.7 miles)

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I visited the pub on Saturday the 16th May 2015 but found no sign of the totally mad barman ‘Grotesque Morrissey’ which was detrimental to the running of the pub in my opinion.
The two attractive female staff members seemed to be more interested in conducting social media, and in fact had reserved two stools at the end of the bar by placing beer mats on them – I assume to make their life even more comfortable. Come back ‘Grotesque Morrissey’ and sort the service out, all is forgiven!

pubwatch - 20 May 2015 16:42
Have always loved this pub, it's a real gem. Should be interesting to see what happens if it is actually changing hands. Hopefully the aforementioned barman will be making an exit. Started going there a few years ago with a bunch of mates but eventually stopped going after seeing him 'in action' one too many times. Didn't want to be contributing to the wages of someone who seems to get his kicks bullying young women. Disgraceful. Glad someone else mentioned it below, because people like that need outing!
sat_suma - 5 Feb 2015 18:49
its small, hard to find and has no natural light. But, this is a cracking London Boozer! what makes it great aside from the above? had to sign up to write a review as I heard a rumour its changing hands in the near future

The staff are ace: Fiona who's always there when I'm in, doing a million things at once, always with a smile on her face. The young actors behind the bar make it a fun place to be and gives it an ambience you'd hope for (but rarely see) in a Theatreland pub.

Oh and check out the fantastic, idiosyncratic selection of Gins and Malts, you don't see those in many London pubs these days. To see a pub that has such thought and love put into it, makes me love it too.

jonny_utah - 5 Feb 2015 13:28
Such a fantastic pub. Real old London charm. Been in a few times now and only spoilt by what seemed to be a total mad man behind the bar. Didn't catch his name but he sort of resembles a groteseque version of Morrisey. SO disgustingly rude to the other bar staff and not much better to the customers. Genuinely never seen anything like it. Shame.
lampodini - 2 Feb 2015 13:41
This pub is not particularly easy to find. It's up a narrow alleyway just off the Strand. But I believe the entrance is currently obscured by scaffolding. I've wandered in here and walked back out again, disappointed by the range of ales. But on Saturday, I was determined to stay for a drink. Tea & Hophead were the 2 ales. I opted for a bottle of the Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun. The landlord seems quite a cheery chap, if not a bit loud. There was an interesting range of customers ranging from football fans to theatre goers and romantic couples. The interior is dark, as there's not much light from the alleyway. But this adds to the ambience. The trip to the toilets is certainly not for the faint of heart - a very interesting experience. Whilst the ale range may not be the best, this ended up being my favourite new pub of the day and is well worth searching out.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Jan 2015 21:47

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