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The Coach & Horses, Soho, W1

29 Greek Street
W1
W1D 5DH
Phone: 02074375920
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Tris C left this review about The Coach & Horses

I had thought I'd been here before over 30 years ago, as I'd seen Jeffrey Bernard in a Soho pub, but obviously not this one as I'd definitely not been in here before, or perhaps I can't remember it, my former Soho drinking days being more enthusiastic than now. The alternative name of Norman's, relates to Norman Balon - retired 2006 - who had the unenviable reputation of being London's rudest landlord; he must have been incredibly rude indeed.
The interior can be seen on CAMRA's website, for this has an interior of National Importance, though the paint job above the picture rail is now duck egg blue which looks less impressive than the former sage green. The retention of the Double Diamond, Ind Coope and Skol lettering to the backlit bar back are is a nice touch, as are the exterior Taylor Walker lanterns and Taylor Walker mirror to the right bar; the stone spittoon running below the bar seemed unused. The left side of the bar is carpeted, the right being chequered lino. There's an upright piano for Wednesday and Saturday knees-ups; no background music seemed to be playing. Otherwise, décor seemed to be confined to framed cartoons, which I suspect may relate to the pub's history, along with a flyer for the play Jeffrey Barnard is Unwell, with Peter O'Toole in the titular role.
Ales: Fuller's but just Pride and Oliver's Island. Then, Kirkstall's Dissolution IPA and Hophead at £5.20; not bad considering the area.
This is a classic unspoilt must-visit London boozer, making for a great crawl when seeking out other quality hostelries in the area.

On 9th October 2021 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1174 recommendations about 1153 pubs]


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Ian Mapp left this review about The Coach & Horses

I was there at the "closing" parties, where they hosted a live theatre event of Jeffry Bernard is unwell, performed by Robert Bathurst.

I was convinced that would be the last time I saw it in the way I had come to love it.

7 months later and I find myself in London and checking it out. Furniture, bar back and general decor - all exactly as I remember. This is a great thing.

Beers - far more choice - and London Pride in fine form.

Fullers have not actually ruined this pub - which was the big fear when they ousted the last tenants.

I am delighted.

On 12th December 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 819 recommendations about 811 pubs]


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john gray left this review about The Coach & Horses

Very basic and now called Normans Coach and Horses.Three cask beers Redemption -hopspur,Fullers -seafarers and a more than decent Fullers -esb.Quaint.

On 10th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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26th Oct 2021, 09:05
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25th Oct 2021, 23:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No - Vegetarian and Vegan only - last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Piano knees-ups Wednesday and Saturday. - last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
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