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Coach & Horses

42 Wellington Street
Covent Garden

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat 11am - 3.30pm
Sun No Service



About the Pub

One of the smaller pubs in Covent Garden, it's a one room drinkers pub yet comfortable and warm. Mostly standing room though there are tall chairs of varying heights to sit on - at the one round table, around the side of the room, or in front of the main window etched with 'Watney Combe Reid'. One large mirror. etched 'Coach and Horses', overlooks the table and is adorned with a generous vase of fresh exotic blooms. The back bar is recessed with a mirror in a moulded surround, highlighting the various spirits etc., available. Blogged as one of the best traditional pubs in central London. An independent pub with a lot of Irish influence and hence big Guinness sales (and the claim to be the best in London, probably, as evidenced by the Irish Post), very much used by locals, office workers, and occasional visitors. There's always plenty of good, odd characters in the corner who've been here since whenever! Whatever the day, there's always for some a reason to have a bottle of 'shampoo' on the go - as if you really needed an excuse. In the heart of Theatreland, and close to the Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal and London Transport Museum, the many retired stars of back-stage and back-screen drink here in the corner to the left of the bar counter. There are of course the inevitable theatre-goers in the evening, when the pub can get very busy. This house has a fantastic collection of about 70 Irish whiskeys and gin, and Scotch whiskies. There are photos and posters for Gaelic football and Irish hurling, plus theatre posters, on the walls. Run by the same Irish family for around forty years now, when you visit, say hullo to the bar team: Jodie, Michael and Sean. And if you need a newspaper ask Michael for a borrow of his. All music is selected by the establishment - no musak here! - so expect an eclectic play list with some good golden oldies thrown in among Oasis and others of the more recent era.

Historic Interest

According to the Survey of London there's been a pub on this site with the name of the Coach and Horses since 1753, the present building probably preserving the elevational pattern of a rebuilding of 1775–6.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • St Austell Tribute

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    But not to toilets.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Hot and cold sandwiches.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Outside of food service hours.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Over 13s accompanied by adults.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    At the front of the pub.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    A small screen for horseracing on Saturdays, and occasionally rugby, and tennis in season.

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Coach & Horses

42 Wellington Street
Covent Garden

Sat Nav Reference

51.512547, -0.120948


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

Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176, RV1

Nearby Station (600m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (250m)

Covent Garden

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Coach & Horses

42 Wellington Street
Covent Garden

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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