Pubs in Covent Garden
Known for it's cobbled streets, charming character and Seven Dials district, Covent Garden is London's epicentre for all things boutique, independent and a little bit quaint. Always a hive of activity and drawing in throngs of tourists, finding a pub in this labyrinth of of the West End is a crucial refuge. Home to stalwart Irish pubs, your typical boozers and plenty of old personality, here's our picks of the best pubs in Covent Garden.
With another old timer to add to the ranks, the Lamb and Flag dates back to 1772 steeped with all the charm you could expect from a pub that was once a bare-knuckle fighting destination (true story). Staying true to quintessential British pubbing ventures, expect good pints, good foods and a great atmosphere.
Looking to find a pub in Covent Garden? Get to know the Marquess in all his glory. A favourite on the Young's pub roster and known for their fine ales and gastro inspired grub, head on down for humble bites in a classic British boozer.
The Garrick Arms is as traditional as British pubs come. This gem in the heart of Covent Garden is cosy and comforting with contemporary leanings and a bar stocked with true British ales for your pint pulling leisure. Nestled in the district of West End theatres, the Garrick is an ideal perching ground for some pre or post theatre grub and drinks.
Found on Chandos Street, The Harp is a blast of the Victorian past with a contemporary approach to its beer offerings. A place where you'll find real ale, real cider and real conversation, people flock to this Covent Garden boozer for their after work refuge or a weekend session. It's humbly sized but honest and homely.
Quite literally London's largest pub, The Porterhouse is a playground for all competitive punters looking for a pint of world wide beers with a spread of home grown brews and hops from as far as Australia to choose from. Decked out in dark woods, old character and a bit of Irish flare, The Porterhouse is an iconic pub in Covent Garden that is a must.
English hospitality comes in heaps at this classic olde boozer towards Leicester Square end. Dating back to 1714, she's a vintage gal through and through harbouring an eccentric spirit and more than a few real ales. For some traditional British pub grub and a laid back genuine pub atmosphere, The Bear and Staff is your go-to.