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Coach & Horses, Soho, W1

2 Old Compton Street

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Brainy Pool left this review about The Compton Cross

a modern bar rather than a pub, certainly a small place so it had a decent atmosphere inside. Sadly no real ale so only a choice of expensive keg on tap. Calls itself 'your new local in Soho', it certainly wouldn't be my local if I lived here I'm afraid. Was probably more interesting as a drag bar.

On 31st August 2019 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Compton Cross

Considerably toned-down from it's former incarnation as the Molly Moggs (at least during the daytime), this has now been refurbished and repurposed as a 'Handmade Liquors, Cocktails & Infusions' bar. A multi-coloured flag on the ceiling acts as a reminder of the old days, and various exotic cabaret events are still held. The limited amount of space is now occupied by high bench seats along the edges plus some stools around seven small tall tables. No real ale, and a modest keg beer offering, from which the Camden Town Pale (£5.50) seemed the best bet on a hot afternoon.

On 7th July 2018 - rating: 5
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john gray left this review about Molly Moggs

Amazing little pub.Rammed as a drag act was on and the crowd were up for it.Great entertainment for the 15 minutes it took me to drink a half of GK-London Glory.Probably the same barrel still on that ETA pubs never fail to amaze me.

On 24th January 2014 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about Molly Moggs

This small corner bar still does drag acts in the evening, quite entertaining for about an hour, then it starts to wear thin. It gets a bit cramped with the limited seating, the clientele is mixed, the service camp. The only ale on was London Glory which was not in good condition. Entertaining, but I wouldn't spend a whole evening here.

On 6th June 2013 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about Molly Moggs

My first impression when I went into Molly Moggs for the first time a couple of years back was that I didn’t see the point or need of this place.
A small, one bar corner pub with no architectural or interior decor merit, standing room only except for a few bar stools, quite a weak drinks choice, and next door to a humongous ‘Spoons and with superior traditional pubs in the shape of the Cambridge and the Three Greyhounds just around the corner.
But then I went back on a late evening and caught one of the post-theatre drag shows and the attraction of this place became apparent. And of course its location at the start of Old Compton Street should have been a bit of a clue.
However, it’s not exclusively a gay pub and there have always been a good mix of people and a friendly atmosphere when I have ventured in. But the lack of a decent beer choice, one Adnams hand pump only, means I tend to leave this one for those of you for whom the sight of a bloke in a sequined dress does do something.

On 27th June 2010 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about Molly Moggs

This has to be one of London's smallest pubs. The interior is a bit camp and tacky but not too outrageous. The 2 busts on the wall holding up the ceiling are somewhat eccentric and immediately draw the attention. The ceiling is partly decorated with some old Theatre posters and there are a few jugs hanging from the rafters in between an excessive amount of mirror-balls. Not too much selection on the beer front (and the only Real Ale (Adnams) was off when I was there). Despite its size we managed to get a table and whenever I have walked past, it rarely seems to be packed. It is hard to imagine having live entertainment in such a confined space but they apparently do although drag artists are definitely not up my street! Whilst the pub is welcoming enough and the service fine, there is nothing special to go out of the way for other than its curiosity value. OK for a quick pint if on a crawl.

On 27th January 2006 - rating: 5
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