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The Porterhouse

Address: 21-22 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2 E7NA, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
Phone Number: 44 207 836 9931
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83%
Ranked #70 of 1,208 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Attraction details
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
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

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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Incredible selection of ale (mostly bottled) & some interesting ones of tap. There's a big outdoor area in front of the pub which caters to smokers & summer drinks alike which is a huge bonus. Downstairs bar in the basement houses extra room & serves a different range of drinks. Well worth it for an ale enthusiast even if food... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The place feels like an authentic Irish pub. There's a large choice of beers and drinks and the bar staff are really friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Overall I was very impressed with the Porterhouse. After being recently being in Ireland, it did really remind me of being in an Ireland bar. The only bad thing was the food. Some of it was ok. Nice but not amazing. If you want to go to a pub with an actual irish feel.....then this is the ace to go.... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you're looking for choice of beers and drinks... look no further! We spent a lovely lazy afternoon here sampling the wines and beers on offer. Strawberry beer was a particular highlight! Split over lots of levels make sure you make your arrangements to meet and sometimes tables can be hard to come by. It's worth the wait though. Traditional... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1,041 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

One look in maiden lane will be sufficient for you to decide that the Porterhouse is not a traditional London pub. Surrounded by super pubs, makes this one an exception. Its split into many levels but you always feel as if you are in a smaller, intimate space. The usual decoration is of case after case of bottled beer. there... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited here on a works night out. It was a nice location. Very busy but that's Friday in Central London. I was very impressed by the choices of beers available. The staff were very helpful in recommending what to try as there were well over 100 beers to try. The interior is also and interesting layout. There is also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Good selection for a tourist trap, great beers election on the grow, yet decreasing over the years Good service Dark and dirty Will go again but can't love it

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was a lovely bar the décor inside was lovely and it was much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside! BUT it was way too overcrowded we got there at about 9:30pm and it was so jammed that you could barely get passed people and we had to stand for at least an hour. We were... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
50 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Never have I stood at a bar and been ignored for 20 minutes, whilst 3 bar staff potter about doing everything BUT serve the customers. What made it worse, on the odd occasion they decided to serve, they were not monitoring who had been waiting the longest - this meant a really bad atmosphere with lots of unhappy people simply... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Porterhouse has become one of my favourite bars in London, purely because of it's brilliant drink selection. They have a huge number of different beers and ales to choose from, and the place itself is huge! They have live acts occasionally which is also good, and the food's not too bad either. Would definitely recommend.

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