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Lyceum Tavern, WC2

354 Strand
WC2
WC2R 0HS
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Quinno _ left this review about Lyceum Tavern

Classic Sam's with a downstairs bar and an upstairs diner. Downstairs bar is in two sections, the first part is fairly straightforward with varnish panelling and some booths, also wood panelled inside and out. The section through the wood and glass divider is a bit more personable with the bar also situated here. This is an outlet which stocks cask OBB. I was served up a Double Four lager by a friendly foreign barmaid. There’s an upstairs room too, kitted-out like a gentleman's club. An enjoyable stop.

On 29th September 2019 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about Lyceum Tavern

I came here once before, several years ago and seemed to recall that this was a historic pub with an old and beautiful interior; I must have been a little drunk at the time as it isn't, the pub having originally been rebuilt in 1840 as the White Horse, with the current incarnation being build in 1906.
Inside, and there's a modern(ish) bare boarded floor and several small booths. Much wooden panelling throughout, with some red paintwork above and a dining room and bar upstairs.
'twas a fine sunny evening and all Covent Garden's pubs were doing a roaring trade, many with customers crowded outside on the pavement, but at 8.45 in the evening there were just two diners upstairs and two drinkers apart from myself on my brief visit, which is all a bit lame.
Ale: do you have to ask? OB at £1.75 a half and not that bad, as for once it wasn't served at absolute zero.
Not a bad pub by the usual SS standards, but there's much better to be had elsewhere and the noise of traffic on the Strand - not to mention the noise from the seagulls - is something of a deterrent.

On 24th July 2019 - rating: 4
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custodian 42 left this review about Lyceum Tavern

Typical Sams pub with their usual offerings. Nothing spectacular with dining upstairs.

On 1st February 2017 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.95 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Lyceum Tavern, WC2
29th Sep 2019, 20:02
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29th Sep 2019, 20:02
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 29 September 2019 by Quinno _
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