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The Porterhouse, Covent Garden - pub details

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Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 366) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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

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

Pub facilities/features:

General information: Big place (5 floors). Wide selection of different beers from around the world.

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 245 users)
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user reviews of the Porterhouse, Covent Garden

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Odd place, very much not a typical pub, some of the beers are wicked expensive (but in fairness the barman did warn me). Labyrinthine and above all dark. Too dark for me.
rainlight - 9 Apr 2016 09:19
AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Just had my work Xmas drinks there and had an awful experience from start to end. Tried to reserve an area a few days and go and was told 'we don't take bookings in the Xmas period'. By then I should have known and picked another place but no...decided to give it a go anyway. We arrived early and picked a quiet area next to one of the bars, asked whether they were going to be serving drinks from that bar and got told 'maybe, we'll see'. During the course of the evening the bar staff was either rude or incompetent and sometime both...we got served several gin and tonics without ice and one time without 7pm the place was pretty packed and we decided to leave. At that time I discovered that my brand new £300 karen millen coat had disappeared. Apart from one lady who took my number in case the coat turns up, the staff couldn't care less...
The Porterhouse is a typical tourist trap in a very touristy area, where they get away with bad service and with a shady clientele who sits there waiting for valuables to be left unattended.
Sfoglia - 16 Dec 2014 23:54
one of my favorite pubs in central london! only problems i ever have here are the yuppy customers it attracts. my visit here today saw me enjoy one of the best stouts in london, and i do like their range of european beers, although there is nothing that stands out.
franklittlemore - 3 Apr 2014 00:01
Met an old mate here yesterday at 3pm. Not Surprisingly not as ram packed as others have said though by 7pm when we left it was busy. Nice Porter, Oyster Stout and Red. Staff efficient and friendly. Far worse pubs to converge on in central London.
GEPC - 17 Dec 2013 12:11
Gigantic craft beer pub serving a mixture of tourists and after work drinkers mainly. Good selection of bottled beers, albeit pricey, and a great place to bring a large group of people given its size. Huge smoking area/beer garden outside. Staff friendly and efficient although this is a hugely popular pub so waiting times can be long even with the 3/4 bar areas they have.
QueensParker - 7 Oct 2013 02:50

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