The Old Red Cow

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71 Long Lane, The City, London, EC1A 9EJ

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The Old Red Cow

71 Long Lane
The City
+44 (0)20 7726 2595
Public transport:
Farringdon, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Red Cow

4.0 out of 5 28 June 2014
by Fida C.

Sweetie and I came here for a Sunday roast on a London visit. We didn't have a booking and got there about 12:15. We got the next to last beef. (Our recommendation: if you want beef for Sunday roast, book! if you want to arrive any later than just after noon, book!). Sweetie was pleased with the beer selection, which is varied and interesting. We shared the Sunday roast for two, which is a...more

4.0 out of 5 22 April 2014
by Karla S.

I absolutely loved this pub. We had a horrible experience at Ye Olde Cheshire pub right before ending up here. Talk about night and day. Food was great, good beers, amazing service. Highly recommend!more

4.0 out of 5 2 March 2014
by Camie T.

The good news:

-Lots of different beers, many of which are on tap.

-Popular place, good vibe.

-Good food.

-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

3.0 out of 5 27 February 2014
by Jason E.

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

4.0 out of 5 23 February 2014
by Peter S.

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