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The week of new pubs #1 – Old Coffee house, Soho

While we have our favourite pubs, it seems a shame not to explore the vast wealth of boozers in this great city.  We’ve hit a couple of gems recently, so we’ve decided that every day this week we’re going to go into a new pub and write about it.  Maybe two, if the first one’s rubbish.

Today we’re featuring the Old Coffee House, Beak Street, Soho.  This place screams “old-fashioned boozer” at you, with walls covered in brewery livery and various East London references (including letters from David Beckham as a Manchester United trainee… fake or real, who knows?).

Excitingly, they had Brodie’s IPA, brewed by our local microbrewery.  Even better, it was in fabulously crisp condition.  Friendly staff, nice mixed crowd.  Busy, but you could squeeze onto a table. A hit.

Beer in the Evening review and directions here.  Randomness Guide here.

3 replies on “The week of new pubs #1 – Old Coffee house, Soho”

i like this pub – the beer is not always great, but it’s full of interesting tat – a pleasingly genuine assortment, rather than the kitted-out-by-the-yard fake old interiors

Great pub – long been one of my favourites. Owned, it is rumoured, by the same people who own the French House and the ‘Iconic’ (and pretty rubbish in my view) Coach and Horses – so hopefully there won’t be an interior refit any time soon.

I believe it’s owned by the same people that own the Cross Keys in Endell Street, Covent Garden. The latter also stocks Brodies, as well as the lovely Crouch Vale Brewers Gold. Well worth a visit!

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