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Address: 37, Bow St, London, WC2E 7AU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5173) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Covent Garden (0.1 miles), Holborn (0.3 miles), Leicester Square (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.4 miles), London Waterloo East (0.8 miles), London Waterloo (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.9/10 (rated by 46 users)
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This pub has indeed changed its name, probably due to the ultra bad press and reviews it was getting. It was originally called The Globe, but is now The Covent Garden. I'm not sure if with the change of name there has also been a change of management, but there was certainly no sign of the stroppy little landlord who was upsetting everyone and who has been mentioned numerous times in previous posts about this pub.
When I paid the pub a visit last month there were 2 female bar staff serving and it came across as a decent enough establishment. I only stayed for a couple of beers so can't really say if it has improved, but from my experience it came across as your average London boozer and was certainly a darn sight better than some pubs I've frequented over the years. Having said that, I still prefer The Marquis Of Angelsea which is right next door 🍻
FelixForsythe - 4 Mar 2017 12:21
Oh Dear, the reviews on here!

I was actually looking for the Coach and Horses and in biblical rain, peaked too early.

Time was getting on, so I took advantage of the fact its a bar and kitched and ordered food.

The London Pride was exceptional. The food excellent and reasonable value (for the area) and the service first class.

I can only assume its been taken over? In fact, I'm sure it was called the Covent Garden. Google maps still shows it as the Globe.
Mappiman - 2 Feb 2017 09:09
Rude and surly, the reason being that they don't rely on regulars and the business is on their doorstep. If they provide bad service it matters not as they don't need repeat custom. Poor pub
balfour_78 - 4 May 2014 19:19

DO NOT GO TO THIS PUB; If I could give this bar a zero rating I would. I've lived in London for 9 years and this is the WORST PUB I've ever come across in the city.

The staff are the most rude and least skilled bar tenders I've ever had the displeasure of being served by. When I complained to the manager he started screaming and shouting verbal abuse at me across the bar. My friend, also a Londoner, had gift shop bags so I think they thought were we tourists and they could get away with treating us like worse than dog poo on their shoe.

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS PUB. London is a lovely friendly city (I had a great chat with 4 total strangers on the train on the way home from this pub). Do yourself a favour and go to one of the nice, friendly pubs just 5 doors down the road.
putneygirl - 3 May 2014 16:28
Always had a great time in the Globe. I work frequently at the Opera House across the road and we always drink at the Globe, post show.

The service is part of the charm of the place. I've never seen anyone being treated as rudely as has been suggested on here and never seen any customers intimidating anyone at the bar.

It's not a glitzy, spangly bar by any stretch. It's a pub. I had a meeting there a few weeks ago and took my Jack Russell Terrier with me, they were very welcoming to us both.

Sometimes, the 'attitude' of the staff can be a little tongue in cheek but as I say, that's part if the charm of the place.
DillysDad - 6 Apr 2014 10:34

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