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Bow Street Tavern

(formerly Covent Garden; Globe)

37 Bow Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 7AU

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Opening Times

Regular

Mondayclosed
Tuesdayclosed
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon & Tue
5 - 10 Wed & Thu
12 - 3, 5 - 10 Fri & Sat
12 - 6 Sun

About the Pub

After a change in operator, and an extensive refurbishment, the pub has a varied 'menu' of themes harking back to an earlier era with the Inspectors Office and the Fielding Room giving a Victorian police / Bow Street Runners and gas-lit feel. There's a comfortable 'nook' dedicated to the British monarchy, a Gin terrace, and more. The walls are painted a dark terracotta, and with dark wood panelling, mirrors, and are hung with a range of movie (Hitchcock's Frenzy of course), theatre, opera, police, and beer themes, including at least two photos from CAMRA's Covent Garden Beer Festival in 1975. A collection of Toby jugs line the top of the back bar fitting.

As well as draught beer a wide gin range is available. The pub boasts its own house “J-Ale” brewed by the nearby Essex Street Brewery, and other of their beers will also appear. There's a large range of adult softs and low alcohol options such as Adnam's Ghost Ship 0.5% on draught. The food offering includes pub classics. There are also choices for vegetarians and vegans.

Historic Interest

The interior of the pub featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1972 film “Frenzy”. On the site of a former Bow Street Runners' early police station and opposite the Royal Opera House, this former Meux's Brewery Co Ltd pub was rebuilt in 1897 and again in 1930.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Essex Street J-Ale
  • Fuller's London Pride

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Dark Star Hophead
  • Sambrook's Pumphouse Pale
  • Truman's Attaboy

Often a LocAle.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    An upstairs covered outside terrace.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    The dining rooms can be booked for private functions.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games, and each table a 1/2 pint jug has a US card game - Genius, a sort of Trivial Pursuits Q and A game.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Dining rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside on the street.

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Bow Street Tavern

37 Bow Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 7AU

Sat Nav Reference

51.512833, -0.121307

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (250m)

9, 11, 13, 15, 23

Nearby Station (650m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (250m)

Covent Garden

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Bow St Tavern WC2 Jan 2019

Bow Street Tavern

37 Bow Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 7AU

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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