The Old Coffee House

5 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

49 Beak St
London, England, W1F 9SF
United Kingdom

020 7437 2197 | map

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Added by Ruds on 02-02-2012

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by Ruds:
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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BenBreeg
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RedDieselBrewing
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Brodies cask ale - need I say more?

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Photo of wl0307
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

The Old Coffee House in London, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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