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The Hercules Pillars

$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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18 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DG, England
+44 20 7242 2218
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Good place to meet up with friends before grand lodge. Right outside grand lodge Queen Street ideal meeting point. Good pleasant service, good beer 🍻 and food, fair priced for London.

Thank Paul P
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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400 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Busy pub great beers lively atmosphere great location Wonderful hand pump beers great staff and ambiance Go eat drink be merry

Thank ian g
Grantham, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Two seniors visited for a spot of lunch and were delighted that we did. An interesting interior with the two massive pillars in the centre, but little more of the decor makes it special, apart from a delightful ambience and very pleasant staff. Pricing here is remarkably good, from the drinks to the food. If this establishment can do it,... More 

Thank Peter F
Axmouth, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Have known this pub many years, always a buzz here especially given it's association with Freemasons Hall across the road. Great genuine pub, can get a little loud & busy but that all adds to the atmosphere. Good food, great ales & for London the beer prices are cheaper than out of the metropolis!

Thank george b
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Fantastic service, good range of real ales the place to meet if you are visiting Masonic Grand Lodge

Thank MalcolmWW
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have frequented this pub on several occasion over the last 3 months. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, the sound level of the music and the sport broadcasts from the TV is so loud you can not hear yourself think. Pub becomes exceptionally busy during the 'Masonic season' which resulted in starters and main courses being brought... More 

Thank Jason Q
Belushi's Bars M, Manager at The Hercules Pillars, responded to this review

Hi Jason, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We welcome all forms of feedback as it helps us to improve our products and services. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your food! We pride ourselves on our great range of homemade food. However, to see that you did not fully enjoy your time... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Found this pub between Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations. It was a superb find! Looking for a good place on a Saturday lunchtime, we passed many pubs in Covent and then found this place which tempted us in mainly thanks to its name and being sort of out of the main area of Covent. We would not class this... More 

Thank Dan H
Belushi's Bars M, Manager at The Hercules Pillars, responded to this review

Hey Dan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review! We welcome all forms of feedback as it helps us to continually improve our products and services. We're pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us at Hercules Pillars! Our food is an integral part to our business, so to see that you loved... More 

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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

What a great pub. Fantastic ambience, great staff, good beer, good food. Always a welcoming atmosphere. A favourite whenever I'm in The Grand Connaught Rooms, right opposite their front entrance. Good place to meet, or retreat to when having any function at the Connaught Rooms, but equally capable of being a great destination in its own right.

Thank Rilla45
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Popped in a for a lunchtime bite to eat and a drink, friendly bar staff although a bit disorganized. If you order food make sure you get a numbered spoon and when food is served cutlery is provided. Ordered the steak in a baguette, wow, see photo, amazing value. Others ordered the chicken club sandwich, that was maga too. And... More 

Thank wearyLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here before going to a show. Fun atmosphere, music perhaps a little loud, plenty of people - buzzing Gin menu, and good food, what could be better

Thank Karen A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 2218

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