From the US. We stayed in the neighborhood and this became our local. Loved the atmosphere and the selection. Old Engine Oil became a personal favorite. Great place, younger crowd, cool vibe.more
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
For a beer drinker in London who can't stand another pint of Heineken this is your place. Less than a ten minute walk from St. Paul's and Moorgate its revolving selection of beers is a welcome change. The list includes imports from all over the world as well as a great selection of higher quality small batch British brews.
Its a great place to sit down with a quality beer and enjoy...more