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De Hems

(formerly Macclesfield; Horse & Dolphin)

11 Macclesfield Street
Soho
London
W1D 5BW

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Operator

Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

Situated in the north of Chinatown and named after a previous owner, a Dutch ex sea captain, this pub was once the rallying point for Dutch fighters based in England in the Second World War. At around the same time, the spy Kim Philby was also reputed to have been a patron!

Now the pub offers mainly Dutch & Belgian brews including Trappist, Lambic, Sour, Fruit and Saison; plus a mixture of Dutch & English cuisine and there are still plenty of Dutch expat customers here. For novice customers who dislike crowds do not come here on Dutch national holidays, particularly King's Day on 27th April (or 26th if 27th is a Sunday).

The "Shell Room" bar upstairs reflects the thousands of oysters once consumed in the pub, by the likes of the poet Swinburne.

There is an 80+ beer list on the venue's website which is worth studying before your visit! No handpumps, but real ale is available via Dutch and Belgian bottle-conditioned beers. Food includes British pub classics plus various Dutch-style dishes.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

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  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky & BT.

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De Hems

11 Macclesfield Street
Soho
London
W1D 5BW

Sat Nav Reference

51.512083, -0.131318

Transport

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  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (25m)

Various

Nearby Station (650m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (325m)

Leicester Square

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De Hems WC2-1 Oct 2015

De Hems

11 Macclesfield Street
Soho
London
W1D 5BW

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Restaurant Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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