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The Old Red Lion

#6,001 of 19,027 Restaurants in London
£, ,
72 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS, England
+44 20 7405 1748
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
16 Oct 2018
“Good pub, nice atmosphere”
14 Oct 2018
Open Now
00:00 - 12:00 Hours
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British
72 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS, England
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went here for a drink at the end of a long day in London. There was a good mix of people and the vibe was interesting. Busy but not overcrowded and we did manage to get bar stools. There is a good selection of beers...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Proper pub, friendly staff, great choice of ales, wines and spirits friendly crowd. TV if you want to watch.

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 14 December 2017

A great place for spending an evening, right in the heart of London. The atmosphere is lovely, the governor and his staff are wonderful, and you can get a big range of drinks at a reasonable price. There's music and a TV set for football...More

Thank binapiraeus
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Small cozy pub with great music. We dropped in on our way to a restaurant. It was busy but managed to find a couple of stalls. London prices for drinks, expected given the location.

Thank L_K1509
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic place to watch the football on Saturday. The bar staff were friendly and chatty, there were plenty of screens without the sports bar feel and the beer was good.

Thank Darren99999
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Stayed to watch football a few times. Good staff. It's a decent pub but the beer selection a bit lacking. Great music though!

Thank member_member
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Very nice place but small. It gets busy with the after work crowd. they sell a decent pint of Abbott ale. Yummy.

Thank TartanWanderer
Reviewed 14 February 2017

just dropped in for a beer in an oldy pub, and we ended up staying all night! fantastic atmosphere, great low level chilled music, excellent location to sit in the window and watch the bustle of high Holborn. staff really friendly, prices fantastic! well done

Thank 985markq
Phil B, Guest Relations at The Old Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

We are delighted to see that you had a good time at The Old Red Lion! We will send your compliments over to the team. Thanks.

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Got there lunch hour for a glass of wine. I normally pass by finding it always full or busy. There were only four of us in this mostly wooden counter bar. Very courteous bar tenders who seemed to me to be the owners. Also has...More

Thank Yellowtopcab
Phil B, Guest Relations at The Old Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

We are really glad that you had a good time with us recently. We pride ourselves on the highest quality of service, food & atmosphere, and we are delighted that you received this. We will send your compliments over to the team.

Reviewed 10 November 2016

We held a film screening in the Cromwell Room upstairs for about fifty people in total, and thanks to the hard work and dedication of the pub’s staff it went off brilliantly. They went above and beyond in planning the event, meeting our technical requirements,...More

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Phil B, Guest Relations at The Old Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

We are delighted to see that you and the rest of the guests had a good time with us recently. We pride ourselves on a high standard of service & food, so we are very pleased that you received​ the real Chef & Brewer treatment....More

Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 1748
The Old Red Lion is a traditional British pub in the heart of Central London. Only a short walk away from Covent Garden and the British Museum, it's ideally located for a quick drink or a sit-down meal. Quench your thirst with a great selection of drinks, including fine ales. Whether you're new to town or just looking for the perfect place to hang out after a long day at work, drop by for comfort food and drinks in a classic pub scene.
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