The Old Red Cow

71-72 Long Lane , London, EC1A 9EJ

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020 7726 2595

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SquareMeal Review of The Old Red Cow

Beer is serious business at the Old Red Cow – a tiny drinking den on Smithfield market that now looks brighter & more cheerful following a refurb. No fewer than nine ales are normally on tap, ranging from Camden Pale to Austrian Schremser Rye or Maisel’s Weisse from Germany. But it doesn’t stop there: Trappist classics feature among the 30 or so bottled brews on the list, along with a worthy bunch of IPAs & fruit beers. Head up the creaky staircase to a quieter (but equally pokey) room for serious pubby sustenance in the shape of beer-battered cod & chips with mushy peas or wild mushroom & pea risotto with truffle oil. Despite the emphasis on beer, no one will be offended if you plump for something from the compact wine list.

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The Old Red Cow Location

71-72 Long Lane , London EC1A 9EJ

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020 7726 2595

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Thurs-Sat -12M)

Private Dining

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Overlooking Smithfield Market, the upstairs bar at this refurbished Victorian pub offers private dining with a view. With space for 25 seated and 40 standing, the space lends itself to everything from beer tastings and dinners to birthday and Christmas parties. 

Private Room Capacity: 25

The Old Red Cow's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.0

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Service: 7.0

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Atmosphere: 8.0

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Value: 7.0

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Silver Reviewer
26 July 2012

This pub has a great selection of beers from across Europe. Although on the small side there is a nice relaxed sitting area upstairs and the food is also reasonable. A fun place to meet with friends for lunch or a beer after work.

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