Coach And Horses, W1D 5DH
- 020 7437 592
- 29 Greek Street, W1D 5DH
- 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
A famous pub in Soho, known for its gruff former landlord and its associations with the down-at-heel literati. It was acquired by Fuller's in June 2011, and added to their tenanted (as opposed to directly managed) division. In mid-2012, the menu was changed to become completely vegetarian.
Inside a lot of the old-fashioned fittings and furnishings are preserved, and it has the feel of a place untouched by modern trends (except perhaps in the selection of drinks and certain aspects of the food menu). Behind the bar are advertised, carved into the wood and back-lit, the names of now-historical brands like Ind Coope, Double Diamond, and Skol lager.
There are five handpulls, which on our June 2012 visit had three real ales: Fuller's Chiswick, Gales Seafarers (£3.70/pint), and Redemption Hopspur. We also noted Stowford Press and Old Rosie cider, as well as Thatcher's pear cider. They had Fentimans soft drinks too.
They do food, which as mentioned above is now all vegetarian photo of menu board, but unfortunately the kitchen was closed on our visit (we didn't manage to find out why) so we couldn't try it.
When secretlondon visited in September 2008 there was a cockney singalong around a piano, and posters stating that this happens every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm. There were also adverts for live jazz on Tuesday evenings. (We're not sure how much of this is still going on.)
- Fancyapint review
- Time Out review
- Telegraph article on Norman Balon, long-standing landlord of the Coach and Horses
- Barblog review
- Des de Moor's review
- Picky Glutton review
- Tasty Fever review
- CAMRA Regional Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors entry
- Beer In The Evening comments
- Qype comments
- Trusted Places comments