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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed, windows painted over.

The Essex Serpent, Covent Garden, WC2

6 King Street
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Essex Serpent

There were three Westerham Brewery ales on during my visit – British Bulldog (at £3.40 a pint; Audit Ale; and Grasshopper. I just had had time for Bulldog, which was fine. Apparently they’re not tied to Westerham Brewery, and I was told that whoever owns the pub also has an establishment in Westerham, so there is a local connection, and their ales do sell well. The pub itself is a very small one room affair, with just the one table and chairs, and with lots of high stools at high tables and ledges round the sides. The floor covering looked to be lino or something similar, and the walls were painted red. There was a TV on showing Sky news, but it was muted, and there was some pop music being played too loudly, but as it was some classic Motown tracks it was at least worth listening to. This is a pretty ordinary pub with nothing special about it, except the rarely seen (in Central London anyway) trio of Westerham ales on offer, although at West End prices.

On 8th April 2010 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Essex Serpent

The lack of decoration and the smell of urine led me to believe that some scallywag had found an abandoned shop and stuck a bar at the end of it.

The Adnams was good and Batemans' XB and Broadside were also available alongside some premium and a limited selection of standard lager. When most other places in the area were reasonably busy this place was dead and there were actually two blokes standing there staring at the TV which was switched off.

The cellar bar was closed, but on the way to the toilet upstairs I did pass through the “Modern British Restaurant” which was in reality a few tables and chairs in the upstairs bar that were taken up with a number of tourists who seemed to be enjoying themselves.

I'll leave this place to the tourists in future.

On 30th April 2009 - rating: 4
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Ian Stewart left this review about The Essex Serpent

We ate upstairs,no complaints.Handy for lunch when at Covent Gardens.

On 18th January 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 13 recommendations about 13 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Essex Serpent, WC2
14th Oct 2013, 19:26
Request to mark pub as closed by Tris C approved
3rd Oct 2013, 18:17
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Other: Closed, windows painted over.

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