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The Porterhouse

#49 of 1,264 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2 E7NA, England
Phone Number: 44 207 836 9931
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Crazy multi bar pub

Was shown this pub as it was near Covent Garden. It doesn't look big from the outside but once inside it has so many bars you could get lost. The decor is quirky, large clocks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Aylesbury, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can't be in Dublin, this is the next best thing. Superb range of delicious beers, good craic, good time.

Thank ILP-JP
Trethomas, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended this pub by some Irish mates living in London and who we met here for the Ireland v Wales 6 nations game - great pub very reminiscent of Dublin pubs, initial disappointment that there was no Guinness disappeared after trying the Oyster Stout that the waitress recommended - very nice. Just before the game we had thier homemade Leek... More 

Thank Nickynackynoo71
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going for years, usually end up there when i am in the smoke. Nice and easy to get to, central to the other places i visit and the beer, chiller and the food, ribeye steak last time are excellent.

Thank jmhowitt
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was shown this pub as it was near Covent Garden. It doesn't look big from the outside but once inside it has so many bars you could get lost. The decor is quirky, large clocks and heating pipes around the place, there is a whiskey bar on the first floor. It has a good supply of real ales. The menu... More 

Thank avpe121
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband been to this pub before and we went back on a recent trip to London. Wine was good, food was good and the atmosphere was really relaxed. The interior is quirky with lots of stairways and hidden tables.

Thank GingerElbow
Mission Viejo, California
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Porterhouse is huge, spread over several floors. Though it can be packed, you can often find a place to perch. The beer selection is massive, and the vibe is laid back - perfect for just chilling with friends. There is live music, a convenient location, and a cozy atmosphere.

Thank Piglet990
Montevideo, Uruguay
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187 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

the place is huge and was absolutely packed on Saturday night, but you could still find some stools and enjoy the live music and the lively atmosphere. It has some interesting hidden spots if you can find a place to sit there. Craft beer was good but I didn-t see any food.

Thank Ana V
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A really good pub with live music most nights and a nice selection of beers. A pub with a difference with its quirky layout. My favourite place to go in London as it's lively, free entry, great music and never seems too packed.

Thank bluejones218
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I went here recently with old university friends. Whilst being a labyrinth, this is certainly a good and fun pub. Great for a meet up with friends and an excellent meeting point for Covent Garden. The food is also pretty good and there are screens for sport. Highly recommend it for a fun evening with friends.

Thank Paul A
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Looking for something different? Then the porterhouse is the right venue for you! Very eccentric pub with lots of places to hole yourselves away - a maze of floors. Good food and service!

Thank RoverPete

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