The Sussex


The area where the Sussex pub is situated has been a recognised thoroughfare since Saxon times. In Roman times this area also connected Westminster to the City of London. During the reign of King John (1199-1216) Long Acre was recorded as the northern boundary of the Covent Garden of the monks of St. Peter's Abbey. Over the years the area has been home to royalty, cartwrights and fruiterers in addition to famous names such as Nicholas Stone the sculptor, Oliver Cromwell and John Dryden. Today the area is still a bustling hub of activity connecting Covent Garden to Leicester Square.

Our range of drinks includes cask ale and an extensive wine list as well as a great range of soft drinks and coffees.

With fabulous British food to accompany our drinks, you can relax at this Taylor Walker pub over classics such as hand battered cod, chips and mushy or garden peas, traditional British recipe bangers & mash or a roast of the day seven days a week. Our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your British favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes.

We are delighted to welcome you at Taylor Walker and assure you of friendly service in a relaxing British pub with a welcoming atmosphere.

The downstairs bar with a capacity of up to 100 is available to hire for private parties and functions.

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Venue Details & Map

The Sussex

20 Upper St Martins Lane
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7836 1834
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Sussex

4.0 out of 5 7 February 2015
by Gregory S.

Watched my first Rugby match here last night with some friends. Great Pub!!!! No idea if they serve food, I didn't see any, but the beer is great.more

3.0 out of 5 29 January 2015
by Samantha M.

Reasonable bar though not a lot of places to sit, especially on a Thursday night and if you go on a Friday there's no chance of a seat. There is a reasonable atmosphere there but it's not got a lot of character like other pubs in the area. It's also always very sticky... all the table tops, the floor... everything feels very strangely sticky! Nonetheless it's a reasonable place to hang out for...more

3.0 out of 5 26 May 2014
by Daniel M.

Do not expect much from here. For example to ever get the ball rolling you need to go to the counter to order food and drink. You think you might be getting a waiter especially when he walks by and ignores you then you think oh ok. Then you think well I have a menu this must mean something. But no, it doesn't. You have to order at the bar. Anyways we got something like grandfather godfather...more

4.0 out of 5 11 March 2014
by Andy S.

I chose this restaurant because I wanted an English pie. The one that I ordered was a steak and ale pie. It's a flaky pastry, filled with steak and gravy. It came with a side of peas and carrots. It was supposed to come with mashed potatoes, but they were out, so they substituted fries. It also came with a small carafe of gravy.

I really enjoyed the meal. It's like a pot pie, but...more

4.0 out of 5 19 January 2014
by Sophack S.

It's a 3.5, but I round up.

One of the many Talyor Walker establishments around London. So after being here for a little bit, what I understand that many of these chains like Taylor Walker, will offer the same food and mostly the same beers, spirits and such. I actually don't have a huge problem with that, but to find some of the smaller independent establishments makes it a bit of a fun...more

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