The French House in Soho started life as a gin parlour in the mid-19th century, but had become a wine bar by 1914. In the Second World War, the bar was taken over by Charles de Gaulle and his French forces, providing the nickname "the French pub". It's now a bohemian hangout where TV, recorded music and mobile phones are banned.
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The French House
49 Dean StreetLondonW1D 5BG
- +44 20 7437 2477
Top 5 reviews of The French House
Good place to have a drink. Keep in mind that they do not run tabs in here. You pay as you order. Also no full size pints in here. The crowd is friendly and the place is small. Friendly barkeeps. Consider this place if you are in the area and want something simple and reasonably priced. My favorite bar for sure of the evening I was there. more
Went in near closing time. Asked for their recommended wine, which ended up being terrible.
After 10 minutes, they had us put the remainder of the wine in plastic cups to drink outside after they closed.
I guess if you just have to go to a pub, this isn't the worst. But don't get the wine! more
Loved this pub! Our trek into SOHO to meet an ex-pat friend brought us here for after work pints. I gotta admit this pub was PACKED! But instead of the volume of people becoming a deterrent it actually adds to the ambiance and experience.
The crowd of regulars is what makes up the majority of French House's patrons and after work you'll be hard pressed to find a set inside. Thankfully you can... more
While I did have a great night out at this pub, I'm afraid I would not necessarily go back.
The venue itself is tiny so you most likely have to start by standing and hoping that someone would leave eventually do you can grab their seat. Since it was 4 of us out for St Patrick's day we slowly managed to get seats one by one at a rate of one new seat per hour but we did manage to all be seated... more
Worst service ever by a racist bartender named: Maxine. She was rude, obnoxious and out of line to me and my friends who were visiting from out of town. Never will I set foot in there again or recommend that at. She ruined our night. more