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The Porterhouse

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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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Hours:
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
Activities: Drinking

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Great Venue, Very Busy

Everytime I have been here, it has been very packed but we often manage to find a table somewhere. Live music on previous visits and recommendations from staff are helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Came in as a small group meeting more of our friends for drinks in London, ended up with 11 of us and I'm happy to say - lots of room! You wouldn't expect it to be as big as it is from looking at the outside, but the bar is spaced across 3 floors with various mezanine / balcony sections... More 

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Bordon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Really good place to meet with friends for a few pints, always a lively but friendly atmosphere. With efficient service. Defiantly check it out!

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Everytime I have been here, it has been very packed but we often manage to find a table somewhere. Live music on previous visits and recommendations from staff are helpful. The pub has a huge range of beers and a few ciders on offer. The central London location is both good and bad (it gets very busy sometimes). It's prices... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My sister and I visited for St Patrick's, we loved the choice of ales and the knowledgable staff on what we'd like. Great party atmosphere.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Pub offers entertainment from live bands wider range of alcoholic drinks than you ever seen including a bar devoted to whisky. Good variety of beers and stouts the chocolate beer is definitely worth a try. Menu looked to have enough choice reasonably priced but we didn't eat. Well worth a visit.

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Motherwell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went here for a few drinks when in London for the weekend. It is really busy and has a great atmosphere. It has a really nice outside area if the weather is good.

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Its a fun pub with a great atmosphere most nights. It doesn't dwell on its "Irishness", it just does good beer and in a quirky maze like building. Service is good and you can find a tv to watch sports if you need to or you can find a corner away from it if not.

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Croydon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went here for Paddy's Day. The pub is a great pub but someone needs to sort out the kitchen. We ordered two hot platters. What was served up was honestly the worst food I have seen in London for many years. For £15.90 a platter we were presented with a few chopped up sausages, some chicken wings that were absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Recently visited this bar on st Patricks day as I was over from belfast, the Irish bar was buzzing packed great atmosphere, staff and band! Fab night!

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Stuttgart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Located close to Covent Garden. It's a great pub for beer lovers. They also have a good selection of pub food. Arrive early as it gets very busy in the evening.

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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