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Address: 21 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28482) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Covent Garden (0.2 miles), Holborn (0.2 miles), Leicester Square (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.5 miles), City Thameslink (0.9 miles), Farringdon (0.9 miles)

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And the final pub of my disappointing mini-crawl of Covent Garden and its environs brought me to this traditional-looking street corner pub that I'm sure could tell a tale or two but probably won't be able to tell many more.

Those horrible school desk-type high benches that invariably signify food takes priority over beer and the reserved sign at the one proper table (ignored - the advantages of old age) were a warning, the choice of Flowers and Greed King IPA confirmed it. Have a pint here if you must but go somewhere better at the first opportunity.
djw - 10 Sep 2014 00:35
Whoa! A pub in Covent Garden, at 8 p.m. on a Saturday night, that's practically empty -- that should have been a warning sign. But I was looking for a quieter pub where I could read a book, so I decided to give it a try. This dialogue ensued:

Me: A pint of Leffe, please.
Barmaid: Do you want the full pint? [Pause.] It's quite strong.
Me: [Pause.] I'm okay with that.

Me if I had said what I was thinking: If I order a pint of Leffe, give me a pint of Leffe. Don't insult me as a lightweight. Leffe Blond is what, 6.6% alcohol? Yeah, I think I can handle that. Or are you not in the business of selling beer?

The Leffe was okay. I didn't stick around to have another. I passed on the food (mostly pizza). But it was easy to get a seat, and I was able to read my book

P.S. Don't confuse this place with the Sun Tavern, which is just a few blocks away, around the corner on Long Acre.
VaneWimsey - 1 Sep 2014 01:41
The previous review pretty much sums this pub up. Flowers Original & Greene King IPA are the only 2 ales. It's a nice enough, if not small corner pub in Covent Garden. The interior is pleasant. But there are far better choices available in the area.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Jul 2014 16:45

The Sun appears in the 2014 GBG but I must say I was slightly disappointed.

It's a nice friendly pub but more on that later...onto the beers first.

Only 2 ales available, GK IPA on hand pull and Flowers on gravity...I opted for the Flowers and it was decent and worth the £3.65 I was charged....I expected more ales, there didn't appear to be any in the fridge either.

Back to the pub, it's a small and cosy one bar establishment, lovely wooden interior and a bare brick exposed wall. Apparently it's a converted 19th Century market porters public house.

On my afternoon visit it was fairly empty but the music was at a nice level and there was football being replayed on television which was muted.

Nice pub, good feel to it but I expected more beers....that's just my opinion.

lezford - 11 Feb 2014 13:31
Had a half of Flowers Original as the only alternative was Greene King IPA. The Flowers wasn't as good as I remember 15 years ago when I had it for the first time. Nice bartender.
endoderm - 9 Aug 2013 14:59

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