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Coach & Horses, Mayfair, W1

5 Bruton Street
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about Coach & Horses

A wedge shape Greene King tied house with a pleasing mock tudor exterior and a small interior with good stained glass inlaid into former front doors.There is modest seating around the bar but a square rear section where you can eat from a very coroporate GK menu.At least there is a decent pub atmosphere in here and the 4 handpumps were drawing GK IPA,Abbott with guests Truman Zephyr and Gypsy Queen (tired).
It serves a purpose but could be a lot better with a decent ale line up.A refuge from New Bond Street however.

On 8th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Coach & Horses

An attractive and timbered olde worlde looking pub that it now sandwiched in between much more modern and taller buildings and consequently looks quite out of place, but equally so intriguing that one can’t resist popping in for a pint to see what it’s like inside.

It’s an unusual wedge shape building, and quite narrow with a correspondingly small amount of room inside, only four or five tables in the main bar area. Even the bar counter is set on an angle across the wider end of the wedge with a plethora of old pump clips as well as bunches of hops up above it. The flooring is wood strip and there are some ornately carved wooden beams on the ceiling, as well as a certain amount of wood panelling on the walls. Leaded and partially stained windows looking out on to the street, one of which was inscribed with “Wm Younger & Co” which was presumably the brewery owning it at some point. A “Coach Room” at the rear was carpeted with dark green paint on the walls, and this looked quite elegant; there was also further seating for diners upstairs.

Beers on tap were slightly uninspiring perhaps with Greene King Heritage Suffolk Pale Ale, Ruddles County, Greene King IPA and Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter. The solitary cider was Aspall’s Suffolk. Overall I quite liked this pub being something of an oasis away from the nearby hustle and bustle of New Bond Street.

On 2nd February 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Coach & Horses

Walking past all of the high end fashion outlets in this part of Mayfair, the last thing I expected to find was a gloriously olde-world looking traditional boozer, but in many ways, that is exactly what the Coach and Horses is. On approach, the place looks fantastic, thanks to its elaborate timbered façade and fine stained glass windows which bear the pub’s name and hint a previous ownership in the form of WM Younger. Once inside, you find a compact two-room ground floor layout, with the bar in the almost triangular shaped front room. This space is by far the nicest, thanks in part to the aforementioned stained glass, but also a nice dark wood porch adjoining a side entrance and an intricate design carved into the ceiling beams. The servery is to the left on entering and has a surprisingly simple panelled counter and plain bar back, enhanced by a hop lined canopy with a large pump clip collection displayed above. Seating is restricted in such a small space, with some odd mid-height tables, stools and banquettes making do. Stairs lead up to a first floor dining room, but they were roped off on a mid-week post-lunchtime visit, so the few diners in attendance had to settle for the rear ground floor room. This was a big let down in comparison to the charming front area – in fact, I’d go so far as to say it is a let down full stop. The room has bare floorboards which eventually give way to new carpet, whilst the walls have been painted in neutral shades with some extremely cheap laminate wood cladding printed to look like decorative tiling, but actually looking cheap and nasty. A low banquette runs along the rear wall and elsewhere there are standard chairs and more of those mid-height benches from the front room. England bunting and Euro 2016 flags further depreciated the room’s stock, but this was salvaged by some excellent black and white photos and old posters which were displayed around the walls. These were evocative images of London’s history which meant there was some worthy visual distraction in an otherwise dull, corporate area.
There were only three ales on the bar when I arrived, with Taylor Walker 1730 shown as ‘Coming Soon’. All three were from the Greene King stable, so I passed over the IPA and Abbot Ale in order to try the seasonal Purple Reign. I was initially given a fairly woeful short measure, but this was topped up without fuss on request and seemed to be in pretty good nick, if not quite an ale fit for a Queen (or a Prince).
This was the proverbial pub of two halves, with a very pleasant traditional front bar and a disappointing, identikit rear lounge. I enjoyed my visit, although a more exciting beer range would have helped, and would not rule this out when passing through the area in the future.

On 6th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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8th Mar 2019, 18:48
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
8th Mar 2019, 18:46
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 21 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 25 July 2010 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 July 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs down steep stairs. - last updated 22 October 2015 by Tris C
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