47 Chandos Place
0207 836 0291
Open all day
This is a real drinkers pub not far from the National Gallery. Although it is in Covent Garden it is also close to Nelson's Column.
You enter a large door at the front and the bar is immediately on your left. It is a 'J' affair with overhang and stools. The beers served here tend to be traditional, but a beer from Bath was on at the time of visit. This guest changes regularly. There is also a real cider on gravity behind the bar/in the fridge.
The decor is reflective of the area - i.e. pictures of the theatre stars and old posters. Note also the clever use of mirrors to give what is a very small rom a feeling of space.
There is seating at the front window and towards the rear at tall stools and wall shelves. These are actually very comfortable, though might take some getting into in your later years.
Toilets are upstairs so disabled access and use is not good.
Food is served here, though this tends to be sausages. However, if you are a vegetarian, the pub allow you to order your food in the cafe two doors down and they will bring it to you and collect the plate later - all very civilised.
If you get bored with the conversation, you can play board games here.
Not far from Charring Cross station.
Well worth a stop to warm up in winter, or relax in summer.
CAMRA pub of the year 2011.
None as yet.
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