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French House

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Address: 49 Dean St., W1, London, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7437 2799
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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The French House pub was the informal "command center" for the...

The French House pub was the informal "command center" for the French Resistance during World War II. Today the pub hosts theater crowds.

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Stylish Soho Bar

After reading about this bar in TimeOut magazine, we thought we'd try it out on a Wednesday night. Great location right by the west end and a really trendy set-up over two floors... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
JemmaMickles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

After reading about this bar in TimeOut magazine, we thought we'd try it out on a Wednesday night. Great location right by the west end and a really trendy set-up over two floors. Cosy and arty vibe to the place with really cool decor. The walls are alive with old photos of regulars such as Francis Bacon. The drinks are... More 

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Thank JemmaMickles
York UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great place,have been visiting for about ten years, great characters, wine and staff always friendly. Feels local even though we only get to London from Yorkshire 3 or 4 times a year. So much has changed in Soho, hope this place never does.

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Thank Jennifer D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Superb service and friendly staff, great beer and smiles. Let down by mediocre burnt chicken sandwiches. Just drink and enjoy there!

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Thank Teemu J
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

What a treat! In the overly-commercialized neighborhood of Soho, to find a historic pub like this was a real treat. Get the cider or the bitter, put away your phone (house rules), and have a conversation with your neighbor.

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Thank Ian J
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Great collection of Soho characters - whenever you visit. A truly convivial atmosphere with people deep in conversation - sometimes louder than you might want - but only when you first arrive. Great wine list available by the glass, only serving beer in 1/2 pints, and a no mobile phone use policy all adds to the charm. Friendly owner and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

You might not get a chair but what a lovley little pub in Central London. All the wines are great, and no mobile phones. In summer with the windows open it's great. Reasonable selection of bottled beers, inlcuding Becks blue if you cant drink. The breton cider is superb. One of the best pubs in Central London for sure.

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1 Thank LondonFet
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Everyone now knows they only sell beer in half pint pots but that the red wine is great. Add in a bit of bustle and find a perfect corner in this old wood panelled ground floor bar and you have all the componants of a mellow beautiful session.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Had a business catch up here which was a bad idea as everyone is watching and listening to everybody (nosey sods)... Surprisingly my bedroom is bigger than this bar and reminded me of playing sardines as a child which was actually more entertaining than listening to some jobbing actor called Strudel. Anyway I wouldn't stay here all night but a... More 

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Thank IrishJDJ
Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

The French House is brilliant. No phones... got that no phones. they mean it. the whole pub will turn on you if you start having a chat on your phone. Have a face to face conversation. It's what pubs are for and The French House is, to repeat myself, a brilliant pub.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

The only pub I always make a point of visiting when I'm in London. Pretty much always busy, great regular characters and lots of passing footfall to diversify the clientele. Great Breton cider.

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