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Lyceum Tavern, WC2

354 Strand
WC2
WC2R 0HS
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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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E TA left this review about Lyceum Tavern

A Sam Smith's pub on The Strand which has, despite its location, managed to keep its pub ambiance and character. The main bar is quite cramped, but the small snugs help and create an intimate atmosphere, although the one we sat in smelled strongly of disinfectant. Hot food was available in the upstairs bar, although soup was on offer downstairs. Four handpumps but only 3 of them working, all with OBB on draft. There were also the usual range of Smith's keg beers and a few in bottles. The staff were unusually pleasant and helpful, and the beer was both well-kept and cheap for the area. A decent bolthole, well worth a return visit.

On 7th January 2016 - rating: 7
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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
24th Jul 2019, 15:43
Request to add pub to area Covent Garden by Tris C approved
 
24th Jul 2019, 15:43
Request to add pub to area Covent Garden by Tris C

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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
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by hondo .
  • 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 09 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 24 July 2019 by Tris C
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