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The Old Red Cow
71 Long LaneThe CityLondonEC1A 9EJ
- +44 (0)20 7726 2595
- Public transport:
- Farringdon, Underground
I've been here for a beer on a few occasions, and finally got around to trying the food yesterday. Firstly the beer - this is one of the best selections in the area with loads of locally brewed craft beer from breweries like Beavertown, Kernel and Fourpure on with several on keg and a few more from the cask. They also usually have some good quality cider like Orchard Pig.
I had heard they...more
Swung by on a random Sunday with a friend who was visiting from out of town. Was a little sad that the kitchen had closed so early (we were there at 6pm!), but decided to continue on our liquid diets and stuck to beer, beer and more beer. Now if you're looking for good beer, this place is great! Wide range to choose from and the bar staff were helpful in selecting what to drink.
The good news:
-Lots of different beers, many of which are on tap.
-Popular place, good vibe.
-Really nice toilets.
The bad news:
-Standing room outside under a covered walkway, however, no heaters:(
-Hard to get to the bar to order a beer due to it being at max capacity.
Made the mistake of heading to the Old Red Cow at 6pm on a Thursday with a large group (6-7). We had...more
This pub is slightly smaller than a VW Camper van and whenever there are more than about 7 people in it, it feels crowded. However, as the 2nd pub in the small Pubs of Distinction chain, it has an immense range of beers on tap..... 20ish!!!!! And they are not ordinary beers either! If you can get a seat somewhere this is an OK place to stop for a quick pint or two, but basically it's just...more
The Old Red Cow combines great food, an excellent range of beer on tap and in bottles and service akin to the revered Powder Key Diplomacy.
The beer range is impressive, even if in London's growing range of craft beerhouses, the quality is not up there with the very best. Think London Fields, Camden, Grain, Brooklyn and a few others. Certainly respectable, but I would argue not enough to...more