Search > Bow Street Tavern

NOTICE: Venues need your support more than ever as they recover following the pandemic.

Please be aware that venues may choose to keep some measures in place for the safety of customers and staff, and that opening hours and services may be different to those displayed here. Before visiting or ordering from any venue, we advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting updates on the pub.

Bow Street Tavern

(formerly Covent Garden; Globe)

37 Bow Street
Covent Garden

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times


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.

Email this pub to a friend


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


  • 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.

View on Larger Map

Bow Street Tavern

37 Bow Street
Covent Garden

Sat Nav Reference

51.512833, -0.121307


  • <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

Submit Pub Updates to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Results are based on your filters selected. View or change them on the search page here

Bow St Tavern WC2 Jan 2019

Bow Street Tavern

37 Bow Street
Covent Garden

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

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

CAMRA Festivals


Save your local pub Join CAMRA CAMRA Festivals
Close overlay