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Coach & Horses, Soho, W1

2 Old Compton Street
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Tris C left this review about Coach & Horses

Dating from 1734 and grade II-listed, this spent time as Molly Moggs from 1996 until 2019, situated directly opposite an ‘adult shop’, the door open with wares to be seen whilst supping, should the pubgoer so wish, of course. It was something of a drag cabaret venue apparently, though where it was held in this tiny pub is a mystery to me.
Much must have been done since the Shep’s takeover: the floor’s modern boarded, there are attractive green glazed tiles to the dado, then mainly Shep’s brewery mirrors to the walls, otherwise simple panelling, with a chocolate brown textured ceiling, perhaps Anaglypta. The bar front is quite ornate, though the back is shiny white tiled. Furniture is tall, with deep drinking ledges to windows. Customers comprised just three young women, though other pubs in Soho were heaving and this place is located on Charing Cross Road.
Ales: two unused pumps, then just Whitstable Bay which was reasonably pleasant and predictably expensive given the area, at £2.55 a half.
This is quite a nice little pub, let down by the owner’s beers (or lack of), but it’s worth a stop for a quiet quick one.

On 20th October 2021 - rating: 4
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Compton Cross

a modern bar rather than a pub, certainly a small place so it had a decent atmosphere inside. Sadly no real ale so only a choice of expensive keg on tap. Calls itself 'your new local in Soho', it certainly wouldn't be my local if I lived here I'm afraid. Was probably more interesting as a drag bar.

On 31st August 2019 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Compton Cross

Considerably toned-down from it's former incarnation as the Molly Moggs (at least during the daytime), this has now been refurbished and repurposed as a 'Handmade Liquors, Cocktails & Infusions' bar. A multi-coloured flag on the ceiling acts as a reminder of the old days, and various exotic cabaret events are still held. The limited amount of space is now occupied by high bench seats along the edges plus some stools around seven small tall tables. No real ale, and a modest keg beer offering, from which the Camden Town Pale (£5.50) seemed the best bet on a hot afternoon.

On 7th July 2018 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.32 miles, 25 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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20th Oct 2021, 18:34
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
20th Oct 2021, 18:33
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 June 2010 by Moby Duck
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