The Old Coffee House 1

49 Beak Street , London, W1F 9SF

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SquareMeal Review of The Old Coffee House

The name refers to Georgian forerunners of today’s public houses, where subsidised coffee was sold instead of gin and porter as a previous Nanny State attempted to wean the populace off the demon drink. Fast-forward three centuries and the number of coffees sold is heavily outnumbered by the punters’ thirst for honestly priced ales and ciders on tap: try a pint from Brodies’ Leytonstone microbrewery for size – perhaps robust Polska (6.6% abv), citrusy Amarilla, Sunshine, English Best or Old Ardour from a Camra-accredited offer. The brass bedpans around the place are part of a junk-shop bonanza that also embraces stuffed animal heads, brewery mirrors, musical instruments and WWI posters – the kind of jumble that passed as cutting edge before branding stylists took over the world of pub design.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 363m

Oxford Circus Tube Station 403m


Address: 49 Beak Street , London W1F 9SF

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 12N-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Beak Street 13m

Regent Street 114m


Telephone: 020 7437 2197

Cuisine: Pubs

Private Dining: 25

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