The Old Coffee House
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Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ruds:
United Kingdom (England)
3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
The Old Coffee House 'was one' as the name suggests !
Classic back Street boozer just off Regent Street, midway between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations (5 mins walk from either).
One mid size room with lots of knick-knacks adorning the walls and shelves including a number of old etched brewery mirrors including 'Hanbury & Buxton' and 'MB Foster & Truman', and the general clutter seems like it really has been here for a hundred years or so, as opposed to being bulk bought and shipped in.
Service was fine, didn't have to wait long and the bar was pretty busy (7pm on a Weds night) largely with office workers and London locals. I doubt too many tourists make it here as slightly off the beaten track.
Didn't try the food, though was available
Onto the business end . . . BEER !
5 cask conditioned offerings from Brodies (of William IV Leyton fame) including an exclusive brew for the Coffee House, "West End Best"
All cask ales are priced at just £3 a pint, an absolute steal for anywhere in London, never mind Soho!
On my visit I had the Hoxton Sepcial IPA @ 6.6% ABV and the Saison @ 8% ABV, always £3 no matter how strong the beer is!
Only minor gripe and the reason I have marked quality at 3.5 is that both beers were a little on the cold side and the Saison gained life and charectar as it warmed a little!
In all a great stop off in a part of London otherwise very expensive and lacking in decent micro brewey offerings!
02-03-2012 11:19:17 | More by Ruds
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