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Bow Street Tavern

(formerly Covent Garden; Globe)

37 Bow Street
Covent Garden

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.30 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 3pm
Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 6pm


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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; and it is indeed now very close to the new Bow Street Police Museum. 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 range of gins is available. There is also a range of adult softs and low alcohol beer options. The food offering includes pub classics. There are also choices for vegetarians and vegans. Note that the food hours given may vary in future depending on staff availability, check with venue website.

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 ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Adnams --varies--
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Wychwood --varies--

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


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Saturday only.

  • Garden Garden

    An upstairs covered outside terrace.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Various rooms can be booked for private functions including the rooftop year-round.

  • 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

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

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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

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