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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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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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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Flying Horse

Appears nothing special from the street, but step inside and you can spend ages looking around (and up) at the splendid tiling, mirrors and other original features (plus the curious metal cage...). A long counter and usually only a couple of staff meaning it can take ages to get served as the place is often crammed with tourists and Oxford Street shoppers. The number of handpumps has increased to eight since my previous visit four years ago, with a decent, varied selection this time, including an Indian Brown Ale from Harbour Brewing (£4.75). Further handpumps (usually offering duplicated beers) can be found downstairs in the St Giles cellar bar / dining room. Overall, worth a visit for the decor although no great shakes as a pub.

On 25th June 2017 - 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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8th Dec 2018, 15:53
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6th May 2018, 08:41
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