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Sussex - CLOSED

20 Upper St. Martin's Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JZ, England
+44 20 7836 1834
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“peas” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Upper St. Martin's Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JZ, England
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Travelling from up north, We have been here before and liked it. We again were not disappointed. The food was top notch. Great pub food. Cooked and presented well and served hot. The fish is very tasty with generous portions. The staff are friendly and...More

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It's a great spot to pop into for a drink before or after a show. There are tables inside and out. It's a good location, but not a huge amount of character.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We came to The Sussex for a last drink before going our seperate ways home. It was rammed, being Saturday night. Service was bad, maybe because the music was so loud you couldn't hear what you were saying, let alone what they were saying to...More

Thank Jetlagged55
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting from up north we found this boozer very friendly for a busy city centre pub. The drinks were excellent served very well and correctly. The staff were very friendly and efficient Our food was served hot and the portions were generous and tasted amazing...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Really, the worst pub I have ever been in!!! Moron in the bowler hat acted as if he was the star of the show, very rude, and served me a pint of ale (1730) , which was off, but was beyond him to help..on top...More

2  Thank Vjp66
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to watch sports. Good food. But the service was kind of bad and the beer selection was nothing impressive.

Thank Putfire
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This little gem in covent garden really is a must the dining area downstairs is very quiet and clean staff are attentive. Food is fast but without feeling rushed. The food was also hot and fresh when it arrived to our table can't recommend this...More

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Thank cmccann91
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were looking for a place to have lunch and found this place with a sign outside advertising their fish and chips menu item. The inside is fairly small but very 'old pub like'. We ordered the fish chips and were served fairly quickly. They...More

Thank Geoff3009
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Food was good, service was good. Beer only OK, although has a reasonable selection, Guinness badly poured - too much head and not left long enough to settle before topping off. Felt that with a bit more effort this could be a really good London...More

Thank anjosjest
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Walking past the other day, decided to go in for a pint, this proved to be a bit difficult as there were only three people in the pub and no one serving, I noticed that someone was cleaning the menu's (LOL), they should have been...More

2  Thank Joe R
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Upper St. Martin's Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 1834
  • E-mail
The Sussex in Covent Garden is a traditional London pub. You'll find us on Upper St Martins Lane, where Covent Garden connects to Leicester Square. Our menu is in the best tradition of British pub food. Best enjoyed with a drink, friends and always with a warm welcome. The area where the Sussex pub is situated has been a recognised thoroughfare since Saxon times. In Roman times this area also connected Westminster to the City of London. During the reign of King John (1199-1216) Long Acre was recorded as the northern boundary of the Covent Garden of the monks of St. Peter's Abbey. Over the years the area has been home to royalty, cartwrights and fruiterers in addition to famous names such as Nicholas Stone the sculptor, Oliver Cromwell and John Dryden. Today the area is still a bustling hub of activity connecting Covent Garden to Leicester Square. Our downstairs bar with a capacity of up to 100 is available to hire for private parties and functions. The team at the Sussex look forward to welcoming you!
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