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Old Red Cow, Smithfield, EC1

72 Long Lane
Phone: 02077262595
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Old Red Cow

Well known for carry a wide range of craft keg beers,the ground floor is quite small,square with few features and mainly high table seating options although bar stolls will get used and block bar access.The large staircase leads to a calmer dining room with another keg only bar,I expect you can escape up here to just drink but most folk will be eating from a menu long of pizze,pub grub and beer snacks.This will also be served in the bar and outside for vertical consumption.
There will always be 4 real ales,on my trip Redemption Pale,Twickenham Naked Ladies,Moor Raw and XT3 West Coast IPA (decent nick).The 12 keg taps offer produce from Kernel,Fourpure,Redchurch,Big Drop,Signature,Beavertown,Hackney and Five Points,so if you understand the London keg scene,this would be a good sampling target.
Lots of punters spill outside and there are drinking shelves to the front and in the archway,but the limited internal seating and short real ale menu may limit future trips to a swift one while passing.

On 2nd March 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1908 recommendations about 1908 pubs]

hondo . left this review about Old Red Cow

Small bar area on the ground floor(didn’t visit upstairs). 12 keg and 4 real ale taps. Worth including on a crawl but maybe not for a sesh.

On 26th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Tris C left this review about Old Red Cow

A return visit and this place seems to have improved for the better. The too-cool-for-school barman wasn't in evidence and the pub was quieter than usual.
A very small bar with around three high tables and a further bar upstairs, unexplored. The place seems to be more functional than is usual, describing itself as "The 'Local Beer House' was born out of a love for 'nice pubs'"; ok, trumpet blown or kazoo? Little décor, with a crystal chandelier on high.
An aloof barman presiding over 12 keg taps, an unused pump, Oakham's Citra and Jeffrey Hudson Bitter and Gloucester Brewery's Cascade at £2.00 a half and nice.
Worth a look, but the Hand & Shears is just to the rear.

On 10th December 2017 - rating: 4
[User has posted 873 recommendations about 859 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Farringdon (London), 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Moorgate, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Old Red Cow, EC1
2nd Mar 2019, 14:25
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
26th Oct 2018, 15:04
Review submitted by hondo . amended by hondo .

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 October 2018 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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