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The Porcupine, Leicester Square, WC2

48 Charing Cross Road
WC2
WC2H 0BS
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about The Porcupine

The previous reviews still hold true as far as I could see. There’s a very attractive bar back, which could be original to the pub’s rebuilding in the 1870s; the interesting pot shelf is probably modern. What’s not modern, are the lovely glazed polychromatic Art Nouveau tiles to the dado across the right-hand wall. Otherwise, the floor’s bare boarded and walls are smoky blue, with a white Anaglypta ceiling. Furniture is conventional, the tall stuff comprising barrel tables; lighting is brassy and Victorian in style, whilst customers looked like theatregoers.
Ales: Rosie Pig cider, Doom (reversed), Pride (reversed), Nicholson’s Pale Ale (reversed), Ghost Ship and Brew York’s X-Panda at £2.75 a half and very nice indeed.
This is a pleasant little place, made all the better for actually having a more imaginative ale; worth an extra point in its own right.

On 5th November 2021 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Porcupine

A Nicholson's pub on a street corner, next to an exit from Leicester Square tube station, with a typical dark wood and glass feel to the interior. There are a couple of tables outside on the pavement and a dining room upstairs. It had a fair selection of beers for a smallish pub, with examples from Adnams, Redemption, London Brewing and Hobgoblin, as well as the St Austell-brewed house bitter.

On 2nd October 2018 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Porcupine

Small for a Nicholson's pub - not many seats downstairs, and the upstairs Theatre Bar claims to be table-service only. However, it's not a bad spot for a quick pint if you can squeeze in. Six handpumps in the main bar (with three more at first-floor level), and on this visit I found NPA, Doom Bar, Pride, Proper Job, Hooky and Jaipur (£5.05) from the six handpumps.

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.07 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Porcupine, WC2
5th Nov 2021, 18:20
Review submitted by Tris C
 
17th Aug 2021, 18:39
Picture submitted by Rob Hunter approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No - Pavement seating area - last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pie-orientated. - last updated 05 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 05 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - But not to toilets - last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
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