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Bow Street Tavern, Covent Garden, WC2

37 Bow Street
Phone: 02073790154
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Covent Garden

There were three ales on - West Berkshire Good Old Boy, Darkstar Hophead and Sambrook Wandle all on. The Wandle was £2.50 a half, which is expensive even for this area. Single sheet menus on the tables offered pub grub such as Cumberland sausage & mash (£11), beer-battered haddock & chips (£13), and burger, etc, at £11.50. Par for the course in this area I suppose.

This is a small single-room pub on the ground floor, with both doors still in use. There's a couple of tall tables/tall stools in the window bay, another at the back, plus some upholstered bench seating and a handful of normal tables and chairs. The bar back is nice, but there was little else that caught my eye. There's a large brick fireplace on the right (not in use on a warm May day), and the windows are able to open up to completely join the pub to the outside world (inexplicably closed on said warm May day). I saw a sign by the door that said that it's child and dog friendly with treats and bowls available for dogs (but not for children I guess). An upstairs bar with an outside terrace is advertised, but I didn't explore upstairs.

This pub used to be called the Globe, and I guess re-named to trade on its proximity to the tourist hell that is Covent Garden. As pubs in these area go this one's OK - at least it's still a real pub with decent (if expensive) beer.

On 2nd June 2018 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Covent Garden

I was actually looking for the Coach and Horses and in biblical rain, peaked too early.

Time was getting on, so I took advantage of the fact its a bar and kitched and ordered food.

The London Pride was exceptional. The food excellent and reasonable value (for the area) and the service first class.

On 2nd February 2017 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Covent Garden

Virtually deserted on Tuesday afternoon. Five hand pumps all below 4% ABV. Cider @ £2.80 and half! Had an upstairs bar which I did not visit.

On 1st February 2017 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.52 miles, 9 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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18th Jan 2019, 12:35
Web Link submitted by Rex Rattus approved
18th Jan 2019, 12:35
Web Link submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 February 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by hondo .
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