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by Michael Holland (subscribe)
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Published June 25th 2012
The fascinating Porterhouse interior.

The English summer is starting up again, picking up momentum with the high winds and heavy downpours to destroy the records since records began. This is a standard occurrence for the English. However, this does not sway the need for evening drinking and the Porterhouse is perfect for all occasions. It is easily located on Maiden Lane about a 5 minute walk from the tube station (if you make it up the infamous station stairs) it is reached without difficulty.

But why the Porterhouse? An Irish pub that has gone global. There are other pubs by the same name in other large cities around the world, New York and Dublin to be precise. It certainly has a global feel to it with a good selection of beers and wines available from the far reaches of the world and an interior to impress. The house lager being Chiller which offers a quaffable solution in the evening. Although, it can be a bit tough to navigate at this time as the place does fill to the brim. However, any decent London pub will do this. They do show live sport throughout the day and in the evening so if this is not something that interests you, it might be be better to stay away due to the large crowds that spill out the doors in an attempt to get a glimpse at a screen.

If you want to go during the day, the place is generally quiet with a menu for food available for meals and snacks which are available all day. There is also frequent live music events which take place throughout the week and can be viewed in the pubs basement bar. However, to gain full experience of this pub it needs to be on a bustling evening with the suits enjoying one last pint before heading off back to the suburbs. The evening atmosphere, if taken the right way, makes this pub enjoyable. Also perfect for somewhere to stray off to whilst others stroll around the shopping hub that is Covent Garden.
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Why? Bubbling atmosphere, Intriguing interior
When: 11am-11pm Mon-Wed; 11am-11.30pm Thur-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm Mon-Sat; noon-7pm Sun
Phone: 0207 379 7917
Where: 21-22 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
Cost: Average London Beer prices 3-4
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