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Nell of Old Drury

#6,541 of 18,270 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££, British
29 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS, England
+44 20 7836 5328
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
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Pub, British
££ - £££
29 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Called in here while on a ghost walk, it's a small but friendly pub right opposite The Theatre Royal. A lovely old fashioned beautifully decorated pub selling excellent beers but no food. Wasn't to busy because the theatre performance was...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We manage to find a pub without music too loud and without people shouting out loud ,one pound for a little salt & vinegar crisps pack it's expensive but ok cause delicious

Thank laurent f
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A small but friendly pub opposite The Theatre Royal in, of course, Drury Lane. We arrived for a pre-theatre drink and the pub was packed with people about to see 42nd Street. Plenty of seating for we oldies and it was nice chatting to visitors...More

Thank norman1366
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This little bar with it's historical links to Nell Gwynn and Charles ll is truly a hidden gem. It is ideally situated for pre/post theatre and interval drinks (which can be pre ordered) and perfect for anyone wishing to take time out from the hustle...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This may be good news for some but there is no IPA available. The staff were extremely rude. They made me feel ridiculous for asking what IPA they had available. London does not have amazing costumer service but this is the worst I've seen. I...More

Thank Shaylene C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Great place for quick drink before or after a theatre show. Opposite Drury Lane Theatre and close to several others.

Thank John S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed a few beers here recently. Good range of proper ales and a great location opposite the Theatre Royal. Recommended.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lovely little traditional pub across from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. We went to meet an actor friend who was in 42nd Street in the theatre. Returned the next night after the show. Very reasonable prices considering it's right in the middle of theatre land!...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

popped in to meet up before going on to a resturant and loved the old world charm and tradional nature of the place. 2 ales on tap as well as the usual lager. did nto try the wine but the prices looked reasonable.

Thank mick7074
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My sister and I came across this pub by accident as we walked up Catherine St as her name is Catherine! We were looking for somewhere to get a drink and rest our feet before heading to our dinner reservation. On looking through the bay...More

Thank Denise M
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Nearby Attractions
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825 reviews
.03 miles away
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.10 miles away
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4 January 2015|
Response from Champagne1958 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't know about booking tables, we just went in for a drink - perhaps give them a call on the phone.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Pub, British
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 5328
We are a friendly traditional pub in covent garden. Our emphasis is on great atmosphere and good beer. Unfortunately we do not serve any food but if you're looking for a pre or post theatre drink, we can definitely offer you great service in little piece of local history.
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