Punch & Judy


Built in 1787, this pub was thought to be named after the puppet show performances that took place in the nearby piazza for the children of flower-sellers - Covent Garden originally being a flower market. This is a listed building and retains much of the original brick and stonework. It's known as being one of the very few buildings in the area that escaped bomb damage during the blitz.

This pub is 'world famous' and is located facing the west piazza and from this our balcony guests have the best view to watch the street performers.

As a Taylor Walker pub, we are proud to offer freshly prepared British pub food and high quality drinks. With experienced and friendly staff, whether you are a cask ale fan, love a chilled glass of white wine or a freshly ground cup of coffee, we will serve you in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Join us for a classic British dish such as hand battered cod, chips and mushy or garden peas, a juicy rump steak burger and chips or a roast of the day seven days a week. Our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes, all served by our welcoming and friendly team.

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Venue Details & Map

Punch & Judy

40 The Market
Covent Garden Piazza
+44 (0)20 7379 0923
Public transport:
Covent Garden, 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 53 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Punch & Judy

4.0 out of 5 25 June 2015
by E J.

Quick summary;

3 floors of a well maintained clean pub

Excellent view of the square from the roof terrace

Beer a bit pricey but for the location,worth it,just

Gets a tad overcrowded at time,but hey,it's Covent gardenmore

5.0 out of 5 2 May 2015
by Monique E.

My friend and I came here as our last meal before we left London, after walking around for a while wondering what we fancied, we decided good old pub gub was the way to go.

We went in and found it rather dark however it was very cosy and friendly, while the only issue was that the tables and seats were fairly close but it was easily overlooked by everything else.

My friend went for her...more

3.0 out of 5 15 April 2015
by Jonathan V.

Average pub...

Well located with a small balcony giving some outside space. Good vibe with friendly staff just not very many... Only bother if you are desperate and the sun is shining as there is many better places...more

1.0 out of 5 6 April 2015
by Aaron B.

Got myself intentionally a bit lost on a recent trip to London. Wound up at Covent Gardens and wandered into Punch & Judy hoping for a good pint and "The Best Fish & Chips in the City?" as the sign outside the dining room said--question mark and all. Didn't really work out for me.

I entered the dining room downstairs as directed by the signs. There was a stool free, so I grabbed that and sat...more

4.0 out of 5 24 December 2014
by Liz O.

Punch & Judy's looks to be a memorable spot for nightly outings with friends for some drinks! I happened to come in on the afternoon, where the action was a little less lively. That said, the cider glass that I ordered was HUGE and delicious!!

Everything that was ordered (sandwiches, soups, etc.) was served in decent portions and actually good food!

The server here was friendly too,...more

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