The Old Red Cow

London, EC1A 9EJ ·Website·Call020 7726 2595

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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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Perfect for
Group dining [8+]


71-72 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ

020 7726 2595 020 7726 2595


Opening Times

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


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1 Review 

Chris H

26 July 2012  
Food & Drink 3
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
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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