The Old Coffee House

49 Beak Street, Soho, London

The Old Coffee House
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10/10 from 1 user review

No-frills pub in Soho

The Old Coffee House, exterior picture

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Address:49 Beak Street
Soho
London
W1F 9SF
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns
Region:Soho
Nearest Station:Oxford Circus
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon:11:00 - 23:00
Tue:11:00 - 23:00
Wed:11:00 - 23:00
Thu:11:00 - 23:00
Fri:11:00 - 23:00
Sat:11:00 - 23:00
Sun:12:00 - 22:30
About: The Old Coffee House is a traditional pub that serves a variety of traditional pub food and can cater for private parties of up to 50 guests upon request. A takeaway option is also available. In addition to this, they also provide a wide range of entertainment including background music playing hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's as well as a selection of gaming machines.

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The Old Coffee House is as unfussy and original as they come. Etched mirrors, brewery adverts and copper ornaments decorate the place and the pubs 18th century origins are only punctured by the presence of a few flat screens.




"No-frills pub in Soho"

Review Rating: 6 / 10
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Despite the name, this is a laidback, traditional boozer with old fashioned décor and a lack of pretension, something which is becoming a rarity for venues in and around Soho. Ironically, it derives its name from the fact that it was once a coffee house run by the Temperance movement, who strictly opposed drinking alcohol.

The music in the background is cheesy (80s and 90s ‘classics’) and they don’t mix up fancy cocktails, but if a quiet pint and a chat are sought in the area The Old Coffee House is a sure contender.

Most beer drinkers will find their thirst appeased by the offer of Heineken, Fosters, Stella and Amstel on draught amongst others, with the cost of most pints being £3.

To add interest to an otherwise simple layout, the walls have been filled to the point of clutter with old photographs, war posters and other memorabilia – including, somewhat bizarelly, a stuffed bird. A widescreen TV shows sports and pots and pans hang from the ceiling in a mish-mash of rustic and modern.

It remains fairly peaceful throughout the day save for the odd tourist, however The Old Coffee House is just a little bit too hidden away from the main points of interest for many visitors. There is plenty of seating, although on busy evenings throngs of after-work drinkers spill out onto the pavement, particularly during warmer months.



Leila reviewed The Old Coffee House on Wed 22 Sep 2010


The Latest User Reviews of The Old Coffee House


User Rating: 10 / 10
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Great pub! The staff were really friendly and chatty. The beer is from their own micro brewery and the range is excellent. I liked the IPA the best but all were good. The crowd were a good age range. The decor was classic old english pub which is almost becoming a rare thing!!! A Good night. Might even become my local!!!

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