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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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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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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Porcupine

The ground floor of this Nicholsons in certainly small,rather functional with a light wooden floor and not much seating,vertical drinking will be the norm at busy times.There is seating outside under canopies,but inside a few tables and chairs by the corridor entrance,and some high tables on the otherside ,where you may spot some fine tiling below the dado rail.The flatscreen had BBC24 News on mute,and muzak was playing at a sensible volume.Food is served from a short corporate menu,but if you want to eat in peace,there is quite a charming restaurant on the first floor with it's own bar with three handpumps,but off limit to folk just drinking,all tables being set for diners.
The 6 handpump in the tap room were ,on my trip,serving London Pride,Doom Bar,Nicholsons Pale Ale,Bray's Gold,BAD Co. Brewing Lighter Shade of Pale and Great Heck Dave (decent ,but pricey).I was disappointed that the range was dominated by low ABV brews,and with little of interest internally I was happy to drift on after a quick one.

On 6th January 2017 - 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)
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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
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2016 by hondo .
  • 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
  • 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
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • 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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