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The Flying Horse, Fitzrovia, W1

6 Oxford Street
W1
W1D 1AN
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about The Flying Horse

I came here last about 10 years ago and then once before that around 20 years further back in time, so can't remember my first visit. In 2015 it reverted from its rebuild 1892/3 name to the earlier Flying Horse title which dates back to at least the late 18th century.
The spectacular interior is something of a must-see, especially given the central location but thereafter it's a bit of a slide downhill. There's a flashing games machine and two TVs were showing the football and at substantial volume, which of course translated into deafening adverts for McDonald's et al at half time making conversation difficult. It also seems that there was some thumping music playing in the basement as I could feel my stool vibrating to the rhythme. It's also not that homely, being patronised by office workers and tourists.
For the record, six pumps, one unused the remainder dishing out Pride, Gloom, Nicholson's Pale Ale, Sharp's Cornish Winter and Hooky Best at a relatively reasonable £4.70 and perfectly drinkable but a rather boring tipple.
This place is good for a quick half to admire the interior, but it's not a place I'd want to linger.

On 22nd January 2020 - rating: 3
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Flying Horse

A smallish Nicholson's pub, once marketed as the 'only pub on Oxford Street'. There are some nicely historic bits to the interior, including glasswork, ceramics and woodwork, with a rather splendid picture. Usually seems pretty busy, although there is another bar downstairs, again not visited. A reasonable selection of beers seemed well-kept, including two from Siren, two from St Austell (one the house ale) and London Pride.

On 8th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Flying Horse

Located at the junction of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, this is a traditional, single room pub that doesn’t look especially large from the outside but extends back some way from the front entrance.

Décor wise it consists of a dark, wood strip floor and has quite a dark ambience overall with fairly low level lighting and further dark woodwork on the walls. The right hand wall was largely covered with large mirrors one of which had been decoratively painted. Where there weren’t mirrors there were large portraits, and each mirror or portrait was framed with carved woodwork and interspersed with colourful tiling. A large chandelier was hanging at the rear and there was elaborate cornice work on the ceiling. Seating was perhaps a little limited, and we perched up on one of the stools along the bar counter.

Beers on tap were Truman’s Fine and Dandy, Itchen Pride of the Valley, Oakham JHB, Thornbridge January Blues and Oakham Pale Ale. Three further pumps for Doom Bar, London Pride and Exmoor Gold had all run out, which might normally raise some concerns about their stock control, but we visited on a Sunday evening when they had no doubt not had the chance to replenish from the weekend. Ciders meanwhile were both from Mortimer’s Orchard, with both the regular and English Berry varieties.

On 2nd February 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
London Charing Cross, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.46 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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22nd Jan 2020, 20:56
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
22nd Jan 2020, 20:54
Review submitted by Tris C

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