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
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Sussex

3.0 out of 5 4 December 2015
by Stefan P.

Here's a sombre fact-the Sussex pub was bombed by the IRA killing one person. That was all a long time ago and the Sussex has stood the test of time on its corner. But, alas, as our American cousins would say, it's well..just meh! It has no real redeeming feature, it's not full of character or with a great beer selection. It does what it says on the tin. Personally, there are plenty of other...more

3.0 out of 5 18 November 2015
by Duncan M.

This place is the best and worst place in London. I use it for a quick pint before a dinner for a laugh. They always have some white beer or a good ale. Something new world or whatever. Therefore you'll get a drink you like.

There is always a great mix of people in here. Young. Old. Any culture you can think of (that drink). However, it is way over priced. I think only belgo can claim a more...more

2.0 out of 5 31 May 2015
by Luke H.

Avoid at all costs of you are after a cheap pint. Just paid £5.74 for a pint which would normally be around £4 - massive tourist trap!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

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

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