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The Porterhouse

#53 of 1,268 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA, England
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A great pub with loads of differant beers and there is a lot of choice it gets very busy and you have to hunt for a table

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, can't help but end up here when in London. Cheap booze, plenty of seats spread across all quirky levels. A true fav.

Thank Megs M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The Porterhouse is a huge, quirky pub set over several different levels. It has a great interior and a good atmosphere during weekdays and weekends. There's some good outside space too, with heated lamps and cover. The drinks selection is huge, with a range of beers, ciders, and wines, as well as spirits and cocktails. Prices are expensive, but in... More 

Thank annabel1992
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A great pub with loads of differant beers and there is a lot of choice it gets very busy and you have to hunt for a table

Thank beechy2603
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I really like this place it's quirky and it's not part of a large chain, there are only 2 one in Covent Garden and one in Dublin. This places gets really busy and can be hard to get a table. There is seating on multiple levels and this really adds to the ambience. 2 pints for just under a tenner... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We had a few beers and some snacks in this sports bar. Large bar with a plenty of seating areas in two (at least) floors. Lively place and nice to visit with friends or a family.

Thank Tiina12345
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

used the pub as a meeting place and although extremely busy outside it all added to the experience. Great choice of beers and quick service at the bar. A must visit pub

Thank Colin K
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went here after dinner with friends. Served quickly and plenty of tables as massive inside. Good for sports and large groups of friends

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Porterhouse has a great location in Covent Garden and an excellent meeting venue. The pub itself is huge with multiple levels and a warren of rooms which adds to its charm - unless you get lost of course!! We were a large group and Service was excellent. A large variety of beers and other drinks. Food is fine as Long... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I enjoyed the pub, with all the nooks and crannies to sit. It was almost as if you were in little private dining areas. The food was good. I would have liked to have tried more of their beers, but they were out of most of them due to a busy night prior. I did enjoy a flight of their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went on a Saturday night, There was a live band on and the atmosphere was fantastic, very friendly mix of tourists, regulars and UK visitors all up drinking n dancing together, felt like a party !!!!

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