Bow St Tavern


In the heart of Covent Garden sits Bow Street Tavern, one of London's most historical pubs. 

Located opposite the Royal Opera House the pub serves classic British meals until late, offers an extensive gin collection in their Gin Terrace, and is also a proud supporter of London breweries, giving punters a great selection of beers and ales to choose from.

The pub was established in 1763 and has been witness to some very historical events, most notably the birth of the Bow Street Runners - the group considered to be the first British police force. Not only did the pub serve as their local, it even holds a cell in the basement which was used to hold prisoners. 
Celebrate Christmas at The Bow St Tavern. Why not start off with a glass of fizz on our beautiful, cosy rooftop bar followed by a delicious festive meal with family and friends. With a variety of private rooms, The Bow St Tavern can cater for small and large groups, exclusively to meet your needs to ensure you and your guests have the best Christmas night out possible. 
Now taking bookings for the new Roof Terrace - opening on 27th June.



Offer Availability
Pre-theatre set menu 2 courses for £15.50 or 3 Courses for £19.50
Pre-theatre set menu 2 courses for £15.50 or 3 Courses for £19.50
Monday 12:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 19:00
Thursday 12:00 – 19:00
Friday 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday 12:00 – 19:00
Sunday 12:00 – 19:00
Watch sport in one of our private rooms
We've got 4 private spaces for you to watch sport including a roof terrace that can fit up to 30!
Monday 12:00 – 22:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 22:00
Thursday 12:00 – 22:00
Friday 12:00 – 22:00
Saturday 12:00 – 22:00
Sunday 12:00 – 22:00


Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2021
£10 - £300


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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 21:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 27th September 2021 - -



Bow St Tavern, 37 Bow St, WC2E 7AU


Covent Garden

Nearest Station

Covent Garden (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British and Pub Food food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Roof Terrace Rooftop 18 30 - - -

An oasis in the heart of central London, our rooftop lets you take in views of the Royal Opera House and surrounding area. With an English Garden it truly feels like you’re miles away from the hustle and bustle of Theatreland.
Rooftop is available all year round with an awning, outdoor heaters and a seated space inside if the weather is unkind. We can host your perfect team meetings with facilities to use TV & WIFI. Whether it’s a birthday drinks & nibbles or exclusive central London dining experience. You can pre-order your own private fridge full of goodies of your choice or ring us with a phone if you need anything extra!




The Garden Room Private Room 18 28 - - -

Our garden room located on our fourth floor is a stylish new addition to Bow Street. Adorned with antique botanical prints and plates it also boasts your very own drinks trolley! In the wintery months what better way to start your party than to use the rooftop for drinks then down to the garden room for your meal. Why not create your own music playlist which can be played throughout the room. You can also pre-order your own fridge full of delicious drinks & anything else, just ring us up with a Garden Room phone!




The Inspectors Office Private Room 18 32 - - -

One of our quirkiest spaces, we call it our ‘Inspector’s Office’ because it’s like an old fashioned office equipped with board games, armchairs and your very own fridge full of goodies. There’s a turntable (stocked full of vinyl) and typewriters should you feel the need to write a quick note to someone. Ideal for meetings to host your important conferences with use of our TV, WIFI & Microphone. We will also provide you pencils & papers. To intimate engagement drinks & nibbles to celebrate your special day with us!




The Gin Terrace Private Room 22 30 - - -

With its own dedicated bar, covered outside space and hanging plants, our Gin Terrace is great spot to drink or dine whatever the weather. We take gin pretty seriously with over 30 varieties all with their own hand selected garnishes and tonic. Ideal spot to host your after work drinks & birthday parties!




The Fielding Room Private Room 24 35 - - -

Our Fielding room is a quintessential English dining room. Adorned in William Morris wallpaper it’s the perfect spot for large parties. Room can be decorated for your unique style & give you the personal touch to ensure you will have the best day. This space is sometimes used for larger parties alongside the Gin Terrace. Why not keep reading!




* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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