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The Coach and Horses, Soho

I was recently told by a regular that the Coach and Horses was closed for renovation
and, remembering my visit of a year ago, I thought that the much needed decorations might be worth seeing .So being in the vicinity, I popped in a coupe of days ago and found that the appalling state of the place was exactly as before.
I defy anyone to name a pub anywhere in the world that has more holes in the floor covering. The few clientele were as scruffy as the decor; I kept expecting to see Bill Sykes walk in.
Definitely one to avoid even though it still does Leffe on draught.

24 Dec 2015 15:54

The Coach and Horses, Soho

A stone's throw from Leicester Square underground station, this is a fairly typical Soho pub insofar as it's grubby and full of tourists. On Wednesdays and Saturdays there is an old fashioned sing song around the piano, sometimes led by one or two old plonkers who should know better. This is OK if you are looking for a break from the usual pop rubbish but not conducive to relaxed conversation. The beers are reasonable and they are currently doing Leffe on draught. Apart from that, the 1950s East end feel of the place is a depressing reminder that all this talk of London being so wonderful is just so much bollocks. Sorry about the bad language but I'm not sure how to spell hyperbole.

28 Dec 2014 11:35

Wetherspoons, Victoria Station

After some years avoiding this Wetherspoons, I was very pleased to see that it has had a substantial makeover with much improved toilet facilities. The bar that was formerly about 12 inches wide and full of collection tins, baskets of inedible buns and various other junk has been cleared and considerably widened and the beer selection much enhanced. They even have ESB which must be a plus. The staff are uniformed and efficient and there are now a few small nooks and crannies where one can escape the throng. Best to go there before 4pm when the place starts rapidly filling up with the early crowd causing a jam at the bar. I never eat in pubs so I don't know about the food side of things but there were plenty of people ( mostly women) feeding their faces so the food must be reasonable. Unlike so many other Wetherspoon pubs, the clientele were respectable and well behaved.
For a station bar this is now quite an acceptable watering hole.

11 Dec 2014 17:09

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