The Horse and Groom Fitzrovia

128 Great Portland Street , London, W1W 6PS

SquareMeal Review of The Horse and Groom Fitzrovia

This ox-blood and Bovril-tone taproom bears all the hallmarks of a (now increasingly hard to find) working-class Victorian public house. It’s a beautiful boozer, with bow windows, a pillared frontage and original glazed tiles. A horse and a groom are painted in insets to either side of the first-floor dining room’s arched windows. Inside, the etched mirror glass is bedazzling. The venue comprises public, snug and saloon bars where reasonably priced wines, five ales on tap – from owners, Samuel Smith of North Yorkshire – and around two dozen bottled beers are served. Upstairs, the food eschews 21st-century pub grub trends. For lunch or dinner, start with a prawn cocktail, breaded mushrooms or soupe du jour (£3.95) followed by liver and onions, pies, bangers and mash, steak and kidney pudding, scampi and chips, or Greek salad. Classic desserts are the popular choice for afters.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Great Portland Street Tube Station 397m

Regents Park Tube Station 451m


Address: 128 Great Portland Street , London W1W 6PS

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Nearby Landmarks

University of Westminster 65m

Royal Institute of British Architects 231m


Telephone: 020 7580 4726

Cuisine: Pubs

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